Even the Philadelphia Eagles have the rest they needed Sunday, since the Chicago Bears conquer the Minnesota Vikings 24-10. That, coupled with their 24-0 win on the Washington Redskins, gave the Eagles the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC.
It sets a wildcard matchup between the Eagles and the team which gave them a help, the third-seeded Bears, in Chicago.
“I meanthere is a lot of excitement, a lot of jubilation from the locker room, and I just told the people,’Congratulations, we’re at the postseason,”'” Eagles trainer Doug Pederson said. “they told me ‘You set outside to get yourself into the tournament.’ They will have done that and we simply got another opportunity .”
Foles said that he is sore and that Monday will be a”big day,” since he’s set to undergo further testing.
“I’m optimistic,” Foles said of the chances of playing week. “I believe as we’ll get this item situated, and my goal is always to stand available and play.”
Foles was red hot since overtaking for Carson Wentz, that was diagnosed with a stress fracture on his trunk in Week 15.
That sexy streak continued against Washington before Foles was sidelined. He completed 25 sequential moves, tying a marker shared by Philip Rivers and also Ryan Tannehill for many consecutive completions in NFL history.
Wentz remains on the active roster, so enabling the possibility that he plays again this season.
Philly’s defense ensured that the match was never close. It yielded only 8-9 total yards and constrained Josh Johnson to 12-of-27 passing. Washington went 0-for-9 on down. The Eagles dominated time of possession 43:19 to 16:41.
It felt just like a home game for the Eagles, with green filling more than half the seats at FedEx Field. With the match in hand, attention turned to the Bears-Vikings. Loud chants of”let us go, Bears!” Broke out since Chicago got heavy in Minnesota’s red zone midway through the fourth quarter.
Even the Eagles were in their locker room by the time the Bears-Vikings went final. The celebration began in earnest when the clock hit zero.
“We ai not slipping in — we’re blowing off the m—–f–down the door,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said during his post game address to those players. “We are in this party. No body wanted us but guess what, they have to deal around now, person .”
Still another uninspiring start proved lethal to the Vikings, whose playoff hopes suspended in the balance in Week 17, requiring a win over the Bears to clinch the previous spot in the postseason.
A half which began with five straight possessions resulting in punts ended with Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen captured in a animated exchanged on the sideline later Minnesota was forced to stay for a field goal after the quarterback missed his wide receiver near the end zone. The Vikings entered Sunday’s blowout decrease with all the league’s No. 1 third-down defense. Chicago switched on eight of 13 third downs, including the Bears’ final touchdown drive in the fourth quarter which ate up over nine minutes also included four third-down conversions. A season that started with superbowl expectations for Minnesota finished with all the Vikings finishing 8-7-1.
Earlier this week, defensive end Brandon Graham predicted that the Eagles would be at Washington and the”universe” would help get them in the play offs.
“We are going to produce a run,” Graham explained.
ESPN’s Courtney Cronin contributed to this record.