By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
With only a few days’ rest, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. The Eagles won 28-23 over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Eagles improved to 5-1 on the season. The Panthers fell to 4-2 on the season.
Philadelphia last began the season with a 5-1 record through six games was during the 2014 season. They began that season with three straight wins, before a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, then winning the next two games.
The game was tied at 10 all at halftime. Zach Ertz caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz, while Cam Newton also scored on a 16-yard rushing touchdown.
Jake Elliott and Graham Gano also booted field goals for their respective teams in the first half.
Ertz caught a 17-yard touchdown reception. The Eagles then went for a two-point conversion with LeGarrette Blount converting for the 18-10 lead.
Gano and Elliott then traded field goals, before Gano made a 46-yard field goal with 3:23 left in the third quarter.
Both teams would trade touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as Nelson Agholor caught a 24-yard touchdown reception.
Christian McCaffrey caught a one-yard touchdown reception from Newton.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went 16 of 30 for 222 passing yards. He also had three touchdowns.
Blount had 14 carries for 67 yards. Wentz had six carries for 25 yards. Kenjon Barner had five carries for seven yards.
Alshon Jeffery had four receptions for 71 yards. Agholor had four receptions for 55 yards, including a touchdown. Mack Hollins had two receptions for 38 yards. Ertz had two receptions for 18 yards, including two touchdowns.
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made two field goals.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went 28 of 52 for 239 passing yards. He also had one touchdown and three interceptions.
Newton had 11 carries for 71 yards, including a touchdown. McCaffrey had four carries for eight yards and Curtis Samuel had an eight yard rush.
Kelvin Benjamin had nine receptions for 99 yards. McCaffrey had 10 receptions for 56 yards, including a touchdown. Ed Dickson had four receptions for 36 yards. Devin Funchess had three receptions for 36 yards.
Panthers kicker Graham Gano made three field goals.
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