Eagles confirm Nick Foles will start on Sunday

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was hopeful after Sunday’s win over Washington that his injured ribs wouldn’t stop him from playing against the Bears next weekend, but added he was going for more tests on Monday.

A report about Monday’s test results indicated he’d be good to go and head coach Doug Pederson confirmed as much at his press conference a short time later. Pederson said “everything was good” with Foles’ tests and that the quarterback is “feeling good” as the week of preparation for the Bears gets underway.

Pederson said he didn’t anticipate a need to change Foles’ practice routine, but that the team would do so if necessary when they get on the field later this week.

Pederson was asked about Carson Wentz‘s status and said there was no update, which means Nate Sudfeld should be backing up Foles again in Chicago.

69 responses to “Eagles confirm Nick Foles will start on Sunday

  1. I haven’t gotten goose bumps like that since it was announced that Daniel LaRusso was going to fight!

    I have the tune from the Karate Kid in my head. The one before Nick Foles er I mean Daniel LaRusso gives Johnny some of that Crane Action!

    Go Nick Foles and Go Philadelphia Eagles!

  2. Don’t even bother bringing out the Crisco to grease the lamp posts. Iggles backed into the playoffs thanks to the Bears and now will be sent out of the playoffs thanks to the Bears.

  3. jman967 says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    Foles is going to go on another tear and beat the Chiefs in the SB.
    Philly will burn down and they will trade Wentz.

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    Philly didnt burn down last year. It was a rather civil celebration except for the horse punch thing from one out of town knucklehead. Your impression of Philly fans is disappointing. Its the best crowd to be in.

  4. jman967 says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    Foles is going to go on another tear and beat the Chiefs in the SB.
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    They won’t beat Bears. They got blown out by the Saints, and they can’t hang with the Chiefs.

  5. What if Wentz becomes healthy and they’re in the divisional round of the playoffs… Do they start Wentz?

  6. Last year was an accident, the pure definition of outlier. Glad you had your fun, but it’s going to be awhile until Eagles win the tournament again. This year they’re the weakest team and just taking up space. Most Philly fans don’t even realize that they would have lost the super bowl if Wentz started.

  7. To everyone saying they won’t beat the Bears or Saints… You would of said the same thing for the Rams and Texans who the Eagles DESTROYED before taking their foot off the pedal.

    You are underestimating this Foles-led Eagles team and its gonna make you look stupid lol.

  8. Eagles will be done after Sunday. Bears defense is just a little better than Washington’s. Should be fun to watch.

  9. The Bears chose the Eagles as their first round opponent for a reason and Sunday you will see why. That secondary has had too many injuries. They can’t cover the Bears or anyone’s WR’s.

  10. iwaswhitecastleisafoodgroup says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Nick, meet Khalil. Khalil, meet Nick’s rib cage.
    ……………………………………….
    Khalil , meet Lane Johnson ( and Jason Peters ).

  11. I dont see another Eagles run, but if it were to happen I honestly dont know what the Eagles do in the off-season. I cant see them guaranteeing Foles that 20 mil…but with Wentz being Wentz, who knows. I would probably exercise the 20 mill option ONLY because Wentz is still cheap going into year 4 of his rookie deal.

  12. Whatever magic foles has will end when they play the Bears and lose.
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    The Eagles is one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. If I were Matt Naggy, I would have lost yesterday just to play that poor excuse of a team called the Vikings instead of the Eagles. I would not be surprised if the Eagles beat the Bears.

  13. winged warrior says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm
    iwaswhitecastleisafoodgroup says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Nick, meet Khalil. Khalil, meet Nick’s rib cage.
    ……………………………………….
    Khalil , meet Lane Johnson ( and Jason Peters ).
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    Sure, double team him. Nick gets to meet Hicks, Goldman, Floyd, Smith … I can go on.

    Seriously though it should be a fun game to watch.

  14. The Eagles look much different since Nick Foles started playing QB. The entire team seems to have found their groove. The game between them and the Bears will be like a heavyweight boxing match. I give the Eagles the edge because Foles is a more experienced QB than Trubisky. It’s been a big surprise to see how accurate Foles is when he throws long balls.

  15. Hope Foles’ agent is in the ear of the Eagles front office to add-back the $1Mil “incentive” that Foles lost out on… without Foles the Eagles would be at home.

  16. can spin it any way you want but fact remains Eagles have a HUGE advantage at the most important position on the field

  17. The Bears love this decision. Foles will have broken ribs and will be out by half time. Then the Bears will feast on Sudfeld. And then they’ll get to end Carson Yutz’s career.

    And the Philthy team will have only one Snoopy Bowl.

  18. Let’s say for argument that they win the SB again.
    How could you not let the QB with 2 wins off of the freakin bench not into the HoF?

    The #s themselves don’t merit it, but talk about clutch if he does it. Rising to the occasion should count for something.

