Nick Foles named NFC offensive player of the week
Nick Foles' performance in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers was enough for the NFL to name him the NFC's offensive player of the week.
Foles went 22-for-31 in the Eagles' 31-20 win in Tampa Bay, throwing for 296 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles quarterback also scored a rushing touchdown. His QBR sits at 87.2 for the year.
The award comes at a curious time in Eagles quarterback drama, as an injured Michael Vick is seeing a more and more competent Foles getting playing time in his absence. Chip Kelly has remained firm in his outlook that health is the only determining factor in his decision, but that has hardly quelled talk that a QB controversy exists in Philadelphia.
Presumably, an essentially meaningless award from the NFL - that some would debate whether Foles even deserves - wouldn't sway Kelly either way regardless. But it is more fuel to throw on any Foles fires as he starts against the Cowboys this coming Sunday.
This was the second straight week an Eagle has been named NFC offensive player of the week, with DeSean Jackson taking home the honors last week.