Foles lights up Texans to keep Eagles playoff hopes alive

Foles lights up Texans

We’ve seen this story before. Nick Foles in a big game and he does nothing but deliver. With the Eagles in need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive old St. Nick was up for the challenge. As a result, Foles lights up the Texans to the tune of a franchise record 471 yards and four touchdowns. With the victory, the Eagles now need a win in D.C next week against the Redskins and a Bears win over the Vikings to get in.

Survive and Advance

The Eagles jumped out in front on Foles first touchdown of the day to Darren Sproles. He would deliver his second of the day in the second quarter to Zach Ertz to put the Birds back in front 13-9. After being tied at 16 at halftime Foles saved his best for last. Towards the end of the third quarter, Foles launched an 83-yard touchdown to Nelson Agholor.

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Then in the fourth quarter, he found Ertz for the second time which at the time appeared to be the dagger. However, the Texans stormed back to take a 30-29 and then Foles happened.

Game winning Drive

Down by one with two minutes to go the Super Bowl MVP was ready. Hence after taking a vicious shot from Jadeveon Clowney that forced Foles to miss one play he returned and set the Eagles up for the win. With no time left Jake Elliott banged a 35-yard kick through the uprights as the Eagles survive the Texans 32-30. Foles finished the day 35-49 for 471 yards four touchdowns and one interception. Furthermore, In the process, Foles set the franchise record for 400-yard passing games with his fourth.

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Win and get some help and youre in

It all comes down to week 17. The Eagles must defeat the Redskins and in addition hope for some help. Furthermore, If Foles lights up the redskins the same way he did the Texans the birds will be in good shape.

Foles is now 3-1 this season as a starter. In short, Let’s hope Foles has a little more magic left in the tank. Fly Eagles Fly!

all stats via ESPN.com
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