Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Eagles again Sunday against the Texans, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday. The Eagles will not place Carson Wentz on injured reserve and continue to preserve hope he can play this season.
"Where Carson is health-wise, and another week of rest will help him," Pederson said. "So made the decision to go forward with Nick."
Pederson reiterated that Wentz will be the starting quarterback when healthy The team considers Wentz "week to week."
Foles went 24-for-31 for 270 yards and one interception Sunday night in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Philbin: Let's play on
If Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin has anything to say about it, anyone who is healthy enough to play — including quarterback Aaron Rodgers — will play next weekend against the New York Jets despite the team being eliminated from the playoff race.
Rodgers has played all season despite having a left knee injury. He said he also injured his groin Sunday during the Packers' 24-17 loss to the Bears, though the quarterback quickly added he wants to play in the final two games, regardless of the risk.
"My philosophy is football players are paid to play football games, and football coaches are paid to coach football games," Philbin said. "Obviously, we would never put any player out there that wasn't physically ready to go. But that's my general philosophy and overall philosophy — whether it's Aaron Rodgers or anybody else … we want all our players who are healthy to contribute to the overall success of the team. Period."
Sunday's loss clinched a second consecutive losing season for Green Bay (5-8-1).
Rodgers recalled thinking he might get to play late in the 2005 season, when he was a rookie first-round pick backing up Brett Favre and the Packers were 3-11 with two games left.
"I remember 'Favrey' came in late in the season and said, 'Well, you're probably going to get a chance to play here,' " Rodgers recalled. "Didn't happen."
• Miami running back Frank Gore is expected to miss the team's remaining two games because of a sprained left foot. Gore, 35, was hurt during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings.
• Titans cornerback Logan Ryan said he broke his left leg in Tennessee's victory over the Giants and will miss the rest of the season but is proud he was able to walk off the field Sunday.
• Tight end Hunter Henry practiced Monday with the Los Angeles Chargers for the first time since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee seven months ago. He remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. "It has been a long process for sure," he said. "There's a lot of work still to do."