Nick Foles was literally perfect in the second half of the Eagles' rout of the Vikings

  • Nick Foles played a virtually flawless game to help the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Minnesota Vikings and earn a trip to Super Bowl LII.
  • Foles was literally perfect in the second half, completing 11-of-11 passes and joining Joe Montana on as the only other player to complete 75% of his passes in consecutive postseason games.
  • If Foles can pull off one more performance like the one he showed on Sunday, the Eagles might have a shot at taking down the Patriots to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.


Nick Foles had the game of his life on Sunday, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 38-7 drubbing of the Minnesota Vikings and earn a trip to the Super Bowl, where they'll have the chance to win their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.

Foles completed 26 of his 33 passes en route to victory, throwing for 352 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) looks on during the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs out on to the field prior to the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) have a quick laugh together during the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles is congratulated by his teammate Najee Goode #52 after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams win over the Minnesota Vikings with his wife Tori Moore in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) is congratulated by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) after the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates with fans and teammates after the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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While Foles was a spark for the Eagles the entirety of the game, he especially shined in the second half. After putting up 10 points in the final 66 seconds of the first half, the Eagles took a 24-7 lead into halftime. All the Eagles needed to do to secure a spot in the Super Bowl was play sound defense and make sure not to turn the ball over.

Foles did his part and then some — in the second half of the game he was, quite literally, perfect.

Foles' impressive run through the postseason is one of the more surprising sports stories in recent memory. After his amazing day on Sunday, Foles joined Joe Montana as just the second quarterback in NFL history to complete 75% of their passes in consecutive playoff games.

His success has been made possible with the help of a sturdy offensive line and an impressive gameplan from Doug Pederson and the Eagles coaching staff, but Foles deserves plenty of the credit for himself. He's shown himself to have a remarkable pocket presence and a better-than-expected ability to escape pressure when it comes.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Kenjon Barner #38 and Jay Ajayi #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate their teams win over the Minnesota Vikings after the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) celebrates with fans in the stands after the Eagles' score a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles with head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings after defeating him in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has gatorade dumped on him during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) celebrates with a dog mask on after beating the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi (36) reacts after beating the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (C) shakes hands with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) after the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Jalen Mills #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Beau Allen #94 and Chris Long #56 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates their teams win while wearing a dog masks over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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It's not the first time Foles has shown flashes of brilliance — during his 2013 campaign with the Eagles, he threw for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions — but for two straight games now the backup quarterback playing in Carson Wentz's stead has proven himself more than capable of shredding the best that NFL defenses have to offer.

If he can do it one more time, he might just become a Super Bowl champion.

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