Suffice to say, the Philadelphia Eagles love Nick Foles.
With Carson Wentz succumbing to another season-ending injury, they have once again turned to Foles to end the season. From their standpoint, hopefully this time it comes with a playoff berth. However, teammate Chris Long told Fletcher Cox his plan of believing in Foles on Thursday with candles at Foles’ locker.
“The big ones. Don’t light the small ones. It’s important that you do it in that order,” Long told ESPN’s Tim McManus.
For what it’s worth, Cox seemed amused about the whole thing. But can you blame him?
“All right, bro,” Cox said in response as he was failing to start a grill lighter. “Don’t start a fire.”
In hopes of a strong finish, Long put together a shrine at Foles’ locker on Thursday. It includes a framed picture of Foles during his St. Louis Rams days, plus a personalized copy of “Believe It” and religious candles to round it out.
“He’s been there to bail us out when we’ve had injuries before. And this weekend, no different,” Long said of the shrine. “I know he’s going to show up big.”
The Eagles will need to win out and hope that Minnesota free falls to overcome them as the No. 6 seed in order to have any hope of defending their Super Bowl championship in January. However, a huge game approaches against the Houston Texans. They’ve been red-hot as of late, and need wins to secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
With crucial games coming their way Long made sure that Foles saw the shrine, saying “I made him see it. It’s for him.”
“I just don’t think he likes the attention. But it’s not about attention. It’s about energy. Give him some good energy. It’s going to work. He always shows up big for us.”
How’s that for believing in your teammates? Foles put together a very efficient performance this past Sunday night in Los Angeles. But with their season on the line, he’ll have to do it again against the Texans.