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Eagles Week 11 Storylines: Foles' starting debut

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

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Eagles Week 11 Storylines: Foles' starting debut

November 14, 2012, 10:45 am

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Here are three developing storylines as the Eagles prepare for their Week 11 matchup with the Washington Redskins:

Footsteps for Foles
Rookie Nick Foles will have his NFL starting debut in Week 11 of the season against the Redskins. For those convinced that Foles is the franchise QB that the Eagles have been seeking since trading away Donovan McNabb, take delight in this parallel: McNabb made his first NFL start against the Redskins in Game 10 of the 1999 season. The Eagles won, 35-28.

Porous against Morris?
The Eagles were so bad against the run in the first quarter against Dallas they made Felix Jones look like Maurice Jones-Drew. The Cowboys, who fielded a bottom-five rushing attack, ran for 80 yards on 14 first-half carries until the Eagles showed up in the second half. The Eagles now must confront the NFL’s second-ranked rushing attack and rookie halfback Alfred Morris. Hopefully, the Birds don’t make him look like Joe Morris.

On guard
Danny Watkins is closer to making his return to right guard. Three games ago, Watkins was one of the fall guys for the offensive line’s problems. But after three Dennis Kelly starts at right guard, Watkins is suddenly looking like a pretty good option to have.

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