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Nick Foles will start vs. Chicago Bears

December 31, 2018 - 12:29 pm

By Eliot Shorr-Parks, 94WIP SportsRadio

PHILADELPHIA (94WIP SportsRadio) —  The quarterback that carried them into the playoffs will be there for them on Sunday as well. 

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced on Monday, one day after his team clinched the final Wild Card in the NFC, that quarterback Nick Foles will start this upcoming Sunday against the Chicago Bears. 

Foles suffered a chest injury on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, and although Pederson did not go into details on what the injury was, he did say Foles would likely practice this week once the team's on-field work begins on Thursday. 

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As for the backup spot, Pederson wouldn't completely rule out the idea that Carson Wentz could be the backup, but implied strongly that it would once again be Nate Sudfeld behind Foles. Pederson said Wentz would be re-evaluated next Monday, and would not rule out the idea that the could play at some point this postseason. When pressed to name Foles his starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, Pederson simply said there was no guarantee his team would win this Sunday. 

For Foles, this means he will go up against one of the best defensive lines in football with a chest injury. Foles made it clear after the game on Sunday night that the injury wouldn't keep him off the field against Chicago. 

“I will do everything I can to get back out there,” Foles said. “I want to get this thing going. I want to wear that jersey at one more time, and hopefully more.”

Although he wouldn’t say the two injuries were related, this is the second week in a row Foles has suffered some kind of injury in the chest. At best, it appears he will not enter next Sunday’s game against the Bears at 100%. 

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