The Eagles beat the Bears, 16-15, to advance to the next round of the NFL playoffs.
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With the exception of a pair of 10-yard runs in the first half by Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood, the Eagles weren’t very effective on the ground against one of the league’s best run defenses, averaging just 1.8 yards per carry. They had just two rushing first downs. But they ran it enough – 23 times – to keep the Bears honest and give some teeth to the play-action game.
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Nick Foles threw a pair of first-half interceptions in Bears territory that killed potential scoring drives. But he completed six of nine passes on the Eagles’ game-winning drive, including the 2-yard touchdown to Golden Tate. Tate had a big game, catching five passes, three on third down and the game-winning TD on fourth down. The Eagles’ offensive line did a good job of protecting Foles, limiting the pressure on him.