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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was an Eagles victory not many people saw coming as the Birds pulled off a dramatic 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. The win has many fans feeling re-energized about the team.
The phone lines lit up Monday morning during Angelo Cataldi’s show at SportsRadio 94WIP. Eagles fans are overjoyed after the team scooped up a much-needed victory as many credited backup quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.
“I love Wentz but I’ve been a Foles fan since he was with Chip Kelly,” said one caller.
“I saw it coming! I should have bet but I didn’t,” said Ryan Kelly.
Now, some fans are regretting not placing their wagers at the SugarHouse Casino–where it’s now legal to bet on sports.
“Missed it yesterday but I’ll be back Sunday to take that bet,” Justin Davis.
Cataldi was pumped up, too, calling Foles’ performance a Christmas miracle.
“We’ve got a season, guys. The Eagles are back alive,” Cataldi said.
“Nick Foles should be QB. Carson is too injury prone,” said Kelly.
“I’m 100% Wentz but if he’s hurt, let Foles finish the season,” Davis said.
But Cataldi also warned where the Eagles go from here depends on if Foles replaces Carson Wentz as starting quarterback.
“You gotta go with Foles and ride it out with Foles. If they do, I don’t know if anyone could bet against them,” said Cataldi.
But to casino leaders, the playoff picture is brighter.
“Before the game, I believe the odds on Eagles were 66-1 and now after last night’s game we saw those come down to 40-1. Clearly, the Eagles are still longer odds but the chances in terms of gambling odds improved significantly after last night’s win,” said Evan Davis, vice president of general counsel at SugarHouse Casino.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that Foles will start against the Houston Texans on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. You can watch the game on CBS3.