Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip
Kelly has named Nick Foles the starting quarterback instead of Michael Vick.
Kelly named Foles the starter for at least Week 13 on Tuesday, as Vick is
expected to be ready to play after missing the last three games with a
Philadelphia enters Week 13 action tied atop the NFC East with the Dallas
Cowboys at 6-5. Foles has led the Eagles, who host the Arizona Cardinals on
Sunday, to three straight wins.
Foles has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,554 yards and 16
touchdowns with no interceptions in eight games (five starts) this season. The
second-year pro out of Arizona has also scored twice on the ground.
Vick began the season as the Eagles' starting signal-caller and in parts of
six games this season has completed 54.6 percent of his passes for 1,215 yards
with five touchdowns and three picks.
However, injuries have plagued Vick this season. He pulled his hamstring in
Week 5 against the New York Giants and missed the next two games. He came
back in Week 8 to face the Giants again, but aggravated his hamstring injury
and hasn't suited up since.
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