I don't think you grasped what my point was at all, because I didn't imply anything about Denver and New Orleans being easy to beat. In fact, I specifically suggested they should be very successful most of the time, because they have two of the most efficient passers in the league. My point was that playing up-tempo doesn't automatically make you win games, even though it makes you score points. It's a good strategy if you are confident in your ability to be more efficient than your opponent in terms of points per possession (which Manning and Brees can do, Vick couldn't, and Foles apparently can), but if you've got an inefficient offense, then maximizing the number of possessions each team gets is going to make you fall behind, not build a lead. If playing aggressive and up-tempo was such a panacea for teams with lousy players, don't you think everyone would be doing it? I mean, it's not exactly a new concept. I'm not ready to call Foles an elite quarterback, and I don't have to. But there's little doubt that he played like a pretty good one over this short stretch against these particular defenses. Many elite QBs started that way, and many mediocre QB had elite-looking stretches that turned out to be short-lived. We'll see if he can sustain that level of success. You seem to want to put lots of words in my mouth that I don't believe and that don't follow logically from my argument at all. Should I get out of the way so you can keep arguing with your imagination? Foles had one of the best preseasons in the NFL as a rookie, and in the regular season he looked just fine outside of his second career start, against Washington's top 5 defense. I think Foles probably improved some after his rookie year and benefited from a weak schedule, and I don't think he's as good as his 119 QB rating suggests, but if he is, he certainly wouldn't be the first elite QB (if that's indeed what he turns out to be) who took more than two months to develop completely. Except when Andy Reid took a 2 and 14 team on the decline and took them to 11 and 5, right? Then results don't matter. Even if I trusted the opinions of a pack of Eagles fans, they would still be entirely irrelevant to the conversation. What the fans believe is inconsequential. I'm interested in what the evidence suggests.