Foles has been great for Eagles

Super Bowl LII Betting: Nick Foles has been Great for Eagles 1/25/18

Even though his career and his play up until the NFC Championship Game has mostly been panned, Nick Foles has actually been excellent for the Eagles.

How good has Foles been? He is 19-11 in his career as an Eagles starter, which includes playoffs. That's good for a .633 win percentage. Donovan McNabb, meanwhile, owns a .642 winning percentage and is the only Eagles quarterback in the Super Bowl era with a better win percentage than Foles (minimum of 10 starts).

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Foles has started 30 games with the Eagles' including postseason. Carson Wentz has started 29 and the two are near identical in their performance. Wentz was 18-11 as a starter, completed 62% of his passes, and owns a 49:21 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Foles, meanwhile, is 19-11 as a starter for the Eagles, completed 62% of his passes and threw for 52 touchdown passes compared to 18 interceptions.

How has Foles fared in his three postseason games with the Eagles? in those three playoff starts, he has turned the ball over zero times. He completed 75% of his passes and in his lone loss, led a go-ahead 77-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter on his final possession. The problem is that Drew Brees was on the other side and the Saints kicked a game-winning field goal in response.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Eagles are 5-point underdogs to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48 points. As of this writing, 59% of betting tickets wagered online for this game are on the Eagles to cover the spread.

 

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