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Nick Foles named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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NFL: Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The legend of Nick Foles continues to ascend to new heights.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after throwing for a franchise-record 471 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in the Eagles’ 32-30 win over the Houston Texans last Sunday.

The Arizona product engineered a game-winning drive, setting up a 35-yard field goal by Jake Elliott as time expired.

The Eagles are 2-0 since Foles took over for starting quarterback Carson Wentz, who is sidelined with a back injury. Under Foles, the Eagles have beaten the Texans and Los Angeles Rams, who have a combined 22-8 record.

The Eagles (8-7) are currently on the outside looking in for the playoffs heading into Week 17, but they have a decent shot of squeaking in as a Wild Card team. Philadelphia needs to beat the slumping Washington Redskins, then have the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings.