Part of me thinks
I predict Week 8 won't be his last 400-yard game this season. What about Week 9 at Houston? Well, that has the makings of a high-scoring game. The Texans have averaged 27.0 points in their last three games and don't generally fare well against the pass, giving up 271.4 yards per game, fifth-most in the league.
Between Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, Jamey ranks Foles higher for Week 9, slotting him 12th among quarterbacks. But I might move him ahead of Andy Dalton, Tony Romo and Carson Palmer myself.
It was Foles' third career 400-yard game, and his fourth game over 300 yards this season.
Foles, who rushed twice for 14 yards, continues to struggle with accuracy and decision-making. He had a pair of ill-advised throws picked off by Cards cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Foles threw 21- and 54-yard touchdowns to Jeremy Maclin, by far his favorite receiver with 16 targets.
Foles has accounted for 12 touchdowns and 12 turnovers entering Week 9 at Houston.
Foles didn't have to do much after halftime and finished 21 of 34 for 248 yards with two scores and two picks. It was the fourth time in six games Foles threw at least two touchdowns.
Foles threw both scoring passes to tight ends, hitting Zach Ertz for a 15-yard touchdown and James Casey for a 26-yard touchdown. Having thrown for 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions, Foles is off Week 7 before visiting Arizona on Oct. 26.
At the Fantasy Football Today blog, I looked at
"Foles has completed 71.1 percent of his passes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, with no interceptions, which is actually an improvement over the 68.7 percent mark he posted a year ago. However, Foles' ability to throw the deep ball has disappeared, and with it much of his effectiveness."
Foles has a tough matchup on the way in Week 6 against the Giants, who have allowed just five touchdowns to eight interceptions in five games. Neither Dave Richard nor Jamey Eisenberg ranks Foles among the top-15 quarterbacks for Week 6.
After watching film of Sunday's 34-28 win against the Rams,
"I think sometimes when it happens, there's a rush, and he's trying to slide to the right or slide to the left, not setting his feet when he slides," Kelly said Monday, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "In terms of staying on top of it, staying in a good platform to throw the ball.
"I think it's fixable. It's just a matter of drill work, fundamentals, doing a lot of movement drills."
Kelly tried to explain also why Foles seemed to have better accuracy in 2013, when he tossed 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also completed 64 percent of his passes last season compared to 59.1 percent this season.
"I don't think we had as much pressure last year, to be honest with you," Kelly said. "I still think it's a combination of things. Sometimes it's little fundamental things, and we all gotta go back to work, and I think he understands that."
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