Pederson: Nick Foles to start against Washington Sunday

Quarterback Nick Foles will start in Sunday's game against Washington, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after Foles led the Eagles to 32-30 win over the Houston Texans Sunday.

Filling in for the injured Carson Wentz for the second straight week, Foles again played like the Super Bowl MVP who led Philadelphia to a victory over New England.

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Foles threw for a franchise-record 471 yards and four touchdowns.

The defending Super Bowl champions (8-7) need a win at Washington (7-8) next week and for Minnesota (8-6-1) to lose or tie or Seattle (8-6) to lose twice or lose once and tie to get a wild-card berth.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.