The Philadelphia Eagles (6-2) are coming off of a win against the Houston Texans but will be short-staffed moving forward with inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans out for the remainder of the season and quarterback Nick Foles out for the foreseeable future. The team is set to return home after a two-game road trip and Mark Sanchez will be at the helm as the Eagles play the Carolina Panthers (3-5-1).
The Panthers have not seen the consistency on defense that made the unit nearly-unstoppable last season. The loss of impact defender Greg Hardy to suspension has clearly affected the team's success on the field. The Eagles will likely lead a balanced attack against Carolina on offense. On defense, the Eagles will have to contain quarterback Cam Newton.
Date: November 10, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico, and Lisa Salters
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: TBA
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Sirius 92 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
Carolina Panthers +7.5
Philadelphia Eagles -7.5
Over/under: 47.5 points
The Eagles and Panthers have met only eight times in the regular season and in those contests the Eagles are 5-3. The Eagles have played the Panthers five times in Philadelphia and are 3-2 at home, while also being 2-2 at the Linc. The two teams have met twice on Monday Night Football with those contest split at 1-1.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
PROBABLE: S Nate Allen (hamstring), CB Nolan Carroll II (groin), C Jason Kelce (hernia), ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf), OG Evan Mathis (knee), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), WR Brad Smith (groin)
Panthers injury report
OUT: CB Bene Benwikere (ankle), OG Trai Turner (ankle)
PROBABLE: DT Dwan Edwards (knee), DT Kawann Short (ankle), WR Philly Brown (concussion)
- Carolina wide receiver/return specialist Corey "Philly" Brown is from Upper Darby. His nickname is clearly in reference to his hometown. The rookie played his college ball at Ohio State after a successful high school career at Cardinal O'Hara in Springfield, PA.
- In 55 appearances on Monday Night Football, the Eagles are 30-25.
- The current 6-2 record is the Eagles best start since 2004.
- Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons in Carolina.
- Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebacker coach from 1999-2003.
- LeSean McCoy needs 12 carries to pass Steve Van Buren for second on the all-time rushing attempts list for the team.
- Jeremy Maclin needs 95 receiving yards to pass Terrell Owens for the most receiving yards through nine games for an Eagles receiver. Maclin currently has 790 receiving yards through eight games, while Owens had 884 receiving yards through nine in 2004.
- Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott served in the same role for the Eagles from 2009-2010. He worked for organization from 1998-2010.
NFL Schedule 2014
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
WR Jason Avant (2006-2013, 116 games, 297 catches, 3,646 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns)
LB Jason Williams (2012)