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Eagles Announce Their Starting Quarterback For Week 16

Eagles helmets on the sidelines.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: A row of Philadelphia Eagles helmets rest on the sidelines before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)

With Carson Wentz injured and a spot in the NFL playoffs still up for grabs, the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback choice down the stretch will be one of the biggest decisions the team has made all year.

But Eagles head coach Chris Pederson is going back to the same well that delivered the Eagles a Super Bowl title last year: backup QB Nick Foles.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Foles will start for the Eagles next week against the Houston Texans.

Pederson noted that Carson Wentz will not be placed on injured reserve, but that it will be "hard to imagine" Wentz playing again this season.

Last year, Foles took over for an injured Wentz and led the Eagles to a 2-1 record in his three starts before sweeping through the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl.

This year, the Eagles are 7-7 and within striking range of both the NFC East title or a wildcard spot.

The Eagles will need Foles to deliver similar magic as even one loss against the Texans or Washington Redskins could end their title defense.