Foles completed 18 of 30 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions during the Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on two rushes but scored a one-yard touchdown.
Foles and the Eagles looked like they were getting ready to cook up another serving of postseason magic early on, as they took a surprising 14-0 first-quarter lead. Foles first found Jordan Matthews on a perfect 37-yard pass downfield to open the scoring, and he then added his own one-yard touchdown dive later in the period to cap off a 10-play, 75-yard march. However, that would be it in terms of any appreciable success for the veteran signal caller and Philadelphia itself, as the Saints defense shut them out the remainder of the contest. New Orleans finally clinched victory with 1:52 remaining on Marshon Lattimore's second interception of the evening, although it came on a pass that deflected off Alshon Jeffery's hands. Foles now heads into the offseason with an uncertain NFL future, as he'd be on the books for an untenable $20.6 million in 2019 per Spotrac. He'll only be 30 years old at the beginning of next season, so he'll presumably be attractive as a possible trade asset if his contract can somehow be made more palatable.
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that Foles would remain the Eagles' starting quarterback for the team's matchup with the Saints this weekend in the NFC divisional round, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The decision was an obvious one with Foles having guided the Eagles to four straight victories -- including a road upset of the Bears in the wild-card round Sunday -- while Carson Wentz has been recovering from a back fracture. Pederson noted that Wentz is "still getting healthy," but the 2016 first-round pick won't be available even in a backup capacity versus New Orleans, leaving Nate Sudfeld to work as Foles' understudy. It's generally expected that Wentz will remain sidelined for the duration of the Eagles' postseason run, but the team has thus far resisted moving him to injured reserve.
Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 16-15 wild-card-round win over the Bears.
Foles bounced back beautifully after a pair of first-half interceptions. He put his team up 10-6 with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert in the third quarter, capping a drive that benefited from a third-down personal foul on the defense and a 33-yard pass interference call. After the Bears retook the lead, Foles engineered yet another game-winning drive, finding Golden Tate for a two-yard touchdown on fourth down with 56 seconds left in the game. A missed field goal by Cody Parkey on Chicago's ensuing possession propelled the Eagles into the Divisional Round, where Foles should benefit from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome's offense-friendly conditions against the Saints.
Foles (ribs) came out of Thursday's practice unscathed and should be good to go for Sunday's wild-card game at Chicago, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Foles was able to return to full participation at practice Thursday as his bruised ribs apparently didn't cause much of an issue. The veteran quarterback will serve as Philadelphia's starter with Carson Wentz (back) likely sidelined for any potential playoff run. The 29-year-old will hope to recapture the same form that helped him lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory last season, but has a tall task against a Bears defense that hasn't allowed more than 17 points in the last four games.
Foles (ribs) participated fully in Thursday's practice session, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Foles' full participation Thursday is certainly a good sign, as it likely signifies he will be ready to roll for the team's wild-card game against the Bears on Sunday. For a second straight season, the Eagles are expected to rely on Foles for the playoff run following news that Carson Wentz (back) likely won't take the field. With a championship already under his belt, Foles should be well equipped for a second straight postseason run, but a tough challenge awaits against a Bears defense that led the league with 27 interceptions this season.
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