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Despite Injury, Eagles' Nick Foles Will Start Sunday vs. Bears

The Chicago Bears will host an NFC Wild Card Round game against the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend at Soldier Field

Despite being injured in Sunday's win over the Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will start against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Foles would be good to go for Sunday's NFC Wild Card Round game at Soldier Field.

Foles suffered bruised ribs and failed to finish the team's game against the Redskins over the weekend. 

Over the last two seasons, Foles has excelled after Carson Wentz has gone down due to injury, throwing for 2,022 yards, 15 touchdowns, and just four interceptions in seven games (including playoffs).

The only loss the Eagles have that Foles has started in that stretch came in a meaningless Week 17 matchup against the Cowboys, where Foles only attempted 11 throws in a 6-0 loss at Lincoln Financial Field.

And he's got a fan in Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who worked with the quarterback in Kansas City.

"Nick is about as good of a human being as you’ll find," Nagy said Monday. "You want to talk about people that do things the right way, somebody that cares about others, somebody that just wants to play for the love of the game -and he was at a low point then.

"And I can still remember the day that Nick and I were in my car together when I picked him up from the airport, and he came over to my house and was seeing my kids and just living life, the things away from football," Nagy added. "And we got him back up, loving the game, and you see what he’s done last year and where he’s at now, and so I have tons of respect for him."

The Bears, who finished the season with a 12-4 record after beating the Minnesota Vikings, will welcome the reigning Super Bowl champions to the lakefront next week as they play in the wild card round for the first time in nearly 25 years. 

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The Eagles clinched their playoff spot by virtue of the Vikings' loss to the Bears and with a win over the Washington Redskins in their regular season finale. 

The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Dallas Cowboys in the other Wild Card Round game in the NFC. 

The Bears game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at 3:40 p.m. on NBC.

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