After getting benched in favor of Case Keenum, Nick Foles is getting another chance to play. St. Louis Rams starting quarterback Case Keenum has not yet passed through the concussion protocol and head coach Jeff Fisher announced (as reported by St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat writer Jim Thomas) Foles would get the start at home against the Arizona Cardinals.
Foles was the starter for the Rams for the first nine games of the season, only to be benched in favor of Keenum. Keenum suffered a concussion in that start, although he was never taken out of the game. Foles started the next game for the Rams .
Foles has struggled mightily for the Rams, except for when he played in Arizona and the Rams defeated the Cardinals 24-22. In that game, he threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns. Since then, in six games, he has thrown for only two touchdowns and eight interceptions, including three picks without a touchdown last week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fisher said Keenum would either be inactive or he would be second string for the game this Sunday if he passes the concussion protocol.
Foles has had success in his career against Arizona. In three career starts, he is 2-1 against the Cardinals, has completed over 60 percent of his passes and has thrown for eight touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a passer rating of 96.5.
In his one career loss against the Cardinals last season, he still threw for over 400 yards, although he did throw his two career picks against them in that game.
The Rams have lost four straight games and have been a mess on offense. Foles has been part of the problem. But with the success he has had against the Cardinals, are you worried?