It's a great thing when the star of the game is the quarterback. Somehow, this was the first game of the season where that was the case. Nick Foles had struggled out of the gate the first two weeks, and he seemed a little rusty opening up against the Redskins. Thankfully, the third-year passer got his act together rather quickly, as he found rookie WR Jordan Matthews twice in the second quarter. Despite a patched up line, and getting knocked down every other play, he didn't take a single sack for the second straight week. Foles is the MVP of this game, no contest.
WR Jordan Matthews: 8 receptions 59 yards 2 TD
Jordan Matthews struggled the first two weeks, it was obvious. The Vanderbilt product dropped at least one catch in both games, and made zero impact. This week was different. The second-round pick scored the first two TD's of his NFL career, only five minutes apart. Clearly Foles and Matthews developed a great chemistry during this game, and it looks like he's a favorite option in goal-line situations as well. Expect big things from this duo in the future.
WR Jeremy Maclin: 8 receptions 154 yards 1 TD
While the Foles-Matthews express is something to look forward to, the Foles-Maclin connection is stronger than ever. Since returning from a year rehabbing a huge surgery, Maclin has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games. Only three weeks in to his 2014 campain, Maclin is just short of 300 yards and has 3 TDs. While DeSean Jackson stole all the attention on the day, Maclin wouldn't let him steal all the glory. No.18 had arguably his best game as he caught two clutch back-to-back passes late in the game, one ending in the pay-dirt. At this rate, the veteran receiver is well on pace to break the 1K receiving yards barrier for the first time in his career.