Nick Foles threw for a new Eagles record 471 yards and four touchdowns against the Houston Texans. Foles kept the Eagles playoff hopes alive with his second straight win. The Eagles will have to win against the Washington Redskins next week and the Minnesota Vikings would have to lose one of their remaining two games.
Zach Ertz broke the record for most receptions by a tight end. Foles shocked the league with a huge win against the Los Angeles Rams and followed up with a crucial win against the Texans.
The Eagles went up 29-16 into the fourth quarter. A huge fumble in the fourth quarter by Eagles’ running back Josh Adams gave Houston the ball back and the Texans marched down the field to the end zone. The Houston’s touchdown brought the Texans within six points of the Eagles’ lead.
The Texans’ defense gave points consistently all game, yet an interception and forced fumble recovery gave the Texans life. The Texans were down by six with plenty of time left and Deshaun Watson marched down the field late, finding Deadre Hopkins multiple times before hitting Vyncint Smith in the back of the endzone giving the Texans a one point lead.
Jake Elliott missed an extra-point attempt in the second quarter which allowed the Texans to take the lead late. The Eagles started on their own 10 yard line after Boston Scott took the kick off out of his own endzone and was forced out of bounds immediately.
The Texans seemed to have the Eagles right where they wanted them with a 3rd and 10, but Foles found Alshon Jeffery over the middle for the first while being hit by Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney’s hit earned a flag for roughing the passer and gave 15 yards to the Eagles. However, Foles stayed down and it looked like the quarterback was injured.
Foles walked off the field on his own and Nate Sudfeld came into the game. Foles returned after Sufeld threw incomplete, and marched down the field into field goal range. Elliott nailed the field goal for the win and the Eagles stay in the hunt.