In Foles the Eagles trust, even if many others don't


Martin Frank’s 4-down territory, with a prediction, for the Eagles’ playoff matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
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An entire region will wake up Saturday morning, nervous and jittery, wondering whether Nick Foles can enable the Eagles to fulfill their Super Bowl dreams.

The Eagles do not have those doubts.

They believe in Foles as they get ready to face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

They don’t have much choice. It has been a little over a month since Carson Wentz’s knee gave out while diving for the end zone against the Rams. Foles has admittedly struggled over the final two regular season games, not coming remotely close to resembling Wentz, who was a leading candidate for the NFL’s MVP award.

That’s why the Eagles are listed as underdogs in the betting lines, marking the first time in playoff history that a No. 1 seed was…

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