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PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been named Philadelphias starter for the rest of the season. San Francisco Giants Shirts . Coach Chip Kelly made the announcement Tuesday as the team returned from its bye week and began preparations for the Arizona Cardinals (7-4) on Sunday. The Eagles (6-5) are tied for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. "Nick will be our starter," Kelly said. "And hopefully we get Mike (Vick) back through a full week of practice and hell be able to be the No. 2 guy." Foles, in his second season, replaced Vick, who re-injured his hamstring in a loss to the New York Giants on Oct. 27. The Eagles have saved their season after a rocky start and hes been the focal point. Foles has played in parts of seven games this season. In five starts, hes 4-1, and overall, he has thrown for 1,554 yards with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions. Whats more, hes thrown 199 passes, dating back to last season, without an interception. "I feel the same," Foles said. "Nothing has really changed. Im going to prepare the same way I always have." His quarterback rating of 128.0 is on pace to break the regular-season record of Green Bays Aaron Rodgers (122.5), set in 2011. Twice this season, Foles has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. On the flip side is Vick, who is still battling his way back, and was informed of the decision by Kelly Tuesday morning. "Chip is a straight-up guy," Foles said. "He came in and told me Im No. 1 and told Mike hes No. 2. Its not like in the movies where everyone sits down and theres tears." Last week during the teams bye, Vick said in a radio interview that as well as Foles was playing, he couldnt be taken out of the lineup. "Coach and I have always been on the same page right from the go," Vick said. "Ive been playing in this league a long time, its great to see a guy who I know can play have great success. "Its not disappointing at all. Im still a part of this organization, who took great care of me. One that has given me all the opportunities and possibilities I could ever imagine. As a competitor, you want to be out there, you want to play. But at the same time, you can only control what you can control. Nick has done a great job." Vick and Foles competed all through training camp last summer and the veteran won the job based off a better preseason. "I always believe you need to have one quarterback," Kelly said. "I dont think our guys are going into games worrying about if they make a mistake. I want our players to always play from a desire to excel, not a fear of failure. "The only thing Ive told Nick before we go into the games is go let it rip, dont worry about things." Wholesale Giants Jerseys .Y. -- Florida Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski finally has something to show for all the pain he went through in overcoming a string of injuries that kept him sidelined for much of the past two years. Fake Giants Jerseys .ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. .com) - Graeme McDowell opened up with a first- round, 5-under 67 on Thursday and he holds a 2-shot lead at the WGC - HSBC Champions.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Lawrence Timmons is in the midst of another Lawrence Timmons season. Steady. Occasionally spectacular. Largely unnoticed.He leads the Pittsburgh Steelers in tackles and has been one of the few constants on a unit ravaged by injury and inconsistency.In other words, its business as usual for the soft-spoken 28-year-old, even if that means another sublime season without a trip to the Pro Bowl.LT deserves all the credit, defensive end Cam Heyward said. This defence has been good for a very long time since hes been here. . So it was a shock when I got here that he never went to a Pro Bowl. He puts in the work, and hes successful on Sundays. Whats not to like about the guy?Timmons has 112 tackles, two sacks, six quarterback pressures and two pass breakups. He also has called all the defensive signals the past two seasons and hasnt missed a game since 2009.Hes probably one of the most underrated linebackers, cornerback Ike Taylor said. When teams game-plan for us, they do it for Troy and they do it for 94, because they know what (Timmons) brings to the table. When you talk about a throwback linebacker, youre talking about LT. Hes not afraid of contact. He initiates it. I know all about that, and Im glad hes on my team.Defensive co-ordinator Dick LeBeau has seen a lot of good players during some five decades in the NFL, and Timmons has to be among the most versatile. San Francisco Giants Gear. The Steelers ask him to rush the passer, cover running backs, tight ends and wideouts in pass coverage and knock down ball carriers.Ive said the last several years that he plays at a Pro Bowl-level, and I feel that hes doing that again, LeBeau said. Hes a very, very good player and does a lot of things for us. . I think he can go and play with any group of athletes and hold his own, whether its across the ocean over there in Hawaii or this Sunday where were going to need him.Timmons has been a calming presence during a season where there has been a lot of turnover at linebacker with injuries to Jarvis Jones, Ryan Shazier and James Harrison, though the starting group should be intact when the Steelers (8-5) visit the Atlanta Falcons (5-8) on Sunday.When you think about the Pittsburgh Steelers, you start with the linebackers, and hes been doing a great job in the middle for us for quite a while, strong safety Troy Polamalu said. Honestly, I dont think all the accolades matter to him. All that matters is that we win games and win some hardware.Notes: CB Ike Taylor (right forearm, shoulder) is doubtful for Atlanta. ... Harrison (knee) is questionable. ... C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and CB William Gay (quadricep) are probable.___AP NFL website: and ' ' '

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