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Eagles confirm Nick Foles is this week’s starter

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Nick Foles is once again the Eagles’ starting quarterback.

Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly confirmed today that Foles will start Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Foles missed last week’s game with a concussion, but he was cleared to practice on Tuesday.

Foles has been an efficient passer this season, completing 52 of 90 passes for 622 yards, with six touchdowns, no interceptions and no fumbles. But he struggled in his last start, Week Seven against the Cowboys, and the Eagles will need him to make some big plays against the Raiders.

Matt Barkley is expected to back Foles up, and Michael Vick is expected to be inactive with a hamstring injury.

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32 Responses to “Eagles confirm Nick Foles is this week’s starter”
  1. realninerfan22 says: Oct 30, 2013 11:02 AM

    Foles is fensed to get folded by that raider front

  2. honkeyt says: Oct 30, 2013 11:03 AM

    Raiders are 5th in total defense. 5 sacks and 2 picks on Big Ben this past sunday. All signs point to Foles having a long painful day.

  3. upperdecker19 says: Oct 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    Think I’d rather be the best swimmer on the Titanic than the Eagles QB right now.

  4. slugdub says: Oct 30, 2013 11:21 AM

    He better practice picking himself up off the turf.

  5. jbeagles23 says: Oct 30, 2013 11:21 AM

    Hopefully this team can get a franchise qb this offseason an cut Vick day 1 of the offseason

  6. mancave001 says: Oct 30, 2013 11:22 AM

    Tough being an Eagles fan right now. We don’t have a QB and don’t seem to have the talent to run Chip’s offense. Good news is the D is getting better and building. We also have McCoy and Jackson. My biggest disappointment is that I thought they’d be more fun to watch even if they lost more than they won. Hopefully the 2nd half of the season is at least more entertaining.

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 30, 2013 11:34 AM

    time’s yours Nick. time’s now!
    “got to do a better job”.

  8. ron69 says: Oct 30, 2013 11:39 AM

    Prediction for Foles this sunday: Bruises all over his body.
    Advice: Bring all the pain killers you can get.

  9. blowpackblow says: Oct 30, 2013 11:45 AM

    I confirm that the Eagles are horrible

  10. oakfolk says: Oct 30, 2013 11:51 AM

    Keep your head on a swivel Foles. That Raiders D is swarming. Beware!

  11. calmdownsir says: Oct 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    Chip’s sick with flip of Nick over Vick.

  12. chut26 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:12 PM

    Hopefully this team can get a franchise qb this offseason an cut Vick day 1 of the offseason
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    They don’t have to cut him considering his contract is up after this year.

  13. Pinche_Anthony says: Oct 30, 2013 12:16 PM

    Oakland is going to have a field day this Sunday!

  14. charlie2254 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:28 PM

    Eagles play well on the road. If Foles can get the ball out in under 3 seconds he’ll be fine. Eagles O-line will punk those gothic chumps in Oak.

  15. kremis says: Oct 30, 2013 12:40 PM

    meanwhile the Steelers have no starters again this week

  16. therolandobottom says: Oct 30, 2013 12:47 PM

    Hmmm, Foles or Barkley?? That’s like choosing between the electric chair or hanging.

  17. jphavig says: Oct 30, 2013 1:01 PM

    Lamar Houston is going to have 3 sacks this week.

  18. zam0854 says: Oct 30, 2013 1:08 PM

    So if Nick Foles is getting beaten up this Sunday, what will the score be?

    As bad as this Raiders offense is, might be a 15-10 ball game..

    I mean you cant honestly tell me Pryor is going to run circles around Philly like he did the Steelers…Raiders have no one outside DMC

  19. bleedgreen says: Oct 30, 2013 1:11 PM

    If Foles is healthy, he’ll perform well. He was most definitely not healthy against the Cowboys. He was missing guys 6 yards in front of him. Thats not Foles’ game. Whether it was the ‘undisclosed groin injury’ or some were speculating that he was concussed on the 2nd or 3rd play of the game, we’ll never know. However you don’t go from hitting guys in stride in essentially every other game you’ve been in to missing guys that are wide open like that without a reason.

