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The Foles Files

Stats: 25/40, 266 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 77.7 QB rating

The bad

-Bad interception 

Just like last week, we’ll get the “bad” out of the way first.

After connecting with Golden Tate for a 28 yard completion on 3rd and 6, the Eagles were in business at the Chicago 22 yard line.

Two plays later, Foles threw his worst ball of the night…

He wasn’t to blame for the Roquan Smith interception, that was just one hell of a play.

The Eagles lost the turnover battle 2-1, but somehow they were still able to walk out of Chicago with a win.

The Good

-Hot start

Foles came out firing on the NFL’s top ranked defense.

His first two passes went for 22 and 17 yards. He was 4-5 for 57 yards in total on this drive. He couldn’t get into the endzone, but to start the game by moving the ball right down the field and get points set the tone for the entire game.

-TD drive # 1

Although they were aided by a personal foul penalty on a 3rd and 6 that extended the drive, Foles was still very impressive with his ability to move the Eagles down the field and ultimately into the endzone.

He picked up a huge 3rd and 5 by connecting with Golden Tate for 9 yards. He also put Jordan Matthews in a position to draw a 33 yard pass interference penalty. On the very next play he capped the drive off with a 10 yard TD to Travis Kelce…. I mean Dallas Goedert.

-Allowing his play-makers to make plays/taking shots down the field

This is one of my favorite things about Foles 2.0. The deep ball has been a big time weapon. He is not afraid to air it out and give his play-makers a shot to make a big play. Whether its’ Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, or in this case Golden Tate, Foles puts his guys in a position to deliver.

-The final drive 

This was a thing of beauty.

A 12 play 60 yard drive on the best defense in the NFL orchestrated by Nick Foles. He went 6-9 for 59 yards, including a huge 3rd and 9 pickup for 11 yards to Alshon Jeffery, and the game winning TD.

Simply incredible.

 

4th and goal, season on the line, sprint right option, balls of steal, TD!

-3rd and 4th down 

Foles was ridiculous on 3rd and 4th down, delivering when it mattered most.

I don’t know if I mentioned it, but the game winner also came on 4th down…

-The legend continues…. 

Here’s a compilation of absurd Nick Foles stats..

 

Final thoughts 

Statistically this wasn’t a masterpiece, but Nick Foles did what Nick Foles does…. he delivered when it mattered most.

Did you even doubt for one second that he would lead the Eagles down the field for a TD?

Best defense in the league?

Doesn’t matter!

Game winning drive.

He’s the definition of clutch. He’s Robert Horry, Mariano Rivera, or insert any other clutch name you want, Foles is that guy.

He has now started 12 games over past two seasons. In games that he has both started and finished he is 10-1, including 4-0 on the playoff stage.

His numbers are outrageous. He is single-handedly re-writing the history books.

I told you last week, I’m done trying to figure this out. I have given in. I am just enjoying this ride, for however long it will last.

 

Thankfully the legend will continue for AT LEAST another week.

 

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