Quarterback Nick Foles stepped in for an injured Michael Vick and led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 36-21 win over the New York Giants in NFL action over the weekend.
Foles tossed two touchdown passes in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the sputtering Giants, who are 0-5 in a non-strike year for the first time since 1979.
"I felt really comfortable throughout the whole game," Foles said. "I felt good when I went in and we just needed to get things going, but the win was a team win. I thought everybody did a great job."
The Eagles QB hit tight end Brent Celek for a 25-yard score and wide receiver DeSean Jackson with a 5-yard pass for another TD, helping Philadelphia improve its record to 2-3.
Foles finished the game 16 of 25 for 197 yards, with two touchdowns, pushing his passer rating to 114.9.
Vick, who ran for 79 yards and had another 105 yards through the air, left the game in the 2nd quarter due to a leg injury.
The Giants continued to struggle in all phases of the game, with quarterback Eli Manning having a particularly bad outing against the Eagles.
"We have to stay positive. We have a short week and we play on Thursday night, so we've just got to keep working and I've got to start playing better football and making better throws, and putting our team in a better situation to win some games," Manning said.
Manning completed 24 of 52 passes for 334 yards, with two TDs and three interceptions.
"I honestly believe that he's trying so hard to get us a win, he's almost put too much on himself. He keeps it all pretty much inside. I'm not making excuses. There were a couple of those plays that were terrible. The intentional grounding penalties hurt so badly because not only distance, but to lose the down," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game, referring to Manning's struggles.
The Giants QB has thrown 12 interceptions this season. EFE