Foles followed up his seven-touchdown performance last week by throwing three scores in a win over the Wallace/Tolzien Packers. He finished the game 12-for-18 with 228 yards and no interceptions. In fact, he hasn’t thrown an interception all year in seven games and 136 passing attempts.
The second-year quarterback isn’t throwing the ball anywhere near the volume you’d expect if Andy Reid had somehow figured out how to push the Eagles over the hump while wandering through the desert. But the numbers are there. He’s got a total of 16 touchdowns, 1,256 yards, no interceptions and 9.2 yards per attempt.
Don’t get too carried away about Foles. Luck was on his side this week. Two of his touchdown passes had an equal chance of being interceptions. He threw into double coverage on his 55-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson. The ball got tipped, and it ended up in the receiver’s hands.
The Lions picked up a crucial road win over the Bears on Sunday to take a one-game lead over Chicago and Green Bay. Until the Packers get Aaron Rodgers back, it’s really going to be tough for them to keep pace in the North. The Cowboys’ loss dropped them back to .500, but since they won in Philadelphia earlier in the season, they hold the advantage over the Eagles. The Cowboys and Eagles won’t play again until Week 17.
Kelly’s Eagles have the distinction of being the most watchable team in the NFC East this year, unless you enjoy watching the Cowboys go through their usual series of self-inflicted wounds. In fact, Philadelphia and Dallas, at 5-5, are tied for the division lead. You don’t need mescaline to think that Foles’ best game of the season might still be ahead of him with the Cowboys secondary on the calendar for Week 17.