Good fortune seems to ride in tandem with Nick Foles’ right arm.
And now the Eagles are a Fortune .500 franchise at 5-5 and definitely with more than a faint pulse in the NFC East, which has been tethered to a respirator this season.
Who would have thought that Nick Foles, who just had to be Huck Finn in a previous life, would be hanging out at the craps table with Lady Luck?
Granted, if would be a tad nicer than a Dairy Queen Blizzard if the Birds could win a game or two at the Linc. All five of their victories this season came on the road. Call them The Road Warriors. Only rock and roll roadies travel with more percussion.
Foles uncorked three more touchdown passes today in the 27-13 pasting of the decimated Packers at Lambeau Field, where the groans of the ghost of Vince Lombardi clearly were audible.
A deflected pass that landed in DeSean Jackson ‘s hands for a 55-yard touchdown. Two long touchdowns (45 and 32 yards) to Riley Cooper, one after a defensive back slipped to leave the receiver with the romance novel mane open from Green Bay to Scranton for a score.
Foles now has 16 touchdown passes and nary a pick this season. You don’t have to be a CPA to get excited about those numbers.
Must be something to this fancy pants Chip Kelly offense, doncha know?