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Cam Newton on Luke Kuechly: “His presence was missed”

Perhaps because they’ve done this before, most of the Panthers talked about next-man-up after middle linebacker Luke Kuechly left Thursday’s loss to the Eagles with a concussion. But quarterback Cam Newton may have summed up the spot they’re in now, and the uncertain future because of their defensive leader’s track record. “We need Luke,” Newton [more]

Carson Wentz tosses three TDs, Cam Newton three INTs as Eagles earn 28-23 victory

Carson Wentz completed 16 of 30 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles earned a 28-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Cam Newton and the Panthers had two separate drives in the closing minutes to get a go-ahead touchdown only to have an interception and an incomplete pass [more]

Carson Wentz is on fire, Eagles pad lead to 28-16

The Panthers have a few problems at the moment, and only one of them is leaving town at the end of the night. Carson Wentz continues to make plays against what is by most measures a very good defense, and the Eagles are up 28-16 early in the fourth quarter. Coupled with middle linebacker Luke [more]

Brandon Graham leaves with shoulder injury

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. The team lists him as questionable to return. Graham had three tackles, a half a sack and two quarterback hits before leaving. The Eagles already were without linebacker Jordan Hicks, who left with an ankle injury and will not return. Philadelphia [more]

Eagles take lead on another Zach Ertz touchdown after Cam Newton pick

Cam Newton threw a second interception, setting up a second touchdown throw from Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz. The Panthers quarterback got as unlucky on his second interception as he was on his first. On his first-half pick, which set up a 12-yard touchdown drive, Newton had his arm hit and threw up a floater [more]

Luke Kuechly doesn’t return, being evaluated for concussion

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly did not return to the field for the start of the second half, and is being evaluated for a concussion. Kuechly left the field under his own power to be checked on the sidelines. The Panthers athletic training staff was looking at his left shoulder before he jogged to the [more]

Panthers, Eagles tied 10-10 at half

The defenses dominated the first half with the Eagles and Panthers tied 10-10. The Eagles gained 151 yards and the Panthers 122. The Panthers’ only touchdown was set up by a 25-yard Christian McCaffrey punt return, and the Eagles’ touchdown was set up by a Rasul Douglas interception after Cam Newton got his arm hit. [more]

Fletcher Cox sets up Eagles’ touchdown

Welcome back, Fletcher Cox. Cox, who missed the previous two games with a calf injury. pushed the pocket into Cam Newton, hitting the quarterback’s arm. Cornerback Rasul Douglas intercepted the floating ball and returned it 7 yards to the Panthers 12. It took seven plays, including a fourth-and-1 sneak, for the Eagles to tie it. [more]

Panthers finally run for something, score touchdown

The Panthers tried running, it just wasn’t working. Then the guy they’d prefer not to run too much actually made it work. Cam Newton just dashed for a 16-yard touchdown, giving the Panthers a 10-3 lead over the Eagles in the second quarter. Prior to that, the Eagles had stuffed any Panthers attempt to move [more]

Fozzy Whittaker carted off with leg injury

Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker got his right leg rolled in a pile and had to be carted off to the locker room. Whittaker gave a thumb’s up to the crowd as he left. Whittaker was injured on a 3-yard loss in the first quarter on a tackle by linebacker Nigel Bradham. That was his [more]

Julius Peppers gets his 150th career sack

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers recorded his 150th career sack on the Eagles’ first possession. He needs only one sack to move ahead of Chris Doleman into fourth place all time. Doleman had 150.5 sacks in his 15 seasons with three teams. Eagles right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai started for Lane Johnson, who is out with [more]

Eagles are healthier up front, Fletcher Cox and Beau Allen active

The Eagles were able to get Fletcher Cox back from a two-week absence from a calf injury, as well as defensive tackle Beau Allen. Both were declared active for tonight’s game against the Panthers. The Eagles deactivated right tackle Lane Johnson and running back Wendell Smallwood, along with cornerback Ronald¬†Darby, wide receiver Shelton Gibson, defensive [more]

Fletcher Cox expected to play tonight

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is expected to play tonight, according to CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Cox has missed the past two games with a calf injury. The Eagles listed him as questionable on their status report, but he was a full participant in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cox has two sacks, four [more]

Panthers rule Ryan Kalil, Kurt Coleman out for Thursday

The Panthers held seven players out of practice on Tuesday, but that number dropped to three on Wednesday and those three players are the only members of the team to receive injury designations for Thursday night’s game against the Eagles. Center Ryan Kalil will miss his fifth straight game with a neck injury while safeties [more]

NFL moves Bengals-Steelers to 4:25 p.m. ET

The flexing process has begun for the NFL. With the current schedule for Week Seven featuring Seahawks-Giants and Broncos-Chargers as the options at 4:25 p.m. ET, the NFL has moved the Bengals-Steelers game from 1:00 p.m. ET to 4:25 p.m. ET. It makes sense. The Giants stink, and the Chargers are generating little interest in [more]

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