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Nick Foles Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Eagles fans aren't the only ones who appreciated quarterback Nick Foles' historic performance.

The NFL announced Wednesday morning that Foles was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his role in the Eagles' dramatic 32-30 win over Houston on Sunday. It's the third time that he's captured the award and first since his seven-touchdown performance against Oakland in 2013. Foles is the first Eagle to win a Player of the Week honor this season.

Foles' numbers alone were deserving of the honor. He set a franchise record for passing yards in a single game with 471 while completing 71 percent of his attempts. He tossed four touchdowns against an interception for a 120.4 quarterback rating. He did this on a day when the running backs were only able to muster 56 yards on the ground. The Eagles scored at least 30 points in consecutive weeks for the first time this season.

But down 30-29 in a must-win game with just 2:04 left after the Texans scored a touchdown, Foles led an 11-play, 72-yard drive that ended with Jake Elliott's walk-off 35-yard field goal. Foles completed two third-down passes on the game-winning march, including a 19-yard gain over the middle to Alshon Jeffery while taking a shot to the chest from Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney that resulted in a roughing the passer penalty. Foles had the wind knocked out of him, but his coaches and teammates thought it was worse. Nate Sudfeld came in for just one snap before Foles led the rest of the way.

The Eagles are 3-1 in games that Foles has started in 2018. He will be at quarterback this Sunday when the Eagles travel to Washington. Philadelphia needs to win and have the Bears beat the Vikings to make the playoffs.

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