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Nick Foles' performance against the Raiders was meaningless because he's not Peyton Manning - JimmyK,
Nick Foles may have had the performance of the NFL season yesterday, when he completed 22 of 28 passes for 404 yards, and 7 TDs. Or so we thought. If you're an Eagles fan and were looking forward to enjoying your day at the office, celebrating what was arguably the best performance ever by an Eagles QB, just know that Foles' record setting performance was merely a product of a league where your obese neighbor down the street could have done the same thing.

Buying In On Foles - Thomas Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Some of you want to know why I’m still saying that I need to see more from Nick Foles. He’s looked very good to great in 2.5 games this year. Isn’t that enough to show he can be The Guy? The point I’ve tried to make for a while now is that I want Nick to play well and show that he is a franchise QB. But it takes time to do that. A couple of games isn’t enough. You need a couple of months.

Eagle Eye In The Sky: Foles' Seven TDs - Fran Duffy,
Let's take a look behind the curtain and understand how Foles’ big day came to fruition.

Domo's Day-After Dissection: Eagles-Raiders - Paul Domowitch, Daily News
Despite the major offseason additions of James Casey and rookie second-rounder Zach Ertz, the Eagles did not use a lot of multiple-tight end sets in their first eight games. Eighty-two percent of their offensive plays featured "11’’ personnel (1 running back, 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers). They used 12 (two tight ends) or 13 (three tight ends) personnel on just 95 of 542 plays. But that changed against the Raiders. The Eagles used more 12 personnel in the game than they have all season, lining up in two-tight end sets on 21 of 34 plays on their first six possessions. Five of those possessions resulted in touchdowns.

The Highs, and Very Low Lows, of Week 9 - Peter King, MMQB
As for the Eagles’ quarterback-of-the-future thing, that’s for another day. Kelly’s not showing his hand now, and Sunday certainly wasn’t enough to make Kelly, owner Jeff Lurie or GM Howie Roseman think Foles is the next Ron Jaworski. But I’ve maintained all along that Kelly doesn’t need a quick-twitch quarterback with Mike Vick’s running ability to be a good quarterback in this system. It’d be nice to have great athleticism, sure. But the most important thing is a quick-twitch brain, with fast decision-making ability and efficiency. Foles is completing 63 percent, which is good, not great. He has 13 touchdowns and no interceptions, which is very good, of course. His 8.7 yards-per-attempt is good, and his 127.4 rating ridiculously high.

What’s next for Nick Foles? - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
There is only one way Foles can put those doubts and more to rest and that is by beating some decent teams or at the very least stringing together several quality weeks in a row. He hasn’t acchieved either of those feats yet, and until he does it’s perfectly fair to be skeptical even of seven-touchdown performances.

Foles remembering record day as team moment - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
He doesn’t play sports for individual accolades or honors. He plays sports because he loves what a group of people can accomplish together.

Jonathan Martin situation takes another turn, allegations of player misconduct lead to Richie Incognito suspension - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are currently dealing with an unfolding situation surrounding the abrupt departure from the team by tackle Jonathan Martin. As the twists and turns continue to change the story, we will keep you up to date with the latest, including Martin officially alleging player misconduct and the team suspending guard Richie Incognito.

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