Foles tossed his first pick in the second quarter with a blizzard making visibility nearly impossible. He finished the first half just 4 of 10 for 35 yards.
But he rebounded in style by hitting on 7 of 12 for 144 yards and a 19-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson in the second half. He guided the team to two fourth quarter scoring drives to overcome deficits of 14-0 and 20-14 for a 34-20 victory.
Foles, who has led his Eagles to five consecutive victories, will try to make it six when they travel to Minnesota for a Week 15 game next Sunday.
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Not that Foles hasn't risen to the occasion. The Eagles are 5-2 since he was moved into the starting lineup. He has completed 124 of 196 passes for 1,791 yards, 19 touchdowns and - get this - zero interceptions. He has even added 145 yards and two scores on the ground.
More encouraging this week is that he is playing at home against pass-happy Detroit and a high-scoring game should result. The Lions rank 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed (3,147) and 19th in touchdowns yielded through the air (21).
Foles is so torrid that a statistical correction could happen any week. But the combination of an explosive Lions pass offense against a terrible Eagles pass defense makes it unlikely that Foles won't put up big numbers on Sunday. The three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers all rank Foles in the top six among NFL quarterbacks in Week 14. Sounds about right - he should be active in all formats.
Foles, who also ran nine times for 22 yards, avoided throwing his first interception this season in close fashion; a fourth quarter pass was picked off by Patrick Peterson, but called back on a Cardinals penalty. Otherwise, Foles looked efficient throughout the game, throwing deep on occasion and being the same quarterback he was before the bye.
Foles and the Eagles face the Lions in Week 14.
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