Foles’ Roll Continues As Eagles Escape With Win on Missed FG

Philadelphia escaped Chicago with a last-second 16-15 win over the Bears.

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball as Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) pressures in the 4th quarter during an NFL NFC Wild Card football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears on January 06, 2019, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball as Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) pressures in the 4th quarter during an NFL NFC Wild Card football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears on January 06, 2019, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Christmas is over, but the season of Saint Nick rolls on.

Filling in for an injured Carson Wentz, backup quarterback Nick Foles was able to lead the Eagles on a late-game scoring drive and the team’s luck held out as the Chicago Bears missed a field goal that would have won them the game.

It wasn’t all pretty for Foles, but he was able to hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds left against the NFL’s stingiest defense. The pass gave the Eagles a 16-15 lead.

After their two-point conversion failed, the Bears had a chance to win after moving quickly down the field, but ex-Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a botched field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining.

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Foles finished his day with 266 yards passing, as well as a pair of both touchdowns and interceptions. Despite the mediocre outing, he came up huge when it mattered, as he has shown a tendency to do.

“I think the big thing is, we saw some adversity tonight in the first half (and) I had a couple of turnovers,” Foles said. “I think the big thing is that no one loses faith, no one stops believing, everyone just keeps talking, keeps believing in one another, and we just rallied. Our defense really kept us in this game.”

Winners of five of their final six regular-season games, the Eagles are trying to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since New England in 2004.

A six seed, they face the tall order of taking on the top-seeded Saints in New Orleans this weekend in the divisional round.

“It’s going to be a tall task this week,” Foles said. “They had a bye week and they are a tremendous team. They had an amazing season. But you know, I love these guys that I get to play with. I know we’re ready for this week.”

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