The downward spiral of the Philadelphia Eagles continued Monday night.
Cam Newton completed 18 of 28 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns and added another two touchdowns on the ground in the Panthers 30-22 win over the Eagles. Philadelphia (3-8) now has lost seven straight games and has yet to win after the month of September.
The Eagles were unable to take advantage of a stellar night on the ground from rookie running back Bryce Brown in losing to the Panthers (3-8). Brown ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns, including a 65-yard score in the second quarter. But the Eagles defense continued to struggled against the Panthers. A blown coverage led to as easy a touchdown pass as Newton and Brandon LaFell have ever had as LaFell was left running wide open down the seam for a score.
In his second start for an injured Michael Vick, rookie Nick Foles completed 16 of 21 passes for 119 yards. Philadelphia had three drives stall out in Panthers territory leading to three field goals from Alex Henery.
The Eagles led 22-21 entering the fourth quarter but were unable to hold on. Graham Gano booted a 23-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 24-22 lead. Newton then scored on a 2-yard run with 4:40 left to play to give the Panthers an eight point lead. A missed extra point from Gano gave the Eagles a chance to come back but Brandon Boykin fumbled the ensuing kickoff giving the ball back to Carolina.
Philadelphia never saw the ball again offensively as the Panthers offense managed to run out the clock.