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For the second straight year, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has gotten hurt in the team's 13th game of the season. And for the second straight year, Nick Foles has taken over in relief. 


Last year, the injury led the Eagles to a Super Bowl, and so far this year it has gotten them a huge upset win against the Los Angeles Rams. They still have a lot of work left to do if they want to make the playoffs, and it starts with winning their last two games. 


We'll have to wait and see if Foles is able to work his magic this time around. But one thing we can say for sure, it's great for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. 

Foles is close to a completely different quarterback when he's throwing to Jeffery. He completes 75 percent of his passes and nearly one in every 10 is a touchdown. In their first game together this season, Jeffery caught all eight of his targets for 160 yards. 


Just to show how dramatic this is, here are the splits from the game against the Rams.


Foles to Jeffery: 8-8, 160 yards, 20 yards per attempt

Foles to everyone else: 16-23, 110 yards, 1 interception, 4.78 yards per attempt

Jeffery is clearly his go-to target and that's not going to change any time soon. Over the final two weeks, Jeffery is a WR1 with Foles at quarterback. In his last four games with Wentz, Jeffery only had 153 yards, and he surpassed that in one game with Foles. 


The Eagles might still fall short of the playoffs, but Jeffery is going to get his in the next two games. 


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