Nick Foles completed just 15 of 35 passes for 146 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
The nightmare season continued for the 26-year-old, who failed to throw a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive start and posted what was surprisingly only his second-worst yardage total of the year. Case Keenum was able to serve as the St. Louis Rams ' backup after receiving clearance under the league's concussion protocol prior to the game, and Foles' putrid performance will likely land him back in a reserve role in next week's game against the Lions.
Head coach Jeff Fisher has named Nick Foles the St. Louis Rams ' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Foles got the nod this past Sunday at Cincinnati in Case Keenum's (concussion) stead, shouldering an unnecessary burden, despite the presence of a standout back in Todd Gurley. Overall, Foles completed 30 of 46 passes for 228 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions. Considering the Arizona defense ranks fourth against the run and 10th versus the pass, the Rams may turn to Foles to carry the offense once again.
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Nick Foles is in line to get the starting nod at quarterback Sunday against the Bengals, as Case Keenum (concussion) has been ruled inactive, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.
Foles had been preparing to start all week while Keenum went through concussion protocol, and the former starter will now officially take over under center Sunday afternoon. The Bengals pass defense has achieved a No. 16 ranking in the league through 10 contests, allowing 242.8 yards through the air per game. Their secondary will also be at full strength with both Pacman Jones (foot) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) active for the contest. As long as the game stays close, however, Todd Gurley and the running game will continue to be the focal points of the St. Louis offense, potentially limiting the opportunities for Foles.
Nick Foles will get the start Sunday in place of Case Keenum (concussion), Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
This news comes as no surprise after Keenum suffered a blatant head injury during the St. Louis Rams ' final drive last week against Baltimore. Foles, who began the season as the starter, was benched following a loss to the Bears on Nov. 15, but he'll take back the reins and look to improve upon what's been a struggle-filled season. In nine games, Foles has completed just 56.6 percent of his passes while tossing six interceptions compared to only seven touchdowns. Considering St. Louis faces the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Rams' offense figures to be among the least productive fantasy options in Week 12.
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