On a night where there was plenty to watch on television, Nick Foles stole the show at the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl. Foles was named the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl Offensive MVP. Batista's WWE Royal Rumble victory and Macklemore's Grammy awards greatly pale in comparison to the greatness of Foles' performance.
Foles finished the game with 7 of 10 for 89 yards, 1 TD, and a 130.8 QB Rating. Foles entered the game late in third quarter when the score was tied at 14-14 and helped Team Sanders take the lead with a nice TD pass to Browns TE Jordan Cameron. Team Rice took the lead late in the game to make it 22-21. Foles had 49 seconds left on the clock and moved Team Sanders into field goal range, but Ravens kicker Justin Tucker choked and failed to hit the 67 yard attempt.
Foles joins Chuck Bednarik, the late great Reggie White, and Randall Cunningham as the only other Eagles to have earned Pro Bowl MVP honors. Another Eagles great took to Twitter to praise Foles...
Congrats to Nick Foles today for a great performance today in the Pro Bowl. Philly was well represented today. Great job fellas— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) January 27, 2014
Also on Team Sanders was Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson finished with 3 receptions for 40 yards including an impressive contested jump ball TD in the end zone while facing double coverage. The pass came from Colts QB Andrew Luck.
On the other side, Evan Mathis seemed to play a pretty good game at guard for Team Rice. Plus, he made some funny faces:
and also rooted against his own teammate. Shame on you, Evan.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy ran 3 times for 14 yards and also caught a pass for 18 yards. Plus, he trucked a camera man. Shady ended up leaving the game due to an ankle injury, although there was no major reason to believe it was anything more than a precautionary measure.
I honestly thought the Pro Bowl has halfway decent this year, especially in comparison to previous years. But maybe that's just because there was some invested interest. Either way, it was the last time the Eagles will suit up prior the start of next season, so it was fun to enjoy it while it lasted.
Oh and before I forget, check out the sweet prize that comes with Foles' MVP award. The only question is: will he share it with his best buddy G.J. Kinne?