Nick Foles Outduels Mike Glennon In Philadelphia Eagles’ Victory
Nick Foles was masterful for the second straight week in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Foles finished with 296 yards passing, four total touchdowns, and a 133 passer rating all against a solid Bucs defense.
Consider this: the Bucs had only given up five offensive touchdowns in five games, and Foles accounted for four by himself in one game. That is a staggering statistic. Foles did whatever he pleased against a stingy Bucs passing defense. His favorite target on the day was Riley Cooper, who he hooked up with a lot, including a 47 yard touchdown pass.
Cooper finished with 12o yards and a touchdown, which is more yards than he had in his previous five games; he must love his hometown. This day was all about Foles though, as he looked brilliant in operating Eagles head coach Chip Kelly‘s offense. The pace was as fast as it’s ever been, and he executed perfectly. Deep throw accuracy was said to be a weakness in Foles’ game, but he has drastically improved in this area.
His two long touchdown throws to DeSean Jackson and Cooper were things of beauty. The Eagles’ offense is gaining yards at a historic rate, and they are the third team in league history to generate 400 total yards of offense in their first six games.
It doesn’t seem to matter who the quarterback is for Kelly, his offense moves the football. However, what is changing is the red zone production. Under Foles, the Eagles are scoring points at a much higher clip than they did with Michael Vick at the helm.
This begs the question, is a quarterback change coming? If Foles keeps on playing like this while Vick is injured, I don’t see how Kelly has a choice. It was clear after today who the best quarterback is for this offense — Foles.
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