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Another Big Day for QB Foles

Posted Dec 1, 2013

Quarterback Nick Foles used his bye week to get refreshed and to re-load. He stayed hot through two-plus quarters against Arizona on Sunday, completing 20 of 27 passes for 228 yards, 3 touchdowns and a passer rating of 136.0 as the Eagles climbed to a 24-7 advantage.

All three of Foles' touchdown passes went to tight ends, two to rookie Zach Ertz and one to Brent Celek, as the Eagles withstood a variety of Arizona blitzes and gashed the Cardinals down the field.

Foles has had most of his success throwing to the tight ends, completing 8 of 9 passes to Ertz and Celek for 88 yards and the three scores.

As the third period wound down, Foles was on a roll, like he's been for the entire season. Foles has, as of this report, 19 touchdown passes and zero interceptions during 2013. His touchdown pass to Ertz capped the offense's first drive, a 25-yard, 4-play piece of work set up by a Trent Cole sack of Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer on Arizona's first offensive possession.

A touchdown pass to Celek capped a late drive in the first half, and then a 24-yard scoring pass to Ertz capped a 13-play, 80-yard drive to open the third quarter. Foles was 5 of 7 for 53 yards passing on the drive.

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