The light has to be on before each game starts, she said. The Eagles’ defense has allowed 55 points in its last six home games, or 9.2 per game.
Case Keenum and Nick Foles were never supposed to be here, but because of injuries to both teams’ starting quarterbacks, they find themselves squared up against each other in the NFC Championship game and could be the difference.
But if not for the “Minneapolis Miracle”, the story line this week would have been a second-half collapse that saw the Saints score 24 points, convert on fourth-and-10 and take not one but two leads in the final three minutes. “We’re looking for that potential for a problem and we’ll address it when we see it”, Chief Thomas Nestel said Friday at a briefing on security preparations. Without counting the backup-filled game against Dallas, Foles has attempted 106 passes this season and has thrown just one interception.
“If (the Eagles) win one game, we have to wear the same clothing every game until they lose”, Vandenbossche said. With the Rams for two seasons (2015 in St. Louis and 2016 in Los Angeles), he started five games in St. Louis and nine in Los Angeles until Fisher named Jared Goff the started for the rest of the season. He was mediocre that year, including when he completed 18 of 33 passes for 168 yards and was sacked once in a 21-18 overtime loss at Minnesota on November 8, 2015. Foles returned to Philadelphia this offseason to back up Wentz; Keenum went to Minnesota to serve as Bradford’s understudy. Wentz became the starter in Philadelphia.
Foles was up and down to close the season. He ran for 321 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season to go with 10 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
He was better in the 15-10 win over Atlanta in a January 13 divisional playoff, completing 23 of 30 passes for 246 yards. WR Adam Thielen (back), S Andrew Sendejo (concussion) and CB Mackensie Alexander (rib) are QUESTIONABLE. Time to get real.
“When we win, I want the people who hopped off the bandwagon to know that we are taking their driver’s licenses”, Williams said.
Oh, and just because Vikings fans were MIA doesn’t mean Eagles fans aren’t giving them the business elsewhere around the stadium… “So we got to be sound in our front, we got to be sound in our front eight”.
It’s really hard to beat the Eagles but there is a way. But he has met almost every challenge placed in front of him this season. But we’re confident in our defense, too. For the first time all day, Foles was leading the team down the field into scoring range with his arm, mainly passing to Jeffery.
Fisher appears to have been quite good at spotting talent, but less effective at developing or using it in his players.