Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/12
When Michael Vick left last week's game with injury, rookie quarterback Nick Foles stepped in and almost sealed the deal for the Eagles against the Cowboys.Although he did not have the best numbers, he did show off his arm strength and natural ability as a passer. In what would turn out to be a rough outing for Foles and company, the Eagles dropped another big game against the division-rival Redskins.Foles did not have huge expectations coming into this game, and definitely did not impress in this loss to the up-and-down Redskins. Conversely, fellow rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had the best game of his career to date, going 14-15 for 200 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.Granted, no one expects Foles to be at the level of Griffin, especially in this, his first NFL start, compared to RG3's tenth. The difference between the quarterbacks in this game was night and day, and they were my hero and zero of the game.Hero: Robert Griffin IIIThe second-overall pick from this past April's draft has had several impressive performances this season, but none were quite as eye-popping as this. Not only did RG3 throw for four touchdowns, but two of which were 49 and 61-yard bombs to Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss respectively. Griffin's athletic ability shined through as he showed his quickness and evasion skills when flushed out of the pocket; there were countless times where he made Randall Cunningham-esque moves to avoid being sacked. Griffin rushed 12 times for 84 yards in addition to his 200 yards passing. It seems as though every time this guy takes the field, he gets better. While this season is most likely done for Washington, the RG3 era is just beginning. The future is bright for the Burgundy and Gold.Zero: Nick FolesThis may seem like I'm picking on him a bit, but it's hard to argue that Foles was the least impressive player on the field in this game. Yes, I understand that this was Foles' first start in the NFL, and he wasn't that high of a draft pick. I'm aware that he is still getting his bearings as an NFL player, but it has been weeks now that herds and mobs of Philadelphia fans have been calling for him, so to them I say "be careful what you wish for". Foles completed only 21-46 for 204 yards and two interceptions. He had better numbers last week against a much better Dallas defense, and in only about three quarters.The Redskins have allowed 20+ points in each game this season, and the Eagles couldn't even hit double-digits. Surely this isn't all Foles' fault, but he's the leader of this team for the foreseeable future, and I expected much better results from him.That being said, I do think Foles will have a good career in the NFL and is the quarterback of the future in Philly. It will take time for Foles to make the complete adjustment to life in the league, and this was just a rough start. 
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