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Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Panthers game -
For pointing out that the Eagles ran the ball 23 times for just 37 yards. That was good for 1.6 yards per carry against a team that was dead last in the NFL in yards per carry allowed. But that's sort of the lesson learned from last night -- If you want to take away the Eagles' run game, you can do it. But you're going to be leaving your secondary in unfavorable 1-on-1 matchups, and Mark Sanchez is a competent enough quarterback to hit open receivers, as he showed last night.

Sizing Up Sanchez - Iggles Blitz
He made some terrific throws. His pass to Brent Celek for the near-TD was Manning-esque. Sanchez put excellent velocity on the ball. I also thought his ball placement was excellent. There were some replay shots from behind him where you could see Sanchez putting the ball low and away from a defender. He’s intentionally placing that ball in a specific spot. Love that from a QB.

Kelly Not Pleased With Offensive Performance - Birds 24/7
The Eagles scored 31 points on offense, racked up 365 yards on 62 plays and went 4-for-4 in the red zone Monday, all while breaking in a new quarterback. Chip Kelly, though, was not particularly pleased with his unit’s performance. "No," Kelly responded when asked if this was the most complete game his team has played. "We didn’t play well offensively at all."

Would Eagles trade up for Mariota? - ESPN In$ider
"The quarterback position is the most important position, and [getting the right one] would put the Eagles over the top," a GM said. "I know that because, even last year, when Foles had the great numbers, everybody knew that Foles wasn't their guy. They just kind of manufactured him to have these good numbers. Now, he did some of it on his own, but I had heard that Chip didn't love him, that they were going to be in a situation where, 'It's great he is playing well, but we cannot be married to this guy.'"

Eagles offense goes even faster with Sanchez - Inquirer
During the Eagles' longest drive of the night - a 10-play, 91-yarder - Sanchez was calling for snaps every 15.2 seconds, by one estimate. The offense was moving so fast that officials had to stop play after center Jason Kelce snapped the football because they "weren't in position to officiate."

Jordan Matthews: Eagles have two franchise quarterbacks - The 700 Level
Mark Sanchez is the toast of Philadelphia and the NFL this Tuesday morning, and with very good reason. You couldn’t have asked for or expected much better from Sanchez in his first regular-season start since December, 2012, throwing for 332 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. Some people will undoubtedly go overboard with their adulation after one good game, and there’s really no need to create controversy right now. Let’s just say if Sanchez keeps that up, the Philadelphia Eagles are in good shape.

Connor Barwin deflects praise after big game - CSN Philly
Cox, the Eagles’ third-year defensive lineman, has been playing terrific football but didn’t have a sack all year. That was until Monday night, when he joined Barwin and seemingly just about everybody else on the roster in obliterating Cam Newton. "It feels great, but the happiest moment for me was definitely Fletcher Cox getting his (sack)," Barwin said after the Eagles improved to 7-2 with a 45-21 win over the Panthers at the Linc.

Next Up: Huge Challenge At Packers -
The page turns quickly in the NFL on a short week. What happened on Monday night was a distant memory by the middle of the day on Tuesday as the Eagles set their sights on the Green Bay Packers ...

NFL standings and playoff picture: Eagles take NFC East lead with win over Panthers - SB Nation
The Philadelphia Eagles are ahead in the NFC East after a big win over the Carolina Panthers on Monday. We've got the updated standings through Week 10.

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