Shrine to Eagles’ Starting QB Nick Foles Erected in Philly Locker Room

The Super Bowl MVP is hoping to lead Philadelphia back to the playoffs once again.

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Nick Foles is returning to the playoffs - but not with a $1 million bonus. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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In order to help Nick Foles recapture the magic that helped him lead to Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl win last years, defensive end Chris Long has erected a shrine in honor of the backup quarterback.

Assembled on Long’s locker shelf, the shrine includes a framed picture of Foles from his days with the St. Louis Rams, a personalized copy of Foles’ book Believe It, and plenty of religious candles.

Long and his teammates are hoping the shrine will inspire Foles to lead the 7-7 Eagles to a win this weekend against the favored Houston Texans.

Last week, with starting quarterback Carson Wentz sidelined with a stress fracture in his back, Foles guided Philadelphia to a season-saving upset win over the Rams.

“He’s been there to bail us out when we’ve had injuries before. And this weekend, no different,” Long said. “I know he’s going to show up big. I just don’t think he likes the attention. But it’s not about attention. It’s about energy. Give him some good energy. It’s going to work. He always shows up big for us.”

If the magic works out for Foles and the Eagles this week, Philly will have a shot at becoming the first back-to-back champs since the Patriots in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

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