Foles, Eagles make NFL history with win over Redskins

Just call them the Cardiac Birds.

On Sunday, the Eagles rallied from an early deficit to narrowly defeat the rival Redskins, 37-34, at Lincoln Financial Field. For the third week in a row, Philadelphia battled back from a 10-plus point deficit. For the third week in a row, they escaped with the W.

Not good for a fan’s blood pressure. Good enough for the record books.

With Eagles running back LeSean McCoy bottled up, quarterback Nick Foles put the team on his shoulders, completing 27-of-41 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

He, too, re-wrote history.

In Weeks 1 and 2, the Eagles defeated the Jaguars and Colts, respectively, after falling behind by 17 points. They’ve scored 101 points — 33.7 points-per-game, which ranks second in the NFL — during their wild stretch.

Foles, the victim of a Redskins’ cheap shot that ignited a major brawl, leads the league in passing with 978 yards.

(Photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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