Imitation is the best form of flattery.
Doug Pederson took a page from Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl playbook on fourth and goal and called Nick Foles’ number for a touchdown catch. Yes, a catch.
Here’s the big play:
Foles faked confusion with the offensive line and a direct snap to Corey Clement led to a pitch to Trey Burton, who found a wide-open Foles in the end zone. Foles hauled it in and celebrated his first career touchdown catch.
It was reminiscent of the Pats’ first-quarter end-around that left Tom Brady wide open, but Brady and his possibly gimpy right hand couldn’t bring the catch in.
— Matthew (@SportingDerm) February 5, 2018
Turns out Foles has experience running this play. In his days at Westlake High School in Texas, Foles was breaking passing records, and apparently running the same play.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 5, 2018
The Eagles took a 22-12 lead into halftime thanks to Pederson’s genius.