  19. Wonder if this new staff likes to hide the diagnosis of what is really wrong with Foles. Head medical staff stepped down after being the healthiest team? So much for the ‘health’of players

  20. Hate to break it to all you Mack fans. Dude is a stud.

    Lane Johnson however is quite a formidable OT. You may want to check his stats for sacks given up against premier DL in the league this year.

    I’ll save you the trouble ——- zero.

  21. And if they want to change him around like they do when he can’t beat the guy across from him…. oh Jason Peters will be waiting.

    Good luck to the bears. You had a great season.

  22. Quite a quandary. Foles is the better quarterback. He, though, is what he is going to be. A good quarterback. A little old to build a franchise around. But better than Wentz. Wentz was first round pick. Wentz is young. It is a hard reality that Wentz must change his style of play. Quandary, his style of play separates Wentz from being just average. Sadly, I believe that Wentz will have a modest career marred by injuries

  23. ackattack22 says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    Don’t even bother bringing out the Crisco to grease the lamp posts. Iggles backed into the playoffs thanks to the Bears and now will be sent out of the playoffs thanks to the Bears.
    **********
    If winning 5 of your last 6 is backing into the playoffs I’d say you need to learn what you’re talking about. Love you Bears fans coming here and talking trash. Underdogs again, just where the Eagles want to be…

  24. eaglesmaina says:
    December 31, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hate to break it to all you Mack fans. Dude is a stud.

    Lane Johnson however is quite a formidable OT. You may want to check his stats for sacks given up against premier DL in the league this year.

    I’ll save you the trouble ——- zero.
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    Just means Lane is due for another PED test.

  25. jman967 says:
    December 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    Foles is going to go on another tear and beat the Chiefs in the SB.

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    Dude – Philly lost to Dallas twice. TWICE.

    No way they sniff the SB, Foles or not.

  26. killerquails says:
    December 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Sadly, I believe that Wentz will have a modest career marred by injuries

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    Wentz is Sam Bradford 2.0 – really good when healthy, 2/3 of each season.

  27. Pederson vs. Nagy is a match up that should be one for the history books.
    I don’t doubt the Eagles, not for one second. I don’t see why you need to get so defensive, people have been doubting the Bears all season on a weekly basis. Get ready for a very loud and pumped up crowd at Soldier Field (and an air raid siren when you have the ball.) I think this is the best match up in the NFC this post season and is going to be a crazy game.

    GO Bears!!

  28. Wow – i think the Bears win, but isn’t it funny how quiet Bears have been, then suddenly, they improve after years of mediocrity, and SOME (not all ) fans yap such classless, violent rhetoric.

    Win something, Chicago, then run your mouth.

  29. I was going to say Philadelphia is Seattle 2.0, but wait ……first you have to get back to the super bowl. Another 1 year dynasty

  30. Wow kind of surprised of all the smack talking form the Bears fans, your last playoff game was in 2011? You guys sound like all the Viking fans last year and we all know how that went. Good luck Sunday but I don’t see the Bears winning, good D but average O. Go Eagles!

  31. I have no team to root for until a team moves to San Diego, so I will be as objective as I can be. I don’t think a team will ever move to San Diego.

    In any case, I like the Eagles chances. They have a great deal of confidence. Sometimes confidence can be enough to push the team over the top.

    I don’t think the Chargers or the Chiefs are going to go very far. When it matters most, they turtle and underachieve. The Chargers in particular crack under pressure.

  32. Didn’t get to post after my team got pounded by the Bears yesterday — so congrats to the Eagles and Bears for making the playoffs — both are well-deserved playoff participants. Should be a good game this weekend.

  33. Read a lot of the same crap last year from the same trolls.

    Not one of you wants to face the birds. And if backing into the playoffs is beating the Rams in LA, the. The Texans, the. The Redskins with those defenses ….. I’ll take it chumps.

  34. Yesterday Trubisky looked as good as Foles ever has. The Bear’s will face a much better team this Sunday, so I expect it to be a dogfight.
    Philly will be seeing the best defense in the league, and Chicago won’t have a pitiful offensive line to feast on, or a QB that folds under pressure.
    As so often happens in the playoffs, ball security will be Paramount.
    Edge goes to the Bear’s at home.

  35. And here comes all the Eagle hate again. But it’s fine it’s always easier to be the underdog anyway.

    Let’s go Foles, show em how it’s done AGAIN.

  36. Whenever you see Chip Kelly say/do anything regarding football, always remember he was genius who traded Nick Foles for Sam Bradford.

    Traded Nick Foles and two sweet picks for Sam Bradford and a lame pick.

    When Chip was coach of the Eagles he did this. Again, for Sam Bradford.

    #NeverForget

  37. I get it with the Eagles can’t beat the Bears comments, the Bears have a dominating great defense. What about the Bears offense make you think they will score enough points to win. I think the Eagle D is good enough to keep the Bears under 20. 21 from the Eagles offense is doable. I like the Eagles chances in a great game

  38. I like Nick Foles, but I dont think the Eagles deserve anything after Pederson went out of his way to minimize Foles accomplishments after the superbowl. Literally the day after the superbowl, Pederson was talking about how the Team belongs to Wentz, and they would have won the Superbowl with Wentz or Foles. Then Wentz proposed to his wife right after the superbowl, like he did something.

