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Doug Pederson will stick with Nick Foles as Eagles starter

The Philadelphia Eagles just about kept their playoff chances alive Sunday night. The feat was achieved with a huge 30-23 road win over the Los Angeles Rams.

This saw them roll without star quarterback Carson Wentz with backup Nick Foles help lead the way. It is something that the Eagles are once again counting on as head coach Doug Pederson has named Foles the starter for Week 16 action against the Houston Texans, while Wentz will not be headed to the season-ending injured reserve, according to ESPN.


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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Nick Foles will remain the team’s starting quarterback in Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

Pederson told reporters that the Eagles want to give the injured Carson Wentz another week to recover from his back injury and that they will not put Wentz on injured reserve yet.

Wentz missed Sunday’s game against the Rams due to a back fracture. The injury was confirmed after an MRI conducted last week. It is an injury that will not require surgery but will take around three months to completely heal. Despite that being the case, the Eagles are leaving out hope that Wentz could return to the field this season.


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Meanwhile, the Eagles are hoping that Foles can keep their playoff chances alive. As it stands, they enter Week 16 action just a game out of the final playoff spot. This puts a tremendous amount of importance on them being able to topple the red-hot Texans. Houston has won 10 out of their last 11 games played.

Foles is coming off a respectable performance against the Rams, where he completed 24-of-31 passes for 270 yards and an interception.

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