Eagles' Nick Foles says he didn't choke against Dallas, trusts Kelly, God
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in a wide-ranging interview this morning on SportsRadio 94 WIP said he didn't choke against the Cowboys, didn't know he was on a record pace Sunday, and plans to pray for Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, the Eagles' next opponent.
WIP Morning Show host Angelo Cataldi, saying "I was kind of pleased that Aaron Rogers got injured last night," called Foles "a far more moral person than I am."
"It was a great feeling, it was a great team victory," Foles said about Sunday's 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders, in which he threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes. "... Gets us headed in the right direction after two rocky weeks. It was really exciting to do that."
"I wasn't really focused on the record or anything," he said. "I was just making sure we had enough points on the board to get that win."
He declined to second-guess head coach Chip Kelly for taking him out of the game in the fourth quarter, instead of going for the record.
"I trust everything Chip does," Foles said. "... I feel like he made the right decision ... and I'll aways support his decision as head coach."
Nor is Foles worried about the depth chart. "I'm just going to work every day to get better," he said. "In my mind you're always the No. 1 quarterback, you can't approach the game any differently, but I always trust what the coaches do."
As for the 17-3 loss to Dallas on Oct. 20, he simply said, "It wasn't a good day at all. I just didn't have a good game. I wasn't accurate. I didn't get into a rhythm."
“No, pressure's not a factor in that," Foles said. "I feel confident out there, I’ve played this game a long time, and I have a great group of guys around me. ... No, the pressure didn’t get to me. I just, had a bad day.”
Faith and family helped him deal with the concussion that knocked him out of that game and the next one. "I knew the good Lord was going to guide me and give me the strength to heal and get back on the right path," Foles said.
"My mom was out here for the game and my little sister. so they were able to stay with me. I'm very thankful to have a great mom to help me get better. ... I just rested and got some home cooking and the good Lord healed me."
"I'm a Christian and I believe in God," Foles said. "... and when you do great, you stay humble and you give him glory."
Although Rodgers would be in his prayers, Foles said, "I know we’re going to prepare as if he’s playing and we’re going to be ready to get after it."
The Packers are likely to be led instead by backup Seneca Wallace. The game will be played at Green Bay's Lambeau Field.
Listen to WIP's podcast of the full Nick Foles interview.
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