    Foles carried the Eagles on his back through the playoffs and superbowl, only to be benched as soon as Wentz was available.

  39. Eagles are the only playoff team with an overall schedule of plus .500. They’ve won 5 of the last 6 and since week 11, have the best record in the NFL. With the schedule they had, they certainly didn’t back in.

  40. Nick Foles don’t hurt yourself the Raiders will be calling come free agency. It’s payday well deserved

  41. Nick Foles is a good quarterback. The team around him responds to him, and he makes accurate throws. Do not count him out.

    Last year he came off the bench and won the Super Bowl, as if by magic. Who’s to say it won’t happen again? It might if the team around him believes in magic, and they do.

    The Eagles are a very dangerous team for any opponent in the playoffs.

  42. “They won’t beat Bears. They got blown out by the Saints, and they can’t hang with the Chiefs.”

    I think they have a decent chance of beating the Bears but I have to agree that they can’t handle the Saints or the Chiefs. Those teams have too much firepower that the Eagles can’t match.

  43. delgriffth, the only reason the Eagles are in is because of the Bears. They did not control their own destiny. The also beat a Redskins team that is decimated by injuries. The Eagles beat the Rams. The Bears dominated the Rams. Your team is injury plagued and you have no defense.

  44. eaglesmaina says:
    December 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    “And if they want to change him around like they do when he can’t beat the guy across from him…. oh Jason Peters will be waiting.

    Good luck to the bears. You had a great season”

    Mack can beat any OL in the league. Only way to beat Bears pass rush is to get the ball out quick. So you think Mack won’t get a sack? Lol.

    It’s funny you think the injury-plagued Eagles led by Foles are gonna have a huge game against a dominant defense in Chicago? Get real. Eagles really did fall into the playoffs.

    P.S. you have no defense and Alshon will get shut down.

  45. It’s funny hearing Eagles fans argue against winning…by wanting Wentz to be the starter…newsflash: 2017 Wentz is gone…and he ain’t coming back…

  46. Stop with the “1 year dynasty” crap that no Eagles fans ever said on here. And the “gifted or free TD’s”
    Legit SB win so stop being salty. Looking forward to a great game on Sunday. Eagles neutralized Donald so hope they can do the same with Mack.

  47. You’ve got to wonder exactly what motivates these Eagles haters to post here? Bitterness, definitely. Jealousy, probably. Fear. most likely. Keep reassuring yourselves, whatever it takes for you all to deal with your fear. Trubisky scares no one. Your receivers scare no one. Your running backs are middle of the pack, as are the Eagles. We have the experience, we have the momentum, and we have as good a front 7 as the Bears do. The only advantage is in the secondary, but then they’ve beaten Josh Norman, Aqib Talib, Jalen Ramsey, and others this year. The Eagles have won 5 of 6 to end the season with 4th string CB’s and a rookie safety. Never underestimate the Eagles and last season should’ve made that apparent.

  48. jfmod says:
    December 31, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Wow – i think the Bears win, but isn’t it funny how quiet Bears have been, then suddenly, they improve after years of mediocrity, and SOME (not all ) fans yap such classless, violent rhetoric.

    Win something, Chicago, then run your mouth.

    REALLY…… bears league champs 9, superbowl 1, conference champs 4, division champs 21, CUBS….
    world series champs 3, NL pennants 17, div titles 5, BULLS….. champs 6, conference 6, div 9, blackhawks…… Stanley cups 6, con 4, President trophy 2, div titles 16, SOX…..champs 3 AL Penn 6, div titles 3… I think Chicago knows how to win just fine buddy

  49. Dr. Frankenputz says:
    January 1, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    You’ve got to wonder exactly what motivates these Eagles haters to post here? Bitterness, definitely. Jealousy, probably. Fear. most likely. Keep reassuring yourselves, whatever it takes for you all to deal with your fear. Trubisky scares no one. Your receivers scare no one. Your running backs are middle of the pack, as are the Eagles. We have the experience, we have the momentum, and we have as good a front 7 as the Bears do. The only advantage is in the secondary, but then they’ve beaten Josh Norman, Aqib Talib, Jalen Ramsey, and others this year. The Eagles have won 5 of 6 to end the season with 4th string CB’s and a rookie safety. Never underestimate the Eagles and last season should’ve made that apparent. And the bears have won their final 9 of 10 so what. Anybody can win any giving Sunday doesn’t matter how good THE team is don’t ever forget that.

  50. I can’t wait to come back here after the game win or lose let’s see who does. Everybody talks so much crap then never come back to the post to say anything.

  51. eaglesmaina…

    Or the fact that Khalil Mack got obliterated by Lane last year. Easily the worst game of his career.

  52. My best guess is that if the Bears lose at all – in this game or moving forward – it will be because of a Special Teams blunder (kicking game, allowing a return, etc.)

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