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Tedy Bruschi says he loves the Eagles' defense against the Giants.
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Steve Young says Philadelphia doesn't need to change anything from a coaching perspective with Nick Foles replacing Carson Wentz at quarterback.
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Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld says Carson Wentz FaceTimed him right after Wentz's surgery to repair his torn ACL to talk about a new play he saw in an email.
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With Nick Foles taking over at QB, the metrics show that the Eagles are still strong favorites in each of their final three regular-season games.
Matt Rourke/Associated PressNick Foles said he is 100 percent confident in his ability to run the offense.

Nick Foles is ready to take over: "I love this city, I love this team and I love this organization. ... My job is to go out and lead."

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said.

"He's good to go," Pederson said.

Also Wednesday, quarterback Carson Wentz has surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Bradley, an orthopedic knee specialist based in Pittsburgh.

The Eagles officially put Wentz on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. Nick Foles will start for the Eagles (11-2) when they play the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Ertz missed the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams with his concussion, an injury he sustained during a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13. Trey Burton had his best game of the season in Ertz's absence, finishing with 5 receptions for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Rams. Tight end Brent Celek also had a touchdown reception.

Ertz leads the Eagles with 57 receptions and is tied with wide receiver Nelson Agholor


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2017 NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios

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A look at the playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 15 in the NFL.
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Phil Murphy, Treavor Scales and Emmanuel Acho hand pick their top performances by players of African heritage in Week 14 of the NFL.
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Stephen A. Smith breaks down why the Eagles should "strongly consider" grabbing Colin Kaepernick to backup QB Nick Foles.
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The Patriots suffered a Monday night letdown, and Carson Wentz tore his ACL, opening the door for the Steelers to claim the No. 1 spot. Check out how all 32 teams stacked up this week.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesNick Foles has a 20-16 career record as a starter, but he doesn't have the same running ability as Carson Wentz.

Losing Carson Wentz is a blow, but the Eagles think backup QB Nick Foles is more than up to the challenge of leading a Super Bowl charge.
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Philadelphia Eagles, 2017, NFL playoff racePhoto by Chris Williams/Icon SportswireThe Eagles are 11-2 and the 1-seed in the NFC -- for now. They'll be without star quarterback Carson Wentz the rest of the way.

I used to write that the NFL was overrated, and people got upset with me for it. This was in 2009, when I started covering the NFL for what was then called AOL FanHouse after covering baseball for newspapers for 14 years. Paying closer attention to the NFL than I had in years led me to wonder a little bit what the fuss was all about.

Sure, it could be great. But there were too many bad games, and even the good ones didn't seem to justify the froth into which fans of that time would work themselves over the NFL product. I concluded that the NFL, circa 2009, was basically a narcotic. People didn't even know why they needed it so much, only that they did. To suggest that there were underlying issues of quality was blasphemy, a position no one would even hear, let alone consider.

Fast-forward to 2017, and "I actually enjoy watching an NFL game" feels almost like a counterculture position (one with which I'm more comfortable, by the way). So much focus is on the off-field issues, the supposed decline in quality, the commissioner's handling of discipline, the officiating ... yeesh, do we pay too much attention to the officiating.


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Carson Wentz expressed confidence in Nick Foles on Monday night, saying in a video message that the quarterback will do an "amazing job" in place of him for the Philadelphia Eagles the rest of this season.

Wentz, who will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee Sunday, posted a video message on Twitter to address his injury.

"Obviously, it's been a rough day for me, personally, I'm not going to lie. I have a ton of faith in the Lord and in his plan but at the end of the day it's still been a tough one. And it will be tough on me for a little bit," he said.

He said he will rely on his faith and vowed that "this will not stop me going forward."

"I will come back stronger than ever, I will use this as motivation and then I will be attacking it, this whole process as I recover," he said.

The Eagles clinched the NFC East with their 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday as Foles helped Philadelphia rally from a fourth-quarter deficit.

"(Clinching the NFC East was) Step 1 of our goals this season and we're just continuing on from there," he said.

Wentz said he will be with the team to support them the rest of the season.

"I have the utmost confidence in Nick and the coaching staff that they will step up. We have been plagued with injuries all year long. It's just been the next-man-up mentality and that's going to continue. That's just going to continue.

"Nick's going to do an amazing job and lead this team now and I'm going to be there to support in whatever way I can," he said.


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With the news coming Monday that quarterback Carson Wentz is officially out for the season with a torn ACL, Las Vegas sportsbooks lengthened the Philadelphia Eagles' odds to win the Super Bowl, but kept them among the top contenders in the NFC.

Entering Week 14, the Eagles were 6-1 to win the Super Bowl and co-favorites in the NFC with the Minnesota Vikings at 5-2 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

With the Vikings losing to the Carolina Panthers, oddsmakers were planning to make the Eagles the solo favorites in the NFC. Instead, the Westgate installed Minnesota as the favorite in the NFC at +275. The Eagles are next at 7-2 (+350, followed by the New Orleans Saints at 9-2 (+450), the Rams at 11-2 (+550) and Falcons at 6-1. The Eagles moved down to 12-1 to win the Super Bowl.

The New England Patriots remain the consensus Super Bowl favorites and are 2-1 at the Westgate, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7-2.

Philadelphia kicked off the season as a 40-1 long shot to win the Super Bowl. At William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, only 3 percent of Super Bowl futures money is on the Eagles. The Oakland Raiders


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