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Giants aren’t overlooking former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles

The Giants are dealing with a third-string quarterback in a win-and-in playoff state of affairs.

The Giants are dealing with a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback in a win-and-in playoff state of affairs.

Both statements might be — and are — true. Even although they paint very totally different footage.

The Colts are sticking with Nick Foles as their starter Sunday towards the Giants regardless of managing simply three factors, failing to transform any of 10 third-down makes an attempt and accumulating seven sacks and three interceptions whereas passing for 143 yards in Monday’s loss to the Chargers. Those numbers are indicative of what you may count on from a third-stringer, however Foles instructions extra respect than most counterparts across the league due to his background.

“We all know what Nick Foles is capable of and you have to be prepared for that,” security Julian Love mentioned. “He’s a guy who’s been there, who has accomplished great things. He’s a guy you can’t sleep on, quite frankly. He has experience that you need to be on your ‘A’ game, for sure.”

Nick Foles
Nick Foles
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Foles is greatest referred to as the MVP of Super Bowl LII, when he outdueled Tom Brady with 373 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and a receiving landing on the often-imitated “Philly Special.” He is 3-3 with eight touchdowns and two interceptions and a 102.7 quarterback ranking in six career begins towards the Giants.

Because Colts-Chargers was on “Monday Night Football,” Giants gamers had a chance to get a jump-start on watching Foles’ first begin of the season on the finish of their time off earlier than diving into the movie Tuesday.

“I watched it at home with my wife like it was a normal game,” Love mentioned. “Didn’t really try to overanalyze it because we have time to do that. I just wanted to get a feel for kind of how they were playing.”

Not properly.

The Colts have lost 5 straight underneath interim head coach Jeff Saturday. Matt Ryan has been benched twice — as soon as for Sam Ehlinger earlier than head coach Frank Reich was fired and now by Saturday for Foles.

“I don’t think making another change is going to spark it,” Saturday mentioned.


The Steelers signed ILB Tae Crowder off of the Giants apply squad. The former “Mr. Irrelevant” draft choose began eight video games earlier this season however was benched for rookie Micah McFadden and finally minimize to make room for Landon Collins, earlier than re-signing to the apply squad.

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