Nick Foles, QB
Our savior! Backup quarterback, Nick Foles! That’s what we’re supposed to say right? Let’s be honest here for a second. Nick Foles did not play lights out last game. He did not get off to anything similar to his hot two-game stretch from the NFC Championsip to Super Bowl LII. Did Foles play a decent game? Sure. But let’s stop acting like he was the savior to the offense.
If Carson Wentz threw for zero touchdowns, to one interception that came late in the game in a red zone situation, then Eagles fans would be calling for his head. You would hear about how the team had to carry Wentz, and that he wasn’t clutch and almost lost them the game. Not to mention, Foles almost had another interception that would’ve put the Rams right in a red zone situation while being down by one posession, but never mind that.
Foles has to be better this week. Everything was perfect enough for him to lead the charge last week, but not everything is going to work in his favor like that all of the time. At least he was able to get Alshon Jeffery involved a lot more, so that’s definitley a plus. However, Jeffery is headed into Sunday’s game while fighting an illness. He may not be one-hundred percent so Foles will have to make sure he’s able to spread the ball around in order for the offense to produce.