Nick Foles is in a slump. Didn’t throw a touchdown pass Sunday. Had just a 104.1 passer rating, his second-worst this year. He even almost had a pass intercepted!
What a bum!
OK, seriously, this wasn’t Foles at his best, but he was sure good enough Sunday.
Foles, the best quarterback in NFL history to never be named a long-term starter, improved to 4-1 this year, completing 17 of 26 passes for 298 yards and also rushing for a career-high 47 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 24-16 win over the Redskins at the Linc.
It was Foles’ third straight win, his first career win at the Linc and his first-ever win over an NFC East team.
Foles has thrown 15 or more passes six times this year and has had a passer rating of 100 or better five times. Only two NFL quarterbacks have had more games this year with a rating of at least 100, and both -- Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson -- have started twice as many games as Foles.
Most impressively, Foles extended his streak of passes without an interception to 199, second-longest streak in franchise history. Michael Vick had a streak of 224 straight passes without an INT to open the 2010 season. Foles surpassed Donovan McNabb’s longest career streak of attempts without getting picked off, 187 in a row in 2006.
Foles, the stingiest quarterback when it comes to throwing interceptions in NFL history, has thrown 349 passes in his last 13 games. Two have been picked off.
“I think the big thing this offseason that I really wanted to work on was decision making and being smart with the football,” Foles said Sunday. “Because you watch a lot of the guys who are the top guys in this league, Peyton, Drew [Brees], Aaron [Rodgers], some great guys out there, Tom [Brady], that are really good at decision-making."
-- Reuben Frank, CSNPhilly.com
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