  20. dku5 says: Oct 30, 2013 1:25 PM

    I don’t consider a QB who has an average of 124 yds per game in competing only 57% of the passes is efficient.

  21. zam0854 says: Oct 30, 2013 1:27 PM

    Hey, if I were a Raider fan I would be excited too. I mean when was the last season that the Raiders had 3 wins thru the first 8 wks of the season?

    Hey RaiderNation, its time to get hype!!!

  22. eaglesfanalways says: Oct 30, 2013 1:31 PM

    Chip needs to say who is starter is…this ‘week to week’ crap just causes instability and divides the locker room into Vick vs. Nick players. How can either of them show leadership of the offense if they have no status…name a starter, Chip!!

  23. eaglesfanalways says: Oct 30, 2013 1:49 PM

    dku5 says: Oct 30, 2013 1:25 PM

    I don’t consider a QB who has an average of 124 yds per game in competing only 57% of the passes is efficient.
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    Not sure where you pulled those numbers from…he played 9 quarters so far this season so is averaging 276 yards/game, and in Peyton Manning’s first full season he had a 56.1% completion rate. Foles’ passer rating in the two games he played this season were 133.3 and in three quarters against Dallas had a rating of 46.2 while Brady in his first two starts replacing Bledsoe were 79.6 and 58.7.

  24. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 30, 2013 1:54 PM

    eaglesfanalways, it’s hard to name a starter when everyone is injured!
    vick could start if not inuured
    nick would start if not injured
    bark will start if everyone else is injured

    since nicks healthy enough now, he’ll start.

    fairly simple, huh?

  25. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Oct 30, 2013 2:11 PM

    Foles will bounce back. Every player has had a horrible game. He’s owned it. Said it wasn’t the injury, it’s not the scheme. He just played really bad against Dallas.

  26. cabrera24 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:13 PM

    Eagles will win . 16-9

  27. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:27 PM

    Man Dan Marino in his prime wouldn’t be able to save the Eagles from the Silver & Black Swarm(defense.). 60 minutes of hell fire.

  28. bowmanj35 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    where’s Dennis Dixon….

  29. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 30, 2013 2:48 PM

    bowmanj35 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    where’s Dennis Dixon….

    LONG gone, like August, long gone. Our 4th stringer is GJ Kinne… yeah, I know, GJ who?!

  30. greymares says: Oct 30, 2013 3:29 PM

    eaglesfanalways says:
    Oct 30, 2013 1:31 PM
    Chip needs to say who is starter is…this ‘week to week’ crap just causes instability and divides the locker room into Vick vs. Nick players. How can either of them show leadership of the offense if they have no status…name a starter, Chip!!———————————————————————————–Chip named a starter but unfortunately the guy he chose is unable to stay on the field. it looks like he will have to play the healthiest option going forward. if it was as easy as naming a starter, i’m guessing he would name Manning or Brees or Rodgers…….

  31. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 30, 2013 4:50 PM

    Nick Foles…be prepared to meet the new sod at O.co hard and often. :)

  32. namriverrat69 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:24 AM

    Wow, Ohio States ex QB runs 93 yards, has a decent game yet it doesn’t change the fact that he had major poor judgement issues at OSU and still does with the Raiders. He still shows poor judgement in way too many instances. He doesn’t go to the bench and look over plays to see where he can improve like the better QBs do. The QB coach should be showing him that. Pryor goes and sits on the bench and stares off into space. So much undeveloped talent. Will it be developed? Time will tell. I hope so. I like him as a player. He is exciting when he is on.

    I look for a steady Nick Foles to outplay Pryor by a mile regardless of Oakland’s defense. Finally Oakland appears to have something to cheer about. I have faith they will crash and burn in the next 5 games. You just can’t get past mediocrity.

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