It really seems like we’ve seen this movie before. The Philadelphia Eagles lost Carson Wentz to injury, and it looked like their season was in the toilet at 6-7. Two games later, and playoff dreams are still very much alive, thanks to the play of backup Nick Foles.

After Foles had a strong, yet flawed game in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Rams, he came out on fire Sunday as the Eagles beat the Houston Texans.

Yes, the same Houston Texans who’ve been mowing down the competition ever since Week 4.



Foles, who’s one of the most cool-under-pressure guys in the league these day, delivered strike after strike in Sunday’s game, leading Philly to an incredible 32-30 win over this Houston squad to improve to 8-7.

He finished with 471 yards on 35-of-49 passing with four touchdowns, including an absolute dime to Nelson Agholor that went 83 yards (watch here). Along the way, he broke the Eagles’ franchise record for most passing yards in a game.

He even got taken out by Jadeveon Clowney (who got away with a vicious facemask earlier in the game) with under two minutes left, only to come back and lead the game-winning drive.



Simply put, Foles is a late-season god in Philadelphia.

As fans across the nation watched in awe, everyone got the sense that we’re witnessing the same magic that led to Philly winning Super Bowl LII last year.






Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.