Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Super Bowl Hero Nick Foles Pulls Off Another Upset As Eagles Shock Rams

With the shocking win, the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes alive.

If the Eagles are going to make it back to the Super Bowl, Nick Foles is going to be the one to lead them there.


He took the first step towards another playoff run yesterday as the Eagles were able to knock off the league-leading Los Angeles Rams 30-23 in LA in a shocker on Sunday Night Football. 

Foles didn’t throw a touchdown — Wendell Smallwood rushed for two and rookie Josh Adams ran for another — but he did pass for 270 yards and guide the Philly offense with confidence against a tough Rams defense.

With the win, the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes alive. It was a shocking loss for the Rams (11-3), their first at home in the Coliseum in seven games this season.

It was also a shocking loss for oddsmakers. The Eagles entered the game as 13.5-point underdogs after news broke that Foles would be starting for the Eagles thanks to Carson Wentz injuring his back. The win was the second-largest upset of the season and Philly’s largest upset win since 1995.

“It’s been really emotional,” Foles said. “You hate for your teammate to get hurt. I feel really bad for Carson. … What you’ve done in the past, what I’ve done in the past, it doesn’t matter when you step on that field. It’s a new day. So I was dealing with the emotions, but prepping as hard as I could, and then realizing I’m not alone. I have great teammates out there. All I have to do is spread the ball around, lean on them, stay in the moment, and we were able to do that tonight. Today was a huge win for us.”

For the Rams, Todd Gurley rushed for two scores, giving him an NFL-best 21 TDs this season, and also caught 10 passes for 76 yards.

Read the full story at The Associated Press