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Worried About Nick Foles? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be


The expectations were high for quarterback Nick Foles going up against the Raiders on Christmas but his outing wasn't exactly a memorable one.

Foles was 19-of-38 for 167 passing yards with one touchdown and an interception on Monday night, although he effectively orchestrated the team's final drive setting up Jake Elliott's go-ahead field goal that sealed home-field advantage for the Eagles.

Sunday's game against Dallas offers one final tune-up before postseason play and a few notable analysts consider Foles very capable of leading the Eagles on a deep playoff run.

NFL analyst and Super Bowl champion head coach Tony Dungy tweeted this Tuesday following the win over the Oakland.

Former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks backed Foles and the Eagles on his Move the Sticks podcast with former Eagles scout Daniel Jeremiah.

"Number 9 has to perform better but as I look at it today, they're going to have three weeks to find a way to get Nick Foles right," Brooks said. "They have three weeks to figure out what's the best game plan, what are the best plays for him to work with this cast of characters around him. I think the Philadelphia Eagles are well-positioned to continue to make a run to get to the Super Bowl. They only have to win two to get in. I think they can do that.

"When I looked at the team from the beginning to the end of the season, I felt like they had all the pieces to be a championship-caliber team. They play great defense. They have the ability to rush the passer with four. Their cornerbacks are stepping up and we saw them make some plays. On offense, they're versatile and dynamic. They have pass catchers on the outside. They can run the ball well. Didn't run the ball well against the Raiders but they can run the ball when they're committed to running it. And then their special teams, they can find a way to make plays and we continue to see them consistently come up with plays."

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