Former Arizona Wildcats quarterback and hero to the City of Brotherly Love Nick Foles etched another chapter into his legacy on Sunday, helping the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Washington Redskins, 24-0.
With the Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Chicago Bears, the Eagles secured a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs and a chance to defend their Super Bowl title.
Foles, who’s starting in place of the injured Carson Wentz at the end of the season for the second straight year, finished the game with 221 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on Sunday. He also completed a wildly efficient 28-of-33 attempts through the air.
However, Foles left the game in the third quarter after tying the NFL record for consecutive completions with 25, joining Philip Rivers and Ryan Tannehill with the record.
Nick Foles NFL records— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 30, 2018
Tied for most consecutive completions in a single game (25)
Tied for most touchdowns in a single game (7)
Highest passer rating in NFL playoff history(113.2)(125+ attempts)
Highest completion percentage in single playoff (72.6)(100+ attempts) pic.twitter.com/2SZlVvCMNF
Foles reportedly suffered bruised ribs, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Eagles are hopeful last year’s Super Bowl champion gunslinger will be ready for next week’s playoff matchup against the Chicago Bears.
In a bit of tough news for the Arizona alum, Foles’ deal with the Eagles stipulated that had he appeared in 33 percent of the team’s plays over the course of the regular season, he’d be due a $1 million bonus.
Because Foles left the game with an injury, he only appeared in 32 percent of the team’s plays and thus missed out on a cool million.
Eagles’ QB Nick Foles has a $1 million incentive if Philadelphia goes to the postseason AND he plays 33 percent of team’s plays. His bruised ribs that prevented him from finishing today’s game now mean he played 32 percent of Eagles’ plays - 1 percent short of $1 million. Ouch.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018