How Wentz will recover from the ACL injury, and what kind of impact the injury will have on him, is a major unknown. He also vowed to come back stronger from the injury. But the loss of the second-year quarterback will be a big (and potentially fatal) blow to an Eagles squad that looked like a Super Bowl contender.
"But you know what, the reason we went out and got Nick Foles was for reasons like this and situations like this".
Even with the two teams going in opposite directions this season, it's a little surprising to see the spread that high after learning Wentz would be out for the year.
Via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com, Rams coach Sean McVay said that wide receiver Robert Woods and outside linebacker Connor Barwin are expected back in the lineup after missing games, and tackles Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein should return after they had to leave Sunday's game against the Eagles.
"One of the main things I tried to do is explain to the team that Jeff Hostetler wasn't going to be the reason why we didn't succeed", Parcells said by phone Monday. "If there's ever an opportunity for me as a head football coach to rally the troops, now might be the time".
"The two weeks that we had [at the end of the regular season] were valuable to me, because we could put more emphasis on a few things that we wouldn't have put emphasis on with Phil Simms", Parcells said.
Carson Wentz was sandwiched by two Rams defenders during Sunday's game in Los Angeles. Wentz remained in the game after his touchdown scramble was nullified by a holding penalty. He also has some of the escape-artist ability that has made Wentz so successful for Philadelphia this season - a skill in stark contrast to Foles' limited mobility.
"You're talking about a guy that I work with every day and think the world of", Foles said. And all the guys I mentioned earlier, and to the fans out there, they can't, you can't lose faith. And I greatly appreciate all the prayers!