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Eagles QB Nick Foles throws awesome TD pass to Jordan Matthews to give Philly early lead vs. Saints

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Nick Foles is still adding to his playoff legend.

Foles got the Philadelphia Eagles off and running in their Divisional Round matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, throwing a beautiful 37-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews to open up the scoring:

I’m not sure if that was luck or what, but you have to love how Foles nonchalantly threw the ball off his back foot and somehow hit Matthews in perfect stride as he beat two Saints defensive backs for a touchdown.

Just like last year, Foles began starting for the Eagles in relief of Carson Wentz late in the season. In 2017, it was a torn ACL that knocked Wentz out and thrust Foles into the starting role. This time around, it was a back issue.

Of course, we all know what happened last season, as Foles took the reins and ultimately led the Eagles to a shocking Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, bringing Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title ever.

In five starts this season, Foles threw for 1,413 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions while completing 72.3 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 96.

Last week, he completed 25 of his 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns, and a couple of interceptions in the Eagles’ Wild Card Round win over the Chicago Bears.

Philly went 9-7 this year, sneaking into the playoffs during the last week of the regular season.

The winner of the Eagles-Saints game will move on to the NFC Championship Game to take on the Los Angeles Rams next weekend.