In a game where a QB goes 11/29 for 80 yards passing and no TDs, well there isn't much left to be said. The really bad thing however, was that Foles was actually worse than that stat line suggested.
Usually if you see a QB with stats like that, there's numerous game balls that go out to the players he was playing against on defense. Don't get me wrong. Sean Lee was terrific, Hatcher was pretty good, and so was Selvie. The Cowboys deserve a lot of credit for bottling up Lesean McCoy (although our scheme didn't work as well as I will show in a post later this week).
But make no mistake, this was not some GREAT performance from the Cowboys defense. There were plenty of plays to be made on the field that could have extended drives, resulted in TDs, which would have helped us score more than 3 point at home. But Foles missed on a ton of those opportunities.
I am not sure I buy the groin injury thing. Yeah, maybe it was bothering him...but I think this performance was about something else. He just never settled down and looked really nervous. Once the boos started to come down from the Philly Phaithful...he seemed to do worse.
So Nick's performance in a word? Dreadful.
1st and 10, Ertz on a shallow cross., clean pocket, Bad throw
Celek gets behind the defense. Set feet, clean pocket
Avant wide open on a 3rd and 5 at the sticks:
Desean deep in single coverage. No chance:
Maehl open on a crossing patter on 3rd and 5 at the sticks. Bad throw.
The only positive for Foles was the no turnovers. But Nick, don't even think about it:
3rd and 10, deep in your own territory, don't throw across your body downfield:
And of course what should have been a TD. Beautiful cut by Avant:
Yeah, there's a case to be made that his receivers could have bailed him out on a few of these...but when you are consistently that bad, there's only one place to point the finger.