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Nick Foles got injured a week before the Eagles play the Bears in the playoffs

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Nick Foles got injured a week before the Eagles play the Bears in the playoffs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

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Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan are back with their training camp preview of the Bears' defense, looking at if it's fair to expect this group to take a step back without Vic Fangio (2:00) or if it's possible to repeat as the league's No. 1 defense (10:00). Plus, the guys look at which players the Bears need to improve to remain one of the NFL's best defenses (15:15), debate if Leonard Floyd can be better (20:00) and look at the future of the defense as a salary cap crunch looms after 2019 (25:00). 

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: 

NFL.com apparently thinks that Matt Nagy is a very average head coach

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NFL.com apparently thinks that Matt Nagy is a very average head coach

NFL.com recently ranked all of the league's head coaches, because the football season may end but creating content never will. 

The top tier consists of all the usual suspects ... except for the guy that literally won the league's award for best coach last season

Matt Nagy came in at 14 on this list, and not even the highest-ranked NFC North coach. The reasoning is a tad suspect; here's what they had to say

Matt Nagy more than delivered in his first year as the Bears' head coach, taking Chicago to the postseason for the first time since the 2010 season. What's interesting about Nagy is that his side of the ball is offense, and prior to getting hired by the Bears, he was known for his work with quarterbacks in Kansas City. Yet, it was Vic Fangio's defense that did most of the heavy lifting to get Chicago to the playoffs. A head coach does much more than run one side of the ball, though. In fact, some of them don't do that at all. They run the office, in some respects. Nagy clearly set a tone in the building, so to speak, which should not be taken lightly. Nor should Nagy's work with Mitch Trubisky, who showed improvement from Year 1 to Year 2. Why is Reich ahead of Rivera but not Nagy? Well, Nagy has yet to achieve postseason success and had stronger personnel than Reich did in 2018.

Is this fair? Probably not! But is this important? Definitely not! Still - give your incumbent COY some more love, NFL. Club Dub! Yelling boom! The visors!