FOLES WILL QUARTERBACK EAGLES NEXT SUNDAY AGAINST TEXANS

By Sally Fahey

Nick Foles will be under center for the Eagles next Sunday at the Linc when they play the Houston Texans.

Coach Doug Pederson told reporters today 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.

Foles, last season’s Super Bowl MVP, led the Birds to an upset 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams last night.

He finished 24-of-31 for 270 yards and an interception, guiding the Eagles to the 30-point mark for just the second time all season.

Though Foles didn’t find the end zone, he hit wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on eight passes for 160 yards.

The defending champs still have life at 7-7. Their chances of making the playoffs jumped to 29 percent, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index projections. A loss would have dropped those odds to 5 percent.

Wentz has a stress fracture in his back that could take three months to recover from, according to Pederson, but he hasn’t been ruled out for the season.

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