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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is on another magical run. With a 10-2 record (postseason included) over the last two seasons as the team's starter, Foles has rejuvenated a Philadelphia team that again seemed like they were dead in the water.
And lots of those wins have come in very close games.
Eagles in one-score games the last two years when Foles finished the game: 8-1.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) January 8, 2019
Eagles in one-score games the last two years when Wentz finished the game: 6-6.
Does that mean Foles is better late in close games, or are one-score games essentially random? https://t.co/WCklsksPGx
In nine one-score games over the last two seasons, he owns a remarkable 8-1 record. On the contrary, Carson Wentz has a 6-6 record in such games.
With all the success Foles is having, it's becoming a legitimate question as to who the Eagles should stick with at QB going forward. Of course, they invested so much draft capital and resources to bring Wentz in a few seasons ago, but how could they ever turn Foles away if he brings another Super Bowl title to Philly?
Again in 2018, Philly called on its modest (but statistically mind-blowing) backup QB to save the season.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 8, 2019
Nick Foles and the Super Bowl champs are, justifiably, loaded with confidence.
After all, they’ve seen it before (by @GregBishopSI & @Ben_Baskin) https://t.co/IXPogSc8Ih pic.twitter.com/j5xjntEFAi
Only time will tell, but the Eagles are going to need all the Foles magic they can get at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans this Sunday in the Divisional Round matchup with the Saints. Philadelphia opened as 9-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but no matter the spread, it hasn't mattered when it comes to Foles and Philly winning playoff games.
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