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Nick Foles Will Start vs. Buccaneers

Quarterback Nick Foles will start Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, head coach Doug Pederson announced at his press conference Wednesday morning.

Pederson said that quarterback Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared for full contact. Wentz is participating in 11-on-11 drills as the scout team quarterback in practice.

Foles has history with Tampa Bay. He earned his first NFL win against the Bucs in 2012 when he threw for an Eagles rookie record 381 yards and two touchdowns, both in the final four minutes, as he rallied the team from a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit. It was Foles' first 300-yard passing effort. Foles connected with Jeremy Maclin for the game-winning 1-yard touchdown pass as time expired.

He also beat the Bucs in 2013 throwing for 296 yards and three touchdowns for a 133.3 quarterback rating. Foles completed 71 percent of his pass attempts that day.

Foles opened 2018 with a win over Atlanta as he threw for 117 yards on 19-of-34 passing with an interception.

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