Nick Foles may not have thrown any touchdown passes, but he may just be what the doctor ordered as the Philadelphia Eagles hung on to beat the Washington Redskins 24-16 and claim first place in the NFC East.
Truth be told, this looked like an out and out blowout to begin with. The Eagles built a 24-0 lead thanks to a productive offense that gained yards in both the passing and running game. Despite not throwing any touchdown passes, Foles threw for 300 yards and gained 47 yards on only 9 carries, gaining crucial first downs on Quarterback keepers.
Foles was cool and in control of the offense this afternoon. While the Eagles’ Offense became stagnant in the second half as they tried to kill the clock late in the third and early fourth quarters, they were as productive as ever for the majority of the game gaining lots of yards through the air. Foles was simply an efficient Quarterback. He hit every open throw he needed to and fit some balls into tight coverage as he continues to prove that he is the Quarterback of the future for this franchise.
Foles and the offense flourished thanks to its two most explosive play makers in LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. Jackson had 82 receiving yards, and McCoy had 150 total yards as he abused the Redskins defense in a crucial divisional win.
The Eagles now sit in first place thanks to this win at home. They also snapped a brutal 10 game home losing streak. Things are looking up in Eagle land. As long as this offense continues to execute Chip Kelly’s brilliant offensive game plan, the sky’s the limit for this group.