The Eagles will have to make due with QB Mark Sanchez as Nick Foles is expected to be sidelined for a while.
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Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Foles injured his left, non-throwing shoulder on the last play of the first quarter when he was sacked by Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus. Mark Sanchez, who played three quarters Sunday in his first regular-season appearance since 2012, will fill in for Foles. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers missed seven weeks last season with the same injury.
In 2013, with only 13 games played, Foles set numerous Eagles and NFL records for passing production – throwing 27 TDs with only 2 INTs and a 119.2 passer rating (3rd best in NFL history). His 8.5% touchdown rate, 9.1 yards/pass rate, and 14.2 yards/completion rate were all the best in the league that year as Foles led the Eagles to the NFC East division title and went to his first Pro Bowl.
QB Mark Sanchez has not started a game since 2012 and has a career TD:INT ratio of 70:71 including Sunday’s relief game against Houston.