FINAL SCORE: Philadelphia Eagles 45, Carolina Panthers 21 Box Score | Play-By-Play | Photos
Philadelphia, PA (Sporting Alert) — Mark Sanchez threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Philadelphia Eagles to commanding 45-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers in their Monday Night Football clash.
The Eagles (7-2), which scored 31 points in the first half, forced five turnovers and sacked Cam Newton nine times, including five in the first half.
Newton, despite having an off night by his standards, finished with 25 of 40 completed passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers (3-6-1).
He was also intercepted three times.
With the win, The Eagles, which now won two in a row and four of the past five, stayed first in the NFC East.
Carolina, which was losing its fourth straight and sixth in the last seven outings, is second in the NFC South.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are blowing the Carolina Panthers away in their Monday Night Football clash at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia has taken a 31-7 first half lead into the locker room, after scoring 17 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second.
Mark Sanchez, who started the game for the injured Nick Foles, has so far thrown for 182 yards and a touchdown on 10 of 21 passes.
Cam Newton and the Panthers have been struggling offensively and look clueless on the field at the moment.
Newton, who was sacked five-times in the first half, the most for one half in his career, seems to be struggling physically and just doesn’t look like himself.
The Carolina quarterback is 14 of 23 for 146 and has thrown four interceptions in the opening half of the contest.
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Sanchez starts as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Monday Night Football clash against the Carolina Panthers.
Live coverage can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN App, starting at 8:30 ET.
Sanchez is in the starting lineup as Nick Foles has not recovered from a shoulder injury and is listed as inactive.
Also active for the Eagles tonight are cornerback Nolan Carroll, center Jason Kelce, guard Evan Mathis and wide receiver Brad Smith.
Taylor Hart, Dennis Kelly, Jeff Maehl, Julian Vandervelde and Jaylen Watkins are all inactive for Philadelphia (6-2, 4-0 home).
Cam Newton is the starting quarterback for the Panthers (3-5-1, 1-2-1 away) for the game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Bene’ Benwikere