Well well well. Looks like Chip Kelly’s offense has finally made it to the NFL. After the Oakland Raiders rested on their bye week reading about how great their defense had been playing, particularly at home, and salivating at the thought of teeing off on a Philadelphia offense that hadn’t scored an offensive touchdown in eight quarters, Nick Foles strolled into the Black Hole and dropped a big greasy 40-burger in the laps of the Raider nation. Foles threw for 406 yards and tied an NFL record with seven touchdowns in a complete dismantling of the Raiders defense. He also threw in 14 rushing yards for good measure.
Chip Kelly and the Eagles had been receiving flack for weeks after a series of lackluster outings and there were murmurs in the sports media of the quarterback “controversy” brewing between Michael Vick, Nick Foles and (sigh) Matt Barkley. Well, it looks like the controversy can finally be laid to rest. Along with all that Raiders defense praise.
If anyone was smart… err… lucky enough to start Nick Foles against the Raiders today, kudos to you because there’s virtually no way you lost your fantasy matchup. Unless the rest of your team was comprised of Darren McFadden, Ray Rice, Vincent Jackson and Dez Bryant. Nevertheless, Foles just missed out on the KABOOM! of the year with 45.64 points in standard leagues. Peyton Manning still holds that honor after he kicked off the season with 46.28. I guess we all learned a valuable lesson today: Never count out Nick Foles.
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