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Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on December 30, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. Will Newton/Getty Images

A pair of former Andy Reid offensive coordinators will face off in the NFC’s wild card round on Sunday, as Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears host Doug Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles. The young, upstart Bears will look to bring a championship back to Chicago, while the defending Super Bowl champs aim to repeat.

Repeating will be a difficult task for this Eagles squad, though. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz is, once again, out for the playoffs, leaving the offense in the hands of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Philadelphia closed the season out with three consecutive wins to finish 9-7 and grab the NFC’s last playoff spot, but this is not the same team that cruised to a title last season.

The Eagles can stop the run, but they have one of the worst secondaries in football due to numerous injuries. The offense has not been as explosive as it was a year ago, ranking just 18th in the league in scoring. However, Foles has largely been excellent since Wentz’s injury, having thrown for 962 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in the last three games.

The Bears, meanwhile, have the best scoring defense in football, led by offseason acquisition Khalil Mack. They rank in the top 10 in every major category. The offense has not always been quite as good, but Nagy has been able to creatively use weapons like Tarik Cohen and Allen Robinson to complement the team’s strong defense.

All eyes will be on second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The North Carolina product is starting his first postseason game and has been inconsistent this season. He has finished games with passer ratings as high as 154.6 and as low as 33.3. If Trubisky plays well, it will be tough for anyone to beat this team.

Eagles vs. Bears Wild Card Playoffs Info:

Time: 4:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 6

TV Network: NBC

Livestream: NBC Sports

Spread: Bears -6.5

Eagles vs. Bears Expert Picks:

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