Eagles will start Nick Foles vs. Texans, coach Doug Pederson says

Three takeaways from the Eagles' upset win over the Rams

There’s a bit of deja vu in Philadelphia.

The Eagles are sticking with quarterback Nick Foles under center against the Texans in Week 16 after he led his team to an upset victory over the Rams on Sunday night, coach Doug Pederson told reporters Monday.

Foles made his third appearance in 2018 Sunday, but had his best performance since the 2017 playoffs in the 30-23 win. He completed 24 of 31 passes for 270 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in place of injured starter Carson Wentz, who remains “week-to-week” as he continues to deal with a spinal compression fracture.

“Well, where Carson is health wise and another week of rest will help him,” Pederson said. “We made the decision to go forward with Nick.”

While the team intends to keep Wentz available throughout the rest of the 2018-19 campaign, they will use caution with the injury given there are just two regular-season games remaining.

The Eagles are 7-7, second in the NFC East and one game behind the Cowboys.

Philadelphia is slated to host Houston at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.