QB Nick Foles - St. Louis Rams
|6-5, 243||Born: 1-20-1989||College: Arizona||Drafted: Round 3|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Foles could get a start this week at Cincinnati if Case Keenum hasn't cleared concussion protocol, or if the Rams just get a chance to rethink their decision in light of Keenum's performance.
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 10 vs CHI (17 / 36 / 200 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles finished with 200 passing yards and struggled throughout the afternoon. Foles finished with a poor quarterback rating of 14.4. Foles was late on many of his passes which resulted with incompletions. Foles started the game with a play-action pass to Jared Cook for a 29 yard gain. He followed that up with a short pass to Todd Gurley for a 31 yard gain. After the first drive, the Bears defense started to clamp down and Foles struggled, especially on 3rd downs. At halftime, the Bears had the lead 24-10 and Foles had 100 passing yards. Late 3rd quarter, Foles completed 3rd down passes to Wes Welker and Brian Quick for 13 and 37 yards. The drive stalled on the Bears 20 yard line and the Rams had to settle for a field goal. Late 4th quarter, Foles attempted a pass to Welker, who was running a slant-route. The pass was short and intercepted by the Bears.
2015 Week 9 vs MIN (18 / 33 / 168 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles was inconsistent throughout the game. He was able to move the ball with short passes but only completed one throw down-field during the game. Late 1st quarter on a 3rd and 5, Foles completed a deep 55 yard pass to Kenny Britt. The pass was on target hitting Britt in stride running down the middle of the field. Early 2nd quarter, Foles completed a sideline pass to Britt for a 23 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Foles led a drive with 2 short passes to Tavon Austin for 1 and 12 yards and Todd Gurley for 11 yards. Late 2nd quarter, Foles found Lance Kendricks open in the middle of the field for a 20 yard pass. Three Rams drives stalled in the second quarter resulting in three field goals. The Rams were up 15-10 at halftime and Foles had 131 passing yards. Foles couldn't get anything going during the second half. Late 3rd quarter, Foles had Tavon Austin open deep down the middle of the field but he could not come down with the reception as the ball hit him in the hands. The Rams received the ball to start overtime but they went three and out.
2015 Week 8 vs SF (14 / 23 / 191 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles managed an early lead and didn't have to force the ball down the field. He let his play-makers, Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin, do the heavy lifting. Late in the 1st quarter, Foles completed passes of 10 and 24 yards to Austin. After a Gurley touchdown in the second quarter, the Rams went for a 2-point conversion. Foles went with a play-action pass and found Jared Cook in the back of the end-zone to complete the conversion. Mid 2nd quarter, Foles completed a screen pass to Gurley for a 15 yard gain. The drive stalled and the Rams kicked a field goal to take the lead 13-3. Late 2nd quarter, Foles completed a pass to Cook in the middle of the field. Cook was tackled on the three yard line after a 51 yard reception. The Rams were up 20-6 at halftime and Foles had 117 passing yards. The Rams game plan shifted to the run during the 3rd quarter as Foles only had 8 passing yards in the quarter. Mid 4th quarter on a 3rd and 3, Foles completed a short WR screen pass to Tavon Austin. Austin did the rest running up the middle for a 66 yard touchdown reception.
2015 Week 7 vs CLE (15 / 23 / 163 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles managed an early lead and didn't have to force the ball down the field. After the first two series, Foles only had 5 passing yards. Late 2nd quarter, Foles completed a pass to Jared Cook on a crossing route before he fumbled the ball away. During the first half, Foles had a total of 64 passing yards on check-downs and screen passes. In the 3rd quarter, Foles completed a 20 yard play action pass to Tavon Austin. A couple of plays later, Foles found Kenny Britt for a 41 yard pass in which he was tackled inches short of the end zone. Foles only had 161 passing yards in the game and almost 40% of his passing yards came from two passes.
2015 Week 5 vs GB (11 / 30 / 141 / 1 / 4 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles had a poor performance throwing four interceptions. He was constantly under heavy pressure from below average pass protection. Late in the 1st quarter on a 3rd and 8, Foles was intercepted by Micah Hyde on a pass thrown over the middle. Foles was hit on the play by Julius Peppers which resulted in the off-target pass. During the next series on a 3rd and 9, Foles threw and off-balance pass to Jared Cook. The pass was intercepted by Quinten Rollins, who returned it for a defensive touchdown. Foles did lead a scoring drive before halftime. From the Packers five yard line, Foles lined up in the shotgun and touch-tipped the ball to Tavon Austin while he ran past in motion. The play was well timed and resulted in a five yard touchdown pass. Foles led a couple of drives in the 3rd quarter than ended in missed field goals. Early in the 4th quarter on a 3rd and goal from the 7 yard line, Foles pass was behind a crossing Lance Kendricks. The ball was tipped and intercepted by Ha-Ha Clinton Dix. Very late in the 4th quarter, Foles threw a nice over the shoulder pass to Stedman Bailey for a 69 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Foles threw and ill-advised pass into double coverage and was intercepted for the fourth time. Foles did not see the double coverage as he was pressured on the play.
