Philadelphia (4-1) at Carolina (4-1), 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network. Carolina and Philadelphia open action in week 6 as the Eagles make their way down the East Coast for a Thursday night meeting with the Panthers. Both teams enter the Thursday contest with wins under their respective belts.

The Eagles manhandled Carson Palmer (291 yards, TD) and the Arizona Cardinals 34-7 at Lincoln Financial Field last Sunday afternoon. Philly led 21-7 at the break before scoring their final 13 points of the contest in the second half unchallenged. Eagles QB Carson Wentz threw for 304 yards and four TDs in the win in the City of Brotherly Love, while the Eagles outrushed the Desert Angry Birds 122-31. Philadelphia went 9 of 14 on third down tries and kept the ball for 35:47, while Arizona was 4 of 14 and 2 of 3 of 3 on third and fourth downs, holding the ball for 24:13.

while the Eagles were blowing out Arizona, the Panthers and Cam Newton needed to hold off the Detroit Lions last Sunday in the Motor City by a final of 27-24 at Ford Field. Carolina led 17-10 at the break and 27-10 after three quarters before the Lions roared back to make the contest a 7-point affair when Matthew Stafford and TE Darren Fells connected on their second TD pass of the quarter.

Neither club breached or came anywhere near the 100-yard rushing barrier but Detroit did outrush Carolina 50-28, while Stafford threw for 229 yards and was sacked six times (Newton threw for 355 yards and three TDs, while being sacked three times). Carolina went 7 of 16 on third down tries in the win, keeping the ball for 35:23, while the Lions were 5 of 13 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down and kept the ball for 24:37.

Philadelphia leads the series 6-3 and the Eagles have outscored Carolina 230-178. Carolina did come away with a win in the last meeting, taking a 27-16 win over the Eagles in Charlotte in 2015, while Philly’s last win in the series came in 2014 in the City of Brotherly Love by a final of 45-21.

Carolina’s favored by 3 1/2 in the Tar Heel State and the over/under is 45. Right now, both teams are leading their respective divisions, which could mean a possible playoff rematch. Carolina struggled against Detroit, while the Eagles took care of business last Sunday in Philly. Eagles keep the status quo going. Philly covers the 3 1/2 on the road and takes the win.

Broadcast Information – 8:25 p.m. on CBS and NFL Network: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli

Referee: Pete Morelli

Injury Report

Philadelphia
OUT: CB Ronald Darby (Ankle), T Lane Johnson (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Wendell Smallwood (Knee), DT Fletcher Cox (Calf), S Jaylen Watkins (Hamstring), DT Beau Allen (Foot), DE Chris Long (Foot), DT Destiny Vaeao (Wrist)

Carolina
OUT: S Kurtis Coleman (Knee), S Demetrious Cox (Ankle), C Ryan Kalin (Neck)

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 75 degrees

Broadcast information, officials, logo and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

 

 

 

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