Nick Foles has been named the NFC Player of the Week for his record-breaking performance in the Eagles’ 32-30 win Sunday over the Texans.
Foles completed 35 of 49 passes for a franchise-record 471 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw an interception but had a passer rating of 120.4.
It was Foles’ fourth 400-plus-yard game, breaking an Eagles record.
“I think I’ve said it many times, I’m just staying in the moment,” Foles said Sunday night after the game. “I’m fortunate to work with great people. I’m fortunate to have great teammates, everyone at the NovaCare facility. It’s really been a joy throughout my career to be in that facility, be there and work with everyone. So yeah, I’m just really staying in the moment.”
Foles became just the seventh player this season to throw for 400-plus yards and four touchdowns, joining Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jared Goff, who have each done it twice.
There’s a good chance Sunday’s game was Foles’ last home game at the Linc, and that wasn’t lost on him. He became emotional when asked about that possibility Sunday night.
But if that was his last home game in Philly … what a performance.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 26, 2018
Foles is the Eagles’ first NFC Player of the Week on either side of the ball this year.
The last Player of the Week for the Eagles was Jalen Mills in Week 8 last season. The last Eagles’ Offensive Player of the Week was Carson Wentz in Week 7 last year.
Foles hadn’t been the NFC Offensive Player of the Week since Week 9 of the 2013 season. He also took the award in Week 6 that year, during his only Pro Bowl season (the 27 and 2 year).
It’s a nice honor for Foles to win this award, but we’ve seen him have his highs and lows in this league. The Eagles need to win this weekend and get some help to get into the playoffs, so they need him to keep it up at least as long as Wentz is out.
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