Eagles fans have been on quite the emotional ride on Sunday.
For starters, the Eagles needed to win at the Redskins and get help from the Bears only to have to play the Bears the next week in the playoffs. That played out with the Eagles comfortably beating the Redskins 24-0 and the Bears eventually getting some separation and eliminating the Vikings with a 24-10 win in Minnesota.
The nervy part for Eagles fans occurred when quarterback Nick Foles, last year's Super Bowl MVP, picked up an injury in the fourth quarter. He did not return.
#Eagles Injury Update: QB Nick Foles (chest) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2018
News of Foles' injury, especially after starting QB Carson Wentz was already out with a back injury, was sure to give Eagles fans a different kind of chest pains.
An update from Adam Schefter said that Foles has bruised ribs.
Eagles believe QB Nick Foles has bruised ribs and they think he’s OK, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018
That makes it sound like Foles will play at the Bears in the Wild Card round, but his status will surely be a storyline throughout the week and could be a factor during the game even if he plays.
Eagles are planning more tests for Nick Foles ribs/chest tomorrow. Was in a lot of pain going into x-rays but hoping just a bruise and can play in playoffs— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 31, 2018
Foles rallied the Eagles to three straight wins just to get in the playoffs and tied an NFL record with 25 straight completions in the win against the Redskins.
Former Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld replaced Foles and threw his first career touchdown to further put the game out of reach. Still, a third-string quarterback against the Bears defense would not be a great recipe for success if Foles is limited or unable to play.