The Eagles close-out the preseason this Thursday night at home against the New York Jets with a chance to go a perfect 4-0. Do not expect to see any of the Philly starters on the field as Andy Reid reserves this game as one final audition to fill-out the few spots left on his 53-man roster.
There are a couple of player battles raging-on especially on the defensive side of the ball and how they play against the Jets will give Reid one last opportunity to decide who stays and who goes. Another intriguing aspect of Thursday night's game will be the play of quarterback Nick Foles. The third-round pick has captured the imagination of the city with his unexpected play in place of a slightly nicked-up Michael Vick. Once thought of as a longshot to even make the team, the rookie from Arizona has worked his way to No.2 on depth chart. Foles is expected to play the first quarter against New York with Trent Edwards playing the final three.
Everyone is well aware that the chance that Vick starts all 16 regular-season games this season is probably slim at best. This means that Foles will need to step-in somewhere along the line when the bullets are flying around for real. The scary thought here is that his ability to play at the same level that he has played at in the preseason could ultimately determine how far the Eagles go this season.
The following is a link to my complete preview of Thursday night's game in an article that was previously posted on Doc's Sports Service as part of an ongoing series that will cover every Eagles' game this season.
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