Nick Foles doesn’t have anything to say to his doubters

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The Eagles entered Saturday’s game as the first top seed to be an underdog to a sixth seed in a home playoff game and the biggest reason for that was the fact that Nick Foles was starting at quarterback in place of the injured Carson Wentz.

Bettors who took the favorite wound up losing money as Foles went 23-of-30 for 246 yards in a 15-10 win that put the Eagles in the NFC title game. After the game, Foles was asked if he had a message for anyone who doubted he could get the job done.

Foles said he didn’t have anything to say to those people and explained why.

“Because it doesn’t matter,” Foles said. “They are doing their job, but it doesn’t affect how I play or what I believe. And ya’ll asked me last week am I confident in myself; well, I am confident in myself because I know how hard we work and I know that we believe in one another in that locker room. So there is no need to waste my time to say anything about it because we went out there and played great team football. We played Philadelphia Eagle football tonight and that’s the most important thing. I don’t need to say anything else to anyone.”

Foles will get at least one more chance to lead the Eagles offense this season and another win will make him an unlikely starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. That will lead to a lot more questions about those doubters, although the list will almost certainly be smaller should things play out that way.

32 responses to “Nick Foles doesn’t have anything to say to his doubters

  1. It’s house money from here on out. Nobody- absolutely NOBODY- outside of Philadelphia thought they would make it to this point.

    And here they are.

    And all THIS guy has done since he’s stepped in for the true MVP ….is win.

  2. The only doubter that concerns me is his coach. They had a first and goal at the 3 yard line and ended up settling for a FG. They didn’t let Foles throw the ball one time into the end zone. The game shouldn’t even have been that close. Foles was super accurate all day and making great decisions. Yesterday proved to me how good Carson Wentz actually is. The Eagles are a poorly coached team.

  3. Foles and Philly fans have every right to rub the doubters face in the victory. Hope my team gets to face them next week.

  4. charliecharger says:
    January 14, 2018 at 11:22 am

    The only doubter that concerns me is his coach. They had a first and goal at the 3 yard line and ended up settling for a FG. They didn’t let Foles throw the ball one time into the end zone. The game shouldn’t even have been that close. Foles was super accurate all day and making great decisions. Yesterday proved to me how good Carson Wentz actually is. The Eagles are a poorly coached team.

    Let him? Dude, he obviously did on 3rd down and when nothing materialized there he took the matchup that was a mismatch: a RB (Clement) on a corner (Trufant) in the flat. Nine times out of 10, the RB wins that matchup. Trufant is a vet and actually missed the playoffs last year for the Falcons. He wasn’t about to allow a score in that situation.

    It’s the playoffs. You take the points. Any points in that situation.

  5. Yep, Philly never gets respect in the East coast bias. Vikes similarly because of the Gumbys to the East. I as well hope that these 2 teams meet up next week. Foles vs Keenum. Delicious!

  6. Eagles didn’t win — Hotlanta lost it. All Matty Ice had to do was tuck and run, since no one would have been expecting him to run lol

  7. I’ve always liked Foles. I am not sure why he declined over the past few years after that one great season. As a JETS fan, I hope he redeems himself and is on the open market next season as a starter and if that’s the case, i hope the JETS take a look at him…

  8. Gainzo, he is under contract next year. I’m sure he could be had for a 3rd, howie probably wouldn’t be keen and it might take a 2nd since it seems unlikely wentz will be ready for week 1

  9. Foles played better this game than he has all season.
    He played ok against a good defense in the playoffs, as opposed to just a meaningless game during the season.
    I was expecting him to be bad and he wasn’t, so full credit to him, the coaches, and the running game.

  10. I cannot help but wonder where GB might be now if that all time cheapskate/skinflint GM Ted Thompson had signed Foles when he became available.

  11. Foles was smart to play it close to the vest when questioned by reporters about his performance in the Atlanta game. After all, he has to prove himself all over again next week in the NFC Championship Game. He could very easily come up small in that game, so he would have looked silly by saying anything after a win over Atlanta that had more to do with the Eagles defense than it did Foles and the offense.

  12. My Packers would easily beat these guys. If we had Aaron. But we don’t. We also don’t have a complete team. So maybe not. Even with the Eagles only having Foles. My Packers could certainly choke, though. Now that we are really good at. No one disputes it. Except our own delusionals. In basements. Under Green Bay.

  13. How much can he really say? Philly’s D won that game not Foles and the fact they won by kicking 5 FGs with no TDs is more than enough proof of that. If you’re gonna interview an Eagle after that game it should be somebody on defense not Foles

  14. Wentz is a better all-around QB but Foles is a capable alternative. I don’t understand all the shade thrown at the Eagles and Foles. Maybe it is just that people need to talk smack or they need show their own ignorance. Maybe they just don’t remember he had a hell of a run one season in Philly and he currently holds the NFL record for most TD passes thrown in a game. Foles is decent and that Philly team is dangerous no matter who plays them.

  15. It’s funny that their excited about foles putting up 15 points. LoL. It doesn’t matter who wins out of the saints and the vikings. The Eagles will get demolished and embarrassed. It will be a blowout. The Eagles are the worst team I’ve seen win a playoff game. Matt ryan absolutely choked. Good luck trying to win two more games with terrible offense against the NFL’S two best teams. You don’t have the skills to win,it’s obvious you’ll have to be extremely lucky to win. Just like the old saying, it’s better to be lucky than good.

  16. TheBisonCometh says:

    It’s house money from here on out. Nobody- absolutely NOBODY- outside of Philadelphia thought they would make it to this point.
    ================================================

    When Wentz went down there were many Eagles fans posting on this site that their season was over. Don’t act like all of Philly knew they would be in this position. Most of you are as surprised as everyone else.

  17. Those of you saying “the Eagles didn’t win,” the Falcons lost, or “matt Ryan choked” fail to realize that defense wins football games: Matt Ryan was under duress all day, and aside from a few nice scampers by Tevin Coleman, the Falcons’ run game was bottled up. The Falcons high-powered offense scored *ZERO POINTS* in the second half.

    But the Eagles’ defense was only part of the reason why. On three separate occasions, Foles and the offense put together long, time consuming drives that kept Matt Ryan off the field.

    Sorry haters and trolls, but the Eagles won the game yesterday.

  18. If I’m an Eagles fan I’m pretty encouraged about yesterday’s win. It’s a lot easier to “win pretty” than it is to “win ugly.” Winning ugly shows character. Every team lays a stinker now and again. Philly laid one yesterday (compared to how they’ve played otherwise this year) and they still ground out a tough win. I don’t see them laying two stinkers in a row. Being that it will be in their house, I expect them to compete no matter who they face next week.

  19. cboys4life2014 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    How much can he really say? Philly’s D won that game not Foles and the fact they won by kicking 5 FGs with no TDs is more than enough proof of that. If you’re gonna interview an Eagle after that game it should be somebody on defense not Foles
    ————

    We scored a TD but Elliot missed the EP. Try watching the game next time.

  20. Ok, listen. Sick of the Eagles Defense won the game. They did play great defense ( they have all year) sick of ” well The Falcons choked”.. no they didn’t. They just got beat by the better TEAM, not QB. Foles wasn’t brilliant, but he played well. Playoff football is as much about luck ( the knee deflected reception) and the refs as it is about skill. The Falcons are a great team that Imo is the most talented team in the NFL ( on paper anyway) Their defense is great ( underated) Best WR in the game ( sorry A.B.) top 5 QB, top 3 RB tandum. They just lost to a better TEAM.
    The Eagles were the #1 seed in the NFC for their TEAM play. Wentz was a huge part of that but there is still players like Jeffry, Agualar, Ertz, Blount & Ajayi, and the offensive line on offense that play well together and are very well coached. Their defense has the best line in football with a secondary playing as well as anybody.
    The Eagles this year remind me if the Patriots. Not to say they are that good of a team cuz they are not. But, Excluding the GOAT their offense has no other superstars ( well except Gronk) but the Patriots strength is they play well TOGETHER and are well coached. Ertz isn’t far behind Gronk, Jeffry, Smith and Agualar are as good as Cooks, Hogan and Amendola. Ajayi and Blount are as good as Lewis and White. Brady has no equal on this planet. My point is teams win..not players.
    Philly is the best TEAM in the NFC, period. They will beat the Saints/ Vikings because of our run defense not Foles. We will face the Patriots in a 2004 rematch in the Superbowl. I think we have a chance if we run the ball. ALL of you are invited to come to broad street in February for what I will guarantee will be the biggest sports parade in US history…3 million +. Stop doubting Foles. Rob Johnson,Trent Differ, Joe Flacco, Joe Theisman, Jeff Hostetler, and Peyton Manning ( his last year he was horrible) all won rings…Why can’t Foles….See ya all on Broad Street!!!

  21. This is the kind of hate/crap I cannot stand. Cboys, did you even watch the game? 5 field goals? No. There was a TD with a mind-boggling missed extra point. And, Ajayi fumbled in the red zone turning the ball over, killing a drive. So before you hate on Foles or much less even comment here, get informed.

    cboys4life2014 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    How much can he really say? Philly’s D won that game not Foles and the fact they won by kicking 5 FGs with no TDs is more than enough proof of that. If you’re gonna interview an Eagle after that game it should be somebody on defense not Foles.

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