Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been on fire this season, and he definitely brought the inferno last night against the Chicago Bears in an incredibly impressive 54-11 victory. The Bears defense has struggled mightily all year long, but they were at their worst against the Eagles, who had two 100-yard rushers to back up another scorching performance from their second-year signal-caller out of Arizona. Injuries have played a role in the demise of the Bears defense, but their safety pairing is probably worse than the oft-criticized Eagles duo.
Foles finished the game with just four incomplete passes, as he went 21-25 for an 84% completion percentage. He also added to his stellar TD:INT ratio by tossing two first quarter touchdowns without any interceptions. One can only wonder how good Foles’s numbers would have looked if Jay Cutler and the Bears offense were better, as the Bears could only muster 11 points and got nothing going on the ground or through the air.
Overall, Foles threw for 230 yards, averaged an excellent 9.2 yards per attempt, posted a 131.7 QB Rating, and he notched a 96.4 ESPN TQBR. He did an excellent job of spreading the ball around, and only DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek had incomplete passes targeted to them. It was another remarkable performance from Foles, who continues to cement his status as a very good starting quarterback in this league. We’ll see if he can keep it up next season once teams have more tape on him, but there’s little reason to doubt him.
LeSean McCoy is an elite player in every sense, and he scampered for 133 yards and two TDs on 18 carries. Top-notch No. 2 back Bryce Brown was even more efficient with 115 yards and a TD on just nine carries.