With first place in the NFC East and potentially an NFL starting quarterback job on the line, Nick Foles was nothing short of dreadful. The second-year passer may have single-handedly cost the Philadelphia Eagles a comfortable lead in the division while simultaneously shutting the door on any quarterback controversy.
The Dallas Cowboys escaped Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday with a 17-3 win on Sunday, and Foles served it on a platter. Whatever buzz the Eagles’ backup created with magnificent performances in New York and Tampa Bay the past two games already seems like a distant memory after he fell on his face in a huge rivalry game.
Of course, the problem for Philadelphia is there isn’t necessarily anybody better. And how much stock exactly should one put in a single performance—no matter how terrible—in light of everything else that’s happened?
We examine all of that and more in this week’s takeaways, but one thing is for certain. This loss rests squarely at Nick Foles’ feet, and that’s not going to sit well with a lot of Birds fans no matter how you slice it.