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Michael Vick: A-
Michael Vick finished the day 6 of 9 for 70 yards and a touchdown pass before the dreadful offensive line finally got to him. Vick was sidelined with a concussion, which may end up costing him his job.
Nick Foles: D+
Nick Foles came in, officially starting the long-anticipated Foles Era in Philadelphia. Foles had some highlight plays early on, such as the 44-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin that gave the Eagles the lead over the Dallas Cowboys.
For most of the game though, Foles looked simply overmatched. He played like a third-round rookie forced into action in a tough situation, and that’s not a knock on Foles. That’s the truth. Anyone that truly expected Foles to come in and dazzle probably had unrealistic expectations.
What was frightening though was that Foles very easily could have thrown three to four interceptions. His numbers aren’t too bad, as he went 22 of 32 for 219 yards, a touchdown pass, and a pick. But he also lost a fumble, threw another pick-six that was only negated by a Dallas penalty, and made some truly awful decisions.
Remember when he rolled to the right and threw across the field to Jeremy Maclin? That was the decision you would expect from a rookie quarterback.
Foles is in no way a bust, and a shaky outing was to be expected from a third-round rookie forced into action against a tough team. But that doesn't mean he didn't play really poorly. If I'm asked to grade Foles' performance on his play today, it was pretty bad.