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NFL Fines Nick Foles for Illegal Block in the Minnesota Vikings Game

December 20th, 2013 at 11:06 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles became the latest Eagles player to be fined by the NFL. Foles was fined $10,000 for an illegal hit on Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson.

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Foles' illegal hit was a "peel-back clip." A peel-back clip is a block where a player goes low towards the legs. In Foles' case, he went low and took Henderson out at the knees. The Eagles originally scored a touchdown on the play, a 15-yard touchdown by DeSean Jackson on a reverse. Because of the penalty called against Foles on the play, the touchdown was negated.

The NFL passed a new rule in the off-season that deemed the hit to be illegal. This came after Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a season-ending knee injury on October 8, 2012. The Texans were playing the New York Jets that day and Cushing was hit by Jets guard Matt Slauson. Cushing ended up suffering a torn ACL. You can see the video below to see what a peel-back block actually is.


Tags: Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

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