Eagles QB Foles will start against Raiders

Foles expected to start Sunday vs. Raiders

Eagles QB Foles will start against Raiders
October 30, 2013, 8:45 am
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Nick Foles this season: 52 of 90 passing for 622 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. (AP)

Programming note: Watch Wednesday’s Raiders press conference with Dennis Allen and Terrelle Pryor streaming live online right here at 1:10pm

Quarterback Nick Foles will start against the Raiders on Sunday. Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly made that announcement on Wednesday, a day after the backup quarterback was cleared to practice following a concussion suffered Oct. 20 against Dallas.

Kelly also formally ruled starter Michael Vick out of Sunday’s game, although he was previously doubtful after re-aggravating a hamstring injury on Sunday.

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Foles has played in five games and made two starts. He’s 52-for-90 passing for 622 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. He was unstoppable in a start against Tampa Bay, where he had a 133 quarterback rating. He played terribly the next week against Dallas. Foles completed 38 percent of his passes and was sacked three times.

A day after saying Foles and rookie Matt Barkley -- forced into action that past two weeks despite little on-field prep -- would split first-team reps, Kelly said Foles would take them while preparing for the Raiders.