Nick Foles named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the ball to wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles got exactly what they were hoping for when Nick Foles rolled out as the starting quarterback in Week 6, as he put together an impressive performance to lead the team to victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For his efforts, Foles was recognized by the NFL as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in his first start of the season.

In Week 6, Foles threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-31 passing and he added a rushing touchdown for good measure.

That type of performance is exactly why many are beginning to believe that Michael Vick could be in danger of losing his job, and Foles is expected to have another chance at making a positive impression this weekend with a big NFC match up against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.

With a standout performance in such a big game, Foles could leave the Eagles no choice but to roll with him moving forward.

After all, he may lack the dynamic play-making ability with his legs, but he can make some plays with his arm that Vick is just not capable of doing.

Topics: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Moby Dick

    One thing to be careful with Foles: a QB needs about 20 games before we can truly tell if he’s good or not. When teams adjust to him, that is when we need to see if he can readjust. This is the hardest part of developing. If you can’t readjust, you are the next Josh Freeman. You already know what you have in Vick, as he’s been in the league for years. Foles has 7 starts. Don’t judge him either way, good or bad, until defenses start to accumulate tape and scheme against him, and see how he reacts.

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