Week 15 Review: Foles Gold

It's all about Nick Foles being back in Philadelphia.

Coming into the week, the mystery surrounding the Eagles quarterback situation, had many wondering if this team could still make a playoff push with Nick Foles under center.

Foles was very efficient going 24-of-38 for 237 yards while tossing four touchdowns. Even more impressive, his ability to spread the rock around as his four scores went to four different players. The ground game struggled for most of the game, and after being down 20-7 early, the game script was put in the backups hands. The Eagles were very fortunate; They were +1 in the Turnover margin; got a blocked FG, blocked PAT and a blocked punt, but still failed to cover the -7.5 point spread. Much can be credited to the slow start on offense and the fact the Eagles defense didn't look like the inspired unit we have seen all year. They allowed a shameful offense that lacks a true number one receiver and carries absolutely no ground game, to gain 504 total yards with two touchdowns coming on gains of 50 plus yards.

Foles answered some questions we might have had prior to Sunday. If the Eagles defense can get back to what they have been the entire year, where they rank 6th overall in weighted DVOA as a unit, then Foles can simply manage games and won't be forced to win games. A stout defense and a ground game that ranks second overall averaging 140.5 yards per game should be enough to keep this Eagles team competitive vs. any opponent.

Favorites ruled week 15

Teams favored dominated the week going 11-4-1 ATS. The only underdog to win outright was the Rams as the Chiefs started as underdogs but were bet down to PK and favorites in some places by kickoff. Favorites hold a 115-95-9 record in 2017

The over-under finished a dead heat ending 8-8 overall. The number for the year rest at 108-112-4.

Play action or Pass went 8-1 in week 15 bringing our yearly record to 41-28-1. 59.4%

Chiefs   WIN

Carolina-2.5  WIN

Patriots/Steelers over 53.5    LOSS

49'ers PK   WIN

Teasers 7 point

Vikings-3/ Eagles-.5   WIN

Teaser 10 point

Vikings PK/ Saints-6/ Jaguars-1 (2X)     WIN 2x

Patriots-Steelers over 43.5/Vikings PK/Saints-6 (2X)   WIN 2x

Super Bowl Odds

New England Patriots    +240

Pittsburgh Steelers    +600

Minnesota Vikings    +650

Philadelphia Eagles    +900

New Orleans Saints    +900

Los Angeles Rams    +900

Jacksonville Jaguars    +1400

Atlanta Falcons    +1600

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However, Houston fans are invested in the Browns' season outcome as well, with the Texans holding the Browns' first round pick in 2024, and having sent their own first rounder to the Cardinals in the Will Anderson trade.

So each loss for the Browns, means a better draft pick for the Texans!

For Houston, it looks like they have their QB of the future in CJ Stroud. And he'll be on a less expensive rookie contract for the next several years, giving the Texans more cap space to upgrade the roster.

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