Philadelphia Eagles' Offense Shines In Week 5 Victory Over Giants

By Ryan Wenzell
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

The Philadelphia Eagles‘ offense came back to life Sunday in a 36-21 drubbing of the New York Giants. Whether it was quarterback Michael Vick or Nick Foles didn’t matter much on this day.

The offense was, however, much more effective inside the 20-yard line in the red zone area with the youngster Foles in the game. Vick beat the Giants more with his legs than his arm. He got what he wanted on the ground and looked like his dynamic self. However, he pulled up lame running out of bounds near the end of the half, and Foles took over from there.

Foles led the team to two fourth quarter scoring drives and looked brilliant doing so, finishing with 200 yards passing and two touchdowns in the second half alone. His completion percentage and QB rating were also excellent. In a game where the running game was highly ineffective, especially in the second half with LeSean McCoy being bottled up and contained, Foles beat the Giants through the air.

His touchdown pass to Brent Celek was a dime, but it was also a great catch by Celek on a picture perfect connection. Foles simply looked completely in control and was more effective than Vick in picking apart a patchwork Giants secondary.

Much will be made of a potential quarterback controversy. Coach Chip Kelly has already squelched a lot of these concerns, but if Foles keeps playing at a high level, how can he at least not be in the conversation?

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