Eagles' Nick Foles puts Texas high school into Super Bowl record book

Eagles' Nick Foles puts Texas high school into Super Bowl record book

Carla Harmon
January 23, 2018

Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. Foles discussed that and the fact that what took place on Championship Sunday's final game still hasn't sunk in yet. Philadelphia erupted for 38 unanswered points in a 38-7 rout at raucous Lincoln Financial Field.

He wasn't the only one who felt personally responsible for the way things played out.

"[Going] 14-4 is good even though you came up empty-handed, but going out this way is bad", defensive end Everson Griffen followed. The Eagles total of 15 points probably won't get it done against the Vikings, so quarterback Nick Foles needs to come up with a better performance to complement the running game and get the Eagles offense in the end zone.

Foles, a 2007 graduate, will join 1997 alumnus Drew Brees after throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota. Against Minnesota, that number ballooned to 152.1. We're 22 days in and already, Blake Bortles nearly made it to a Super Bowl, and Nick Foles... did?

"A lot of times you get a pick and there's always one guy who slips through the pack and gets you", Robinson said. The X-rays did come back negative however, and it is expected that Foles will start Super Bowl LII. "He was staying in the middle of the pocket". The three-pointer was good, and the Eagles went into halftime with a huge lead, and getting the ball back to start the second half. But even as the pocket collapsed around him, throw after throw, Foles found his receivers and tight ends. What stung in the aftermath the most for Minnesota was how well Foles played on third down and how the Vikings weren't able to stop it.

For the first time in 13 years, the Eagles will be competing in the Super Bowl.

"We had bigger goals than making the NFC Championship Game", Thielen said. "It also means that you have some veteran players that keep things together, and good coaching staffs". I'm not going to sit here and try to take anything away from this team. We wanted to be aggressive.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made flawless in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me'". On Sunday, Foles threw an 11-yard pass to Zach Ertz on third-and-10 on the Eagles' first touchdown drive.

The deep ball was the Eagles quarterback's weapon of choice for ripping through the Vikings secondary, capitalizing on miscommunication, missed assignments, injuries (Rhodes and Andrew Sendejo) and errors among the defensive backs. One expert actually dubbed Pederson the least qualified head coaching candidate in National Football League history. He told his dad he couldn't cheer for the Giants after he watched them get thumped one day.

The underdog Eagles again spit in the eye of the experts and simply dismantled a highly touted Vikings team, with Foles doing the work of a surgeon wielding a precise scalpel to carve up the vaunted Minnesota defense.

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