CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-5-1) at PHILADELPHIA (6-2)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE – Eagles by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Carolina 5-4, Philadelphia 4-3-1
SERIES RECORD – Eagles lead 5-3
LAST MEETING – Panthers beat Eagles 30-22, Nov. 26, 2012
LAST WEEK – Panthers lost to Saints 28-10; Eagles beat Texans 31-21
AP PRO32 RANKING – Panthers No. 20, Eagles No. 4
PANTHERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (26), RUSH (26), PASS (21).
PANTHERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (17).
EAGLES OFFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (5).
EAGLES DEFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (20), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Teams have split two previous Monday night meetings. … Panthers head coach Ron Rivera spent five seasons as linebackers coach with Eagles from 1999-2003. … Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was on Philadelphia’s staff from 1998-2010, including last two years as defensive coordinator. … WR Jason Avant spent his first eight seasons with Eagles before joining Carolina. … TE Greg Olsen has four catches in last two games after averaging six per game in first seven weeks. … QB Cam Newton threw for 306 yards and two TDs and ran for two TDs in his only game vs. Philadelphia. … Eagles QB Mark Sanchez makes his first start since Dec. 30, 2012 with Nick Foles (collarbone) injured. … LG Evan Mathis returns after missing seven games. He was All-Pro in 2013. … WR Jeremy Maclin is one of two players with five catches of 50 yards or more. The other is former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, now with Washington. Maclin has 18 receptions for 345 yards and four TDs in last two games. … K Cody Parkey has made 12 straight field goals. … Team has at least one takeaway in 21 consecutive games, Eagles’ longest streak since 1995.
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