PHILADELPHIA – Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had an X-ray after a wicked midfield strike in the final moments of the Houston Texans win on Sunday, but said he was healthy enough to reach the finals in the final regular season against playing the Washington Redskins, if necessary.
"I'm great, I feel great," Foles said when asked how the X-rays turned out.
Texans Pass Rusher Jadeveon Clowney hit his helmet with a blow to Foles' chest on a third and tenth place, playing deep in Eagles territory in less than two minutes. Foles completed the pass to Alshon Jeffery, but remained on the floor for several minutes in pain. Clowney was whistled for robbing the passersby.
The crowd urged him to get up with "Foles" vibrations, and he finally made wild applause. Nate Sudfeld replaced Foles in the cast for a bit before Foles arrived again.
"It was a great hit, it has a good punch on me," Foles said. "The coaches came out of there, I could catch my breath, my rib hurts a bit, but all in all, I feel great."
Foles went on to lead the eagles in the field and set up Jake Elliott's game. 35-yard field goal as expired. He set a new franchise record with 471
Wentz has a tension break in the back. The team has not officially excluded Wentz for the season, leaving some uncertainty as to who will lead the team the rest of the way.
The Eagles must win their final at the Redskins to win the playoffs. Foles said he will be ready, if need be.
"It's all up to the trainer [Doug Pederson] I'll let him talk about everything," he said. "Physically, I feel great."