In partnership with the NFL in the UK

Watch NFL live


Eagles Lineman admits to not knowing who his Quarterback is

Published 1 Comments

Football News

The Philadelphia Eagles came away with a big win over the Houston Texans on Sunday but for them, it wasn't all good news.

The Eagles starting Quarterback Nick Foles left the game with a serious collarbone injury in the first half which meant that former New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez was called into action.

Sanchez shone in his impromptu performance and will now be handed many more since Foles has been ruled out for what appears will be the rest of the regular season.

Sanchez threw two touchdown passes and threw for 202 yards as he help to lead the Eagles to another win.

But one of the Eagles stars has admitted to not actually acknowledging the replacement Quarterback when he entered the game.


Sanchez hit a big play to Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin and as the Eagles players celebrated Left Tackle Jason Peters made a horrible discovery.

"I turned around to congratulate [Foles] and it was Sanchez. I didn't even know [Foles] was out until then." - Peters on his discovery

Granted Peters can be lost in the game but how he can not notice the man giving the play call in the huddle is a miraculous achievement.

Peters claimed to be looking for Foles once the Eagles offense got off the field but the Philadelphia starter had already been taken for an X-Ray.

Peters will be hoping to see the ball go deep down the field more often as Sanchez now takes over the role of starting Quarterback in Philadelphia.

Sanchez to head to the play-offs?

Sanchez now comes in and takes over the 6-2 team who many feel will make the play-offs this year.

According to a poll on ESPN, 58% of NFL fans feel the Eagles will make the post-season despite Foles going down.

It won't be an easy road to victory however as they still have to welcome the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks to Lincoln Financial Field.

They also face a road trip to the currently 6-3 Cowboys who are their closest divisional rival with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins both holding losing records and looking to be out of contention for the post-season early.

Houston Texans
Philadelphia Eagles

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again