OK, Nick Foles was just fine. In fact, beyond fine.
The defense, except for a beyond-clutch late defensive stop, was not.
All’s well that ends well but Eagles fans had sweat running off then in small rivers whether they were at in the Meadowlands or at home.
During the waning, agonizing closing minutes, a monumental Giants’ upset came a-chugging into the wheelhouse.
Close but no cigar.
Foles threw four touchdown passes in his first start replacing the injured Carson Wentz, and the Eagles secured a first-round playoff bye, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to hold off the woebegone Giants 34-29 Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.
Foles hit 24 of 38 passes for 237 yards and no interceptions. The Eagles (12-2) made a late stand on first-and-goal in the final minute in edging the Giants (2-12) for the second time this season, spoiling a three-touchdown, season-high 434-yard passing game by the resurrected Eli “Lazarus” Manning.
Foles threw scoring passes ranging from 3 to 13 yards in filling in for Wentz, who tore an ACL last week and was lost for the season after a brilliant year.
Philadelphia’s Super Bowl Express still is on track despite the close-as-this derailment.