At this point, nothing Nick Foles does should surprise you anymore. Few could’ve imagined the journeyman quarterback outdoing himself after his Super Bowl triumph a year ago. Well, he’s come pretty close to doing just that.
In the wildcard round, Foles threw the game-winning touchdown on fourth-and-goal to stun the higher-seeded Bears, who just happen to have the league’s best defense. He’s now led the Eagles to four straight victories after most had them written off in the wake of Carson Wentz injury.
Foles will face another seemingly insurmountable task on Sunday. This time, he’ll have to outduel Drew Brees and the top-seeded Saints in the vaunted Superdome.
Not only is the 39-year-old Brees an MVP candidate, he’s also nearly untouchable playing at home. Just look at his gaudy stat line at home this year — 2,251 yards, 21 touchdowns, one interception against a 76-percent completion rate. Like we said, nearly invincible.
Perhaps it comes as no surprise that sportsbooks are once again doubting Foles and company. Philadelphia are the biggest underdogs of the playoff weekend at eight points. Let us remind you, the Eagles were dogs in each of their last four postseason games — all of which ended in straight up wins. What’s one more on Saturday, right?