2015 Week 4 vs ARI (16 / 24 / 171 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles three touchdown passes were a result of Arizona turnovers. Foles managed the game well but only had 171 passing yards. After a Cardinals fumble on the opening kickoff, Foles found Tavon Austin on a slant for a 12 yard touchdown. The Rams offense went three and out over the next three series. Midway through the 2nd quarter on a 1st and 10 from the St. Louis 35 yard line, Foles completed a 47 yard play action pass to Austin. Early in the 3rd quarter, Foles completed an 18 yard screen pass to Austin. On the next series after a Cardinals turnover, Foles found Stedman Bailey in the left corner of the end zone for an 18 yard touchdown pass. Early in the 4th quarter, after a Todd Gurley 52 yard run, Foles threw his third touchdown pass of the day. The play was a 3rd and 6 from the Arizona 12 yard line. Foles hit Austin running a slant route over the middle.
2015 Week 3 vs PIT (19 / 28 / 197 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles was efficient with short passes and screens throughout the game. Foles was unsuccessful throwing down-field against the inexperienced Steelers secondary. On the Rams opening series, Foles completed a 15 yard screen pass to Tre Mason. Later in the series on a 2nd and 9, Foles completed a 7 yard play action pass to Lance Kendricks. Foles went back to Kendricks on 3rd down but was unsuccessful as the pass was a tad low. During the second series, Foles completed a couple of short passes to Tavon Austin, which resulted in first downs. Foles moved the ball down-field during the third series with a few passes to Kenny Britt. The drive stalled at the Steelers 31 yard line and the Rams had to kick a field goal. Early in the second half, Foles had Kendricks open on a deep route that should have resulted in an easy touchdown. Foles threw a perfect pass hitting Kendricks in stride but he could not complete the reception. The momentum shifted back to the Steelers on the next play when the defense sacked Foles. Early in the 4th quarter Foles put together a 62 yard drive that stalled out in the red zone after multiple offensive penalties. Midway through the 4th quarter the Rams were down 9-6 and had another opportunity. Foles threw a reckless pass down the middle of the field into double coverage. The pass intended for Kendricks was intercepted setting up another Steelers field goal. During the Rams final series on a 4th and 6, Foles connected with Britt for what looked like a first down around mid-field. The play was overturned after the replay confirmed that the ground caused the ball to come loose when Britt was coming down.
2015 Week 2 vs WAS (17 / 32 / 150 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Nick Foles lack of production was greatly influenced by the poor pass blocking of his young offensive line. Foles was under constant pressure and his receivers did not gain quick separation. During the first series of the game on 3rd and 5, Foles panicked under pressure and dropped the football. The Rams fell behind by the middle of the first quarter and Foles was not able to overcome timing issues with his receivers. During the third series of the game on a 3rd and 5, Foles had to throw the ball away due to heavy pressure. Late in the second quarter, Foles overthrew Tavon Austin on a play action pass. Austin was open but Foles didn't have time to set his feet in the pocket. Early in the 3rd quarter, the Rams settled for a field goal after minimal gains on screen passes to Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham. After the Rams defense forced a fumble recovery, Foles threw the only Rams touchdown of the day. On a 2nd and 1 from the Redskins 39 yard line, Foles completed a perfectly thrown pass to Kenny Britt in the end zone. Britt outran two defenders and Foles dropped the pass right on target. This cut the Redskins lead to 17-10. The momentum was stopped on the next couple of Rams series with penalties and receivers not gaining separation. The Redskins put the game away on a seven minute scoring drive in the 4th quarter. The Rams picked up two short first downs on the next series with short passes to Jared Cook and Benny Cunningham. Cook was the first look on many of Foles passes throughout the afternoon.
2015 Week 1 vs SEA (18 / 27 / 297 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 11 / 1 rush)
Nick Foles managed a good game with only a couple of major mistakes. On the second series of the game, Foles drove the offense down the field with short passes to Jared Cook and Benny Cunningham. After a Tavon Austin rushing touchdown the offense was quiet the remainder of the first half. On the first series of the second half, Foles fumbled away the shotgun snap after the offensive line committed an illegal motion penalty. On the Rams next series, Foles completed a 16 yard play action pass to Stedman Bailey and a 29 yard play action pass to Jared Cook, who was tackled on the three yard line. Foles followed that play up with a play action bootleg pass option for a rushing touchdown. Foles scampered around the right side of the line for an easy touchdown. Later in the second half after Seattle tied the game at 24 points, Foles took a blind side hit in which he fumbled the ball. The Seattle defense scooped up the fumble for the defensive touchdown. Foles battled back the next series completing a 6 yard pass to Tavon Austin on a 3rd and 3. Later in that drive on a 3rd and 15, Foles found Kenny Britt coming across the field for a key 21 yard gain. With under a minute left in the game from the Seahawks 37 yard line, Foles connected with Lance Kendricks on a vertical route for a 37 yard touchdown reception. The Seahawks defender slipped allowing Kendricks to run into the end zone untouched. In overtime, Foles completed one perfectly placed 22 yard pass before the Rams kicked the game winning field goal.
Latest NewsRams | Nick Foles has guarantees remaining (Tue Nov 17, 10:12 AM) - St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles, who was recently benched, has $7.75 million guaranteed remaining on his deal. His 2016 roster bonus of $6 million became guaranteed Aug. 15. Our View: The Rams extended Foles earlier this year after getting him from the Eagles. That's looking like a mistake now as the team has benched Foles in favor of Case Keenum. We're not expecting a lot from Keenum, so don't be surprised if/when Foles gets his job back.
link to story Rams | Nick Foles does nothing again (Sun Nov 15, 09:53 PM) - St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles completed 17 of his 36 pass attempts for 200 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. link to story
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