4 Eagles that are key to a victory against the Giants
Nick Foles, QB
Normally this spot is saved for number eleven. This week, a new sheriff is in town. Listen, the loss of Wentz hurts a lot. But this is still a very good team and will be led by a pretty decent backup quarterback. Nick Foles has been here and done that. Foles has won plenty of games in this league and there is no doubt that he can win more.
So before everyone loses their minds about Foles’ playing QB1 this week, understand that he is no stranger to being in this position. When Mike Vick went down in 2013, Foles went on to lead the Eagles to the wild card round while positing ridiculously good numbers. 2014 obviously was not as great. But before his season-ending injury, the Eagles looked like they were on their way to another NFC East championship.
The odds are in his favor this time around. The Eagles are already division champions and have already locked up a playoff spot. Not only are they in first place as of now, but Foles has inherited a team that is complete and stacked with talent around him. Aside from a couple of offensive weapons a few years ago, Foles wasn’t working with too much.
This week is Foles’ time to settle in and get used to playing all four quarters once again. The fact that he is already familiar with the system and the players on offense makes him a lot more confident. If we see anything remotely close to Foles’ first couple of seasons in Philadelphia, then the Eagles should take care of the Giants without an issue.