Of Course Nick Foles Was Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Was there ever even a doubt? Of course Nick Foles is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. After engineering the Eagles’ season-saving 32-30 comeback win over the Houston Texans last Sunday, Foles, who is now 8-2 as the starting quarterback (including postseason) during his second stint with the Eagles, completed 35 of 49 pass attempts for 471 yards and four touchdowns.
Did it matter that Halapoulivaati Vaitai was matched up on Jadeveon Clowney for much of the day? Nope. Did it matter the run game produced only a meager 2.6 yards per carry? Not at all. Did it matter the season was, in fact, on the line? You already know the answer. The Eagles still managed to produce at least 30 points for the second-straight week, and for just the third time this season.
While Foles’ cumulative numbers were spectacular, it was his performance on the deciding drive that made for a special performance.
Facing a crucial third down deep in their own territory in the game’s waning moments, Foles converted a critical third down completion to Alshon Jeffery, despite taking a crushing hit to the sternum delivered by Jadeveon Clowney:
Nick Foles misses one play after the big hit by Jadeveon Clowney on the Alshon Jeffery reception, but leads the Eagles down the field for the game-winning field goal. Eagles win it 32-30! pic.twitter.com/WM3NszqaWc
— Kansas More Chaints (@AdrianFedkiw) December 23, 2018
He then returned to the field to finish the memorable drive which was capped by Jake Elliott’s 35-yard game-winning field goal. That’s legend-type stuff from a legend in what was almost certainly his last game as an Eagle in front of the home crowd. I think you could say I loved this performance, and, you know, last season’s Super Bowl run almost as much as most Eagles fans love the 13 games of Carson Wentz’s 2017 season. Some life advice for my future children: go out there, traverse the world, explore all of its wonders, and find something or someone to love as much as Eagles fans love the 13 games of Wentz’s 2017 season.
Anyway, you can check out the rest of Foles’ highlights from the win after the jump:
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