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5 Biggest Questions Heading Into the NFL’s Wild-Card Weekend

Philadelphia’s charmed late-season existence continued on Sunday as the team’s 24-0 win over Washington, combined with the Bears’ victory against the Vikings, secured the defending champions the no. 6 seed in the NFC. Foles had to leave the game late because of a rib injury, but all indications are that he’ll be set to go against Chicago on Sunday afternoon. And for Eagles fans, that’s excellent news.

It’s tough to deny what Foles has accomplished in relief of Carson Wentz over the past two seasons. During last season’s NFC championship game against Minnesota, some of Foles’s throws made it seem like he’d been transported to a higher plane of consciousness. And his performance in the Super Bowl wasn’t any different. This season he’s repeated the feat. With Wentz out with a back injury, Foles has led the Eagles to three straight victories and an unlikely playoff berth. And though it would be tough to replicate the magic that he found during last season’s playoffs, there are a few elements in his favor: first, the roster looks largely the same as last year’s squad, and second, most of those players stood side by side with Foles and won a championship. They’ve seen it happen already, and that’s a powerful influence.

If the Eagles are going …

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