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Nick Foles Struggles For Philadelphia Against Redskins In First Career Start
LANDOVER, Md. – Nick Foles said his first career start on Sunday was “a little rough” and that he’ll try to learn from the mistakes he made after the Philadelphia Eagles lost 31-6 to the Washington Redskins.
Foles, a rookie out of Arizona who started as Michael Vick recovers from a concussion, finished the game having completed 21 of 46 passes for 204 yards. He threw two interceptions in the first quarter – one to DeAngelo Hall and one to Brandon Meriweather – and the Eagles deviated from a plan to run the ball as they trailed early against Washington.
“I didn’t play well at all,” Foles said. “I’m a guy that takes this stuff and will learn from it. … That’s just how I am as a person. It was a rough game, but I’m going to take the positive and make stuff better.”
Washington had lost its previous eight games against a rookie quarterback, dating back to a 2005 victory over St. Louis and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Redskins managed to sack Foles four times for a loss of 27 yards and kept him off balance much of the game with a variety of blitzes.
“I don’t know if it was any knock at him,” Hall said. “I felt like we played a full game. I don’t think if it would have mattered if Mike were out there. He probably would have sprinted a little more, but the way this group of guys was focusing as we went out for that game and at halftime, the whole week of preparation – it wouldn’t have mattered who was out there. It was one of those days.”