Nick Foles engineers game-winning touchdown for Philadelphia Eagles

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Nick Foles: Philadelphia's hero as they left it late to topple Tampa Bay on the road

Nick Foles: Philadelphia's hero as they left it late to topple Tampa Bay on the road

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The Philadelphia Eagles left it late to end their eight-game losing streak, a touchdown as time expired clinching a 23-21 triumph over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Nick Foles found Jeremy Maclin from one yard away as the clock ran out to complete a superb comeback for the Eagles, who had trailed by as many as 11 with four minutes to play.

Quarterback Foles began the recovery mission with an 11-yard TD to Clay Harbour before engineering a late drive that made for a nail-biting climax.

The rookie completed 32 of 51 passes for 381 yards in total in his fourth start in place of the injured Michael Vick.

He set up the game-winning touchdown with a 22-yard completion to Jason Avant on fourth-and-5 at the one-yard line. The Eagles then rushed up to spike the ball, giving them one play for the victory. It was all they needed.

The Bucs had appeared on course to move to 7-6 for the season when they overturned an early 10-point deficit to lead 21-10 in the fourth quarter.

Josh Freeman threw touchdown passes of one and 13 yards respectively to receivers Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson, while Doug Martin also found the end zone on a four-yard run.

Rookie tail-back Martin rushed for 128 yards, the fourth 100-yard game of his career already, on 28 carries.

The Eagles had led by 10 at half time thanks to a 28-yard field goal from Alex Henery and a 10-yard touchdown run from Foles, who finished up as Philadelphia's leading rusher on the day.

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