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January 06, 2019

Live updates/open thread recap: Eagles 16, Bears 15

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws a pass against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter of an NFC Wild Card game at Soldier Field.

The Philadelphia Eagles had a long, disappointing regular season that began with the Birds as Super Bowl favorites, and ended with them squeaking into the playoffs with a little bit of luck. In their first playoff matchup, the Eagles will take on the Bears in Chicago.

As we noted in our five matchups to watch, the Eagles are going to have to find a way to block up the Bears' talented front, which won't be easy. Defensively, the Eagles will try to stall a Bears offense that features dynamic running back Tarik Cohen.

The Eagles remain one of the most banged up teams in football, while the Bears have had incredible injury luck this season. Make sure you check out the full Eagles-Bears injury report, with analysis.

The Eagles are 6.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Here's who PhillyVoice's staff is picking, as well as other writers from around the country.

Feel free to discuss the game in the comments below.

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