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Foles completed 19-of-29 passes for 179 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
The interception came on a screen pass after Darren Sproles tripped on one of his own linemen. While far from his best performance, Foles has looked much better in the last two games following a poor outing to open the preseason. The Eagles dealt with some bumps and bruises throughout the preseason, but the offense figures to head into Week 1 close to full strength, barring any practice injuries over the next two-plus weeks. With the exception of suspended right tackle Lane Johnson, the only player in danger of missing Week 1 is backup running back Chris Polk (hamstring), who doesn't figure to see much work while LeSean McCoy (thumb) is healthy.
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Foles had a rough night in Friday's preseason opener against the Bears, completing six-of-nine passes for 44 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
It only took Foles nine preseason pass attempts to match his interception total from the 2013 regular season. We'll choose to look at that as a good thing, although it'll be a bit concerning if he looks this bad in the next two games, given that he only has three-quarters of a season of strong play under his belt. Foles has everything in place to succeed without DeSean Jackson this season, as Jeremy Maclin is back, Darren Sproles has been acquired, and Zach Ertz is no longer a rookie. Just as important as the targets Foles will throw to, the Eagles still have Chip Kelly, an excellent offensive line, and of course, LeSean McCoy.
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Nick Foles earned Pro Bowl MVP honors as Jerry Rice's team defeated Deion Sanders' in Sunday night's Pro Bowl game, 22-21.
The game was actually somewhat entertaining despite its odd construction, with Rice and Sanders "drafting" each of their teams in a two-day process we could hardly stomach. Most importantly, no players suffered any significant injuries. In Sunday's game, Foles completed 7-of-10 throws for 89 yards and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron. Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson was named Defensive MVP, racking up nine tackles and a forced fumble.
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The Eagles can't sign Nick Foles to a contract extension until after the 2014 season.
Per the terms of the CBA, drafted players have to play under their rookie contract through the third year. So much like Russell Wilson, Foles will play out next season as one of the biggest bargains in the league at $615,000. It gives the Eagles a full season to be absolutely sure they want to commit to Foles as their franchise quarterback and it also brings them a windfall of cap space. This year he finished the regular season eighth in completion percentage (64.0), first in yards per attempt (9.12) and first in passer rating (119.2) while throwing 27 touchdowns against two interceptions.
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Nick Foles completed 23-of-33 passes for 195 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions in Saturday's 26-24 Wild Card loss to the Saints.
It was nearly a storybook ending to a magical season for Foles as he led the Eagles on a 77-yard touchdown drive to give them a 24-23 lead with under five minutes to go. But he left too much time on the clock as the Saints marched right back down the field for a game-winning field goal as time expired. It won't put a damper on Foles' 2014 outlook. Pegged as Michael Vick's backup after narrowly losing a camp battle, the second-year quarterback finished the regular season eighth in completion percentage (64.0), first in yards per attempt (9.12) and first in passer rating (119.2). He threw 27 touchdowns against a remarkably low two interceptions. With a full offseason as the clear-cut starter to work through a Chip Kelly offense he already appears to have mastered, the 2014 upside will be massive. Foles will be a mid-range QB1 with upside.
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The forecast for Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is calling for temperatures in the mid-to-low 20s throughout Saturday night's Saints-Eagles playoff game.
The game has an 8:10 PM ET kickoff. Philadelphia was hit with 6-7 inches of snow earlier in the week, and the grounds crew estimates it has removed 2-3 billion pounds of powder from the stadium leading up to the Wild Card game. The only weather that will affect Saturday night's game is biting-cold temperatures. Winds will be in the 3-5 MPH range, and there's a zero percent chance of precipitation. Snowfall is expected to hit Philadelphia again Sunday.
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Nick Foles completed 17-of-26 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Cowboys 24-22 in Week 17 to clinch the NFC East.
The Eagles' game plan didn't ask Foles to do much, but he was able attack the Cowboys' secondary on deep throws downfield and connected on touchdowns with LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek in the first half. Foles was able to complete a high-percentage of his passes and didn't have any interceptions despite facing heavy pressure all night, though he took five sacks and fumbled in the third quarter. He finishes the regular season with a 64-percent completion mark, 2,891 yards, and 30 total touchdowns. With the win, the Eagles will host the Saints in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday.
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Nick Foles completed 21-of-24 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.
He added two carries for 17 yards. It was another impressive outing from Foles, who came out firing with two touchdowns in the first quarter. He only had four incompletions in a game where the Eagles generated 514 yards of total offense. Foles connected with Riley Cooper from three yards out on his first score and later hit Brent Celek in the flats for his second touchdown. He's passed for 2,628 yards and has an MVP caliber 25:2 TD-to-INT ratio in nine starts this season. The Eagles will take on the Cowboys in Week 17 on Sunday Night Football to decide the NFC East.
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Nick Foles completed 11-of-22 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Lions.
Yes, Foles threw his first interception of the season. But it can be blamed on the absurd snowy conditions as he had a ball simply sail on him. Other than that, Foles continued to impress and helped fantasy owners with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also would have had another touchdown pass late, but a wide-open Brent Celek correctly slid down short of the end zone so the Eagles could kneel down and run out the clock. Foles is going to to be a top-five quarterback at Minnesota's atrocious pass defense in Week 15.
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A light snowfall is expected during Sunday's Eagles vs. Lions game in Philadelphia.
It's flurrying a little now, but the wind will be under 10 MPH and the accumulation is expected to stay below one inch. We wouldn't downgrade anyone in this potential shootout. There are no surprises in the Eagles' inactive list: QB Matt Barkley, S Earl Wolff, CB Curtis Marsh, RB Matt Tucker, LB Najee Goode, T Matt Tobin and T Dennis Kelly.