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Eagles' Nick Foles, Bills' EJ Manuel in line to start at QB

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The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles both go on the road this week, trying to stay relevant as potential playoff teams. Young quarterbacks will continue to lead them.

Coach Chip Kelly announced Wednesday that Nick Foles continues to take starting reps for the Eagles. Michael Vick was limited in practice Tuesday and continues to work with the training staff.

It's not like this is a tough decision for Kelly, even if Vick was healthy enough to play through his hamstring injury. Foles is the reigning NFC Player of the Week for the second time this season. Kelly isn't going to bench a guy that just threw seven touchdowns. Although Foles had one very rough, injury-plagued game against the Giants, the Eagles' offense has been more consistent with Foles at the helm.

The Bills, meanwhile, have played far better than their 3-6 record indicates. Coach Doug Marrone wasn't ready to pick rookie quarterback EJ Manuel his starter earlier this week, but it sounds like the team's first-round pick will be back after missing four games with a sprained right knee.

Marrone wants to see Manuel in practice before he declares anything, but Manuel was first in the rotation at practice Wednesday, the Bills' website reports.

It feels like a "last stand" game of sorts for the Steelers and Bills. Loser gets the fork.

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