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Eagles QB Nick Foles not as efficient as a year ago, but Philly still winning

  • FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) dives in for a two-yard touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Indy's 0-2 start seems distant after four straight wins to give the defending division champs the inside track to another division crown.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) dives in for a two-yard touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Indy's 0-2 start seems distant after four straight wins to give the defending division champs the inside track to another division crown. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • 10ThingstoSeeSports - Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, right, knocks the ball loose from St. Louis Rams' Austin Davis (9) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia recovered the fumble and scored on the play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    10ThingstoSeeSports - Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, right, knocks the ball loose from St. Louis Rams' Austin Davis (9) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia recovered the fumble and scored on the play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Foles may not be having the same type of season he had a year ago, but the Eagles are winning and that's all that matters.

In 2013 he threw 27 touchdown passes with just two interceptions for a league-leading quarterback rating of 119.2. This year he has eight turnovers — five interceptions and three fumbles — and an 82.5 quarterback rating.

Foles' teammates, especially wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, and coaches have defended the quarterback's play this season by pointing out the Eagles have only lost once in five games.

Since he became the full-time starter in the middle of the 2013 season, when he replaced an injured Mike Vick and then kept the job, Foles' record is 12-3.