Philadelphia Eagles fans can breathe a little easier now. Per Doug Pederson, Nick Foles is clear, and he will start in Sunday’s Wildcard Playoff game.
Fortunately, for Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles, and their fans, head coach Doug Pederson‘s Monday morning presser wasn’t to give his final thoughts on a disappointing end to a frustrating season. Philly earned a Wildcard berth with their victory over the Washington Redskins and with the Minnesota Vikings loss.
Now ‘The Birds’ will travel to the ‘Windy City’ to take on the champions of the NFC North, the Chicago Bears, at Soldier Field.
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It didn’t take long, not even ten seconds to confirm what most of us already believed to be true. The first question? ‘Who starts on Sunday’? The answer was equally as succinct, if not even more so, ‘Nick’.
Well, that just about settles that. Doesn’t it?
After a crushing loss in Arlington, we learned shortly thereafter that the Eagles would, again, have to complete the regular season with their franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, standing on the sideline.
In his absence, Foles has gone 3-0, and the hope is now that he can take Philly on yet another magical run through the postseason.
It won’t be easy. This time around, the Eagles will have to play an extra game to get to the Super Bowl, and they won’t have home-field advantage.
We’ve learned something about ‘Saint Nick’ though. Really the entire league has. If he’s in the lineup, ‘The Birds’ have a shot.
He just can’t take any more helmets in the chest. That’s got to get fixed quickly.