Breaking Down Nick Foles’ Breakout Performance Against Tampa Bay

December 12, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Nick Foles turned in a phenomenal passing performance for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, leading the team to a last-second 23-21 victory. Foles efficiently led the Eagles down the field for two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the contest. He capped it off with a one-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin as time expired, propelling the Eagles to their first victory since September 30.
With little help from the running game, Foles was forced to carry the Eagles’ offense. He threw the ball 51 times, ran three times, and was sacked on six plays, meaning offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called 60 pass attempts for a rookie quarterback.
Nevertheless, Foles was terrific.
His 32 completions are the third-highest single-game total of any rookie in league history. He threw for 381 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, posting a passer rating of 98.6. Foles became the 13th quarterback in NFL history to throw the ball at least 50 times, complete 3...

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