Farewell: QB de­nied fan­tas­tic fin­ish in pos­si­ble Ea­gles fi­nale

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Brett Mar­tel

NEW OR­LEANS >> Nick Foles got the Philadel­phia Ea­gles off to a fast start, only to be robbed of an­other fan­tas­tic fin­ish by a vet­eran re­ceiver’s un­char­ac­ter­is­tic drop.

“Foot­ball is a funny sport, es­pe­cially play­off foot­ball. It’s tough,” Foles said af­ter a tense 20-14 di­vi­sional play­off loss in New Or­leans on Sun­day. “We started the game off hot, bat­tled the rest of the game and gave our­selves an op­por­tu­nity to win at the end.”

In­deed, Foles had the Ea­gles in­side the Saints 30 with just less than two min­utes left when his ac­cu­rate slant pass bounced off of nor­mally re­li­able re­ceiver Al­shon Jef­fery’s hands and fell into the arms of Saints cor­ner­back Marshon Lat­ti­more, vir­tu­ally seal­ing Philadel­phia’s fate.


Ea­gles quar­ter­back Nick Foles leaves the field af­ter Sun­day’s loss to the Saints in New Or­leans.

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