Nick Foles was never supposed to attempt 46 passes in his first NFL start.
Unfortunately for Fole and the Philadelphia Eagles, that's exactly what happened last week -- and it wasn't by design. Per Philly.com's Les Bowen, Philadelphia's offensive game plan was altered early in the game, when the Eagles fell behind 17-3 after the first half.
Marty Mornhinweg told Philly.com that failed third down plays were the key in the game -- and that he needs to do a better job calling plays for the rookie quarterback.
Foles, who will start again Monday with Michael Vick still sidelined by a concussion, threw third-down interceptions on his first two series, distorting the rest of the game. "I've got to do better. Third and longs with a rookie quarterback, you're always susceptible to those types of things," Mornhinweg said.
Foles finished the game 21-of-46 passing for 204 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Philadelphia's embarrassing 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Through two games, including a relief effort of the concussed Michael Vick, Foles has completed 43-of-78 passes for 423 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Foles has also fumbled four times, and has simply not played well this season.
Foles and the Eagles will look to turn the season around on Monday night, when the Eagles host the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.