The Panthers have sort of had a weird season so far. They blew out a 49ers team that still hasn’t won a game. Then they only scored nine points in a win over the Bills. In Week 3, the Panthers lost the Saints ... by 21 points ... at home. Since that loss, the Panthers have gone on to beat the Patriots and the Lions in close games on the road.
So the Panthers definitely aren’t bad. But just how good are they? That’s a question people could be asking about the Eagles as well. Both teams have a lot to prove tonight.
Carolina’s offense is led by 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton. The Eagles’ defense will be tested by Newton’s ability to sling the ball around the field and make plays with his legs as well.
The Panthers’ defense will also be tested by a talented quarterback. Carson Wentz is playing some of the best football of his career over the past two weeks. Philly will need another big game from his arm while going up against a tough Panthers unit that doesn’t allow a lot of rushing yards.
The bad news for the Eagles is they’ll be without starting right tackle Lane Johnson. Starting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is also questionable. This is a tough road spot for the Birds.
How the Eagles respond will tell us a lot about this team. It’s a big matchup, so sit back and enjoy the ride. And by that I mean get ready to be on the edge of your seats for a nail-biter in overtime.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2017
Time: 8:25 PM ET
Channel: NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime Video
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
Location: Bank of America Stadium | Charlotte, North Carolina
NFL Network replay: Friday, October 13 at 3:00 AM ET and 1:00 PM ET
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are underdogs.
Philadelphia Eagles +3 (+105)
Carolina Panthers -3 (-125)
The Eagles are 6-3 in nine all-time regular season appearances against the Panthers. These two teams last played in Week 7 of the 2015 NFL season. The Eagles lost to the Panthers by a final score of 27 to 16.
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Eagles 2017 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)