With the game tied at 14 in the fourth quarter, Deion Sanders thought about pulling Nick Foles from the Pro Bowl.
“Offensively, I know drafting young quarterbacks it was gonna be a dilemma,” Sanders said during a TV interview on NBC. “But I know I have [Andrew] Luck. And he’s with his scheme. So if we have to go back to Luck, we gotta go back to Luck.”
Ultimately, Sanders decided to stick with Foles, and the Eagles’ signal-caller rewarded him by engineering a five-play, 57-yard drive to give his team the lead. Foles delivered a beautiful ball to Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown down the right sideline for 39 yards. He then found Browns tight end Jordan Cameron for a 12-yard TD.
Overall, Foles went 7-for-10 for 89 yards and a touchdown in the losing effort. He earned Offensive MVP honors, which meant a new GMC Denali.
“It’s kind of surreal to be standing here with the MVP,” Foles said, per the team’s Web site. “All of the guys did a great job. I’m just glad to be here representing the Philadelphia Eagles and all of my teammates.”
In other Eagles news, DeSean Jackson hauled in a 36-yard touchdown from Andrew Luck in between defenders in the first quarter.
LeSean McCoy ran three times for 14 yards, but reportedly left the game with an ankle injury.
And Evan Mathis was the fourth Eagles representative. He and McCoy were on Team Rice, while Jackson and Foles played for Team Sanders.
— Evan Mathis (@EvanMathis69) January 27, 2014