Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles surprised everyone of Sunday with a performance for the ages. While recording a perfect passer rating of 158.3, Foles went an astounding 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards and seven touchdowns in the 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. But is this the type of production what we can expect from the back-up quarterback from here on out?
Foles previous game, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week Seven, was the complete opposite of Sunday’s record setting performance. The 2012 third round pick out of Arizona looked terrible against the Cowboys. It wasn’t so much the Dallas defense as it was Foles himself that was the Eagles’ main opponent on that day. It was his inconstant play and inability to hit the wide open receiver that resulted in the 17-3 loss.
Now it appears as if the Dallas game was simply an “off-day” for Foles. In his last four games, Foles played well enough in three of them to win while recording 14 total touchdowns and zero interceptions on the season so far.
And let’s not forget, this is a second-year player running a new offense under his second head coach in as many years. Foles, like the rest of the Eagles players, needed time to adjust. This latest offensive explosion could simply be the young man’s on-the-job training starting to really pay-off.
The 4-5 Eagles currently sit second in the NFC East standings, just a game behind the Cowboys. With an Aaron Rogers-less Green Bay Packer’s team on the scheduled this Sunday, the Eagles are poised to take the divisional lead as early as next week.
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