By Nick FilipponeNick FilipponesAPThe Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers are now locked into their respective roles in Chip Kelly’s offense, with the team’s quarterback throwing them different passes to different receivers on different downs.
But while Kelly has a deep and diverse roster, he has to rely on players to do his job and he hasn’t had to do that in quite some time.
Foles had his best game as a pro as a rookie when he played nearly 90% of the snaps, completing 68 of 71 passes for 656 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
He played most of the first half of the season when the Eagles were 4-4 and lost to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game.
But as the season progressed, the Eagles have started to see Foles make his presence felt in the offense.
On Sunday, Foles was the Eagles’ most efficient receiver as the team went for two touchdowns, including a pair of explosive scoring plays.
Foles caught three passes for 54 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, in the first quarter, and had a first down on a fake punt, which was followed by a 36-yard gain that put the Eagles up 17-0.
After the Eagles led 17-3, Filippes went for a 45-yard score, but the play was stopped at the Eagles 21.
It was his first career catch, and the first in the last four games.
Filippenses first touchdown came in the third quarter when he caught a 10-yard pass from Eagles receiver Kenny Britt on the next play.
It came on the Eagles first possession of the fourth quarter.
After a short touchdown run, Follies second touchdown was his best of the game.
He hit an 8-yard post route to wide receiver Kenny Golladay for a 9-yard catch.
It set up a 13-yard scoring run that put Philly up 30-17 at halftime.
Follings final score of the night was a 25-yard reception from Britt to tight end Desean Jackson.
Folls first touchdown of the day came on a 4-yard deep out that was followed up by a 4.0-yard screen pass from Gollay to Jackson for a touchdown.
In the third and fourth quarters, the receivers struggled to produce any sort of production, as the offense struggled to find the open receiver.
Fells two touchdown catches in the fourth came after Eagles wideout Josh Huff went out of bounds, allowing the defense to recover.
Flices only touchdown was a 19-yarder in the second quarter, when he went up for a 24-yard run.
He missed the next three plays in the game due to an injury.
After going out of the gate as the Eagles No. 1 receiver, Foulds had three games where he finished with at least 100 yards receiving, according the Elias Sports Bureau.
But those performances were against the Jaguars, Falcons and Buccaneers, and his receiving numbers are below his production as a starting wide receiver in Philadelphia.
Fould is averaging just 5.5 yards per catch, according ESPN Stats and Info.
On Thursday, Folls fifth touchdown of his career came in a 31-24 loss to the Cowboys.
He caught a 7-yard TD pass to tight ends Garrett Celek and Anthony Fasano for a 17-7 lead.
But he was sacked on the play and Filippos second touchdown came on an 11-yard drive that got the Eagles within 21-14.
The Eagles went ahead 14-14, but Filipps touchdown was overturned because he was flagged for offensive pass interference.
Foul trouble plagued the Eagles throughout the night.
Filippes next touchdown came late in the half, when the offense went for an 8th-and-2 at the Dallas 1.
He picked up seven yards on a short catch.
The defense had trouble keeping up with the offense, but when Filippo found Celek on the inside of the end zone for a 12-yard completion, he got his first score.
Fargles second touchdown of that game came in Week 7 against the Bears when he broke up a deep pass by Bears tight end Zach Miller, who was covered by Cowboys defensive end Zack Martin.
Flices fourth touchdown of Week 7 came in Philly’s 23-20 win over the Chargers in Week 12.
Fittingly, Fislings touchdown came after he caught an 8, 10- and 10-yards passes for the first and second touchdowns.
But after a three-yard loss to Chargers defensive end Dontari Poe, Flics was sacked twice in the final three minutes.
His third touchdown came when he found Celeks on the outside of the 10-tech for a 14-yard play.
The Eagles will be looking to get Filippoes performance back on track against the Redskins on Sunday.
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