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Doug Pederson must be Eagles MVP with Wentz done for season

Doug Pederson must be Eagles MVP with Wentz done for season

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson will speak Monday at noon after star quarterback Carson Wentz was injured Sunday late in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams.

In Wentz's absence, the Eagles turned to veteran backup Nick Foles, the last quarterback to suit up in the playoffs for the Eagles, back in a 2014 playoff game against the New Orleans Saints after the 2013 season.

Pederson said there is no timetable to when Wentz will undergo surgery to address the injury.

The Eagles fear that Wentz has a torn ACL, a team source confirmed. So proud of the resiliency of this team.

Eagles: Aside from Wentz, starting tight end Zach Ertz missed the game with a concussion.

"Obviously we don't want to lose our best player, if not the most important player on the team for sure and that's tough", said wide receiver Torrey Smith, who had a team-high 100 receiving yards on six catches.

"It's your job to go in there and just try to find completions and play fast because it had been awhile since I played", Foles said.

"We still have something special", Wentz said. "That's part of the reason why we brought him up (off the practice squad) earlier in the year".

"If there's ever an opportunity for me to rally the troops as the football coach, now might be the time", Pederson said.

The quarterback stayed on the field for the ensuing four plays, throwing a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery to give the Eagles a brief lead, before being evaluated in the team's medical tent and sent to the locker room for further examinations.

A word from Wentz:Faith in Foles... Stopping the Eagles' high-powered offense will be important this Sunday, but if the Giants can't get their offense going, they won't be able to hang around against Philadelphia.

"I'm absolutely ready", Foles said after Sunday's game. They don't forget. They're very appreciative, and I appreciate that and how they think that", laughing now, "even at 47 I can come back and do it.

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