Tonight's game is huge for Nick Foles, and by extension, for Eagles fans.
Whether Foles is a potential franchise quarterback or just a guy is the key question that will determine how far away from contending the Eagles are, under whatever coach Jeff Lurie hires in January or February. (Please, God, let it be January. Early January would be best.)
This is pretty obvious stuff, but I feel the need to restate it after listening to a lot of people hypothesize over the past week or so about picking up some fill-in quarterback from somewhere for 2013. (Matt Flynn, etc.) I don't see the point.
So, you might get to 9-7, or something, with a guy like that. Is 9-7 the goal now? I thought it was to win the Super Bowl. You win the Super Bowl with a franchise quarterback. Period. Not so much with a defense that reminds fans of the Buddy Ryan days, or a great running back, or any of that stuff. FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. Peyton Manning. Eli Manning. Drew Brees. Aaron Rodgers. Ben Roethlisberger. Tom Brady. These are the QBs who have won Super Bowls in the last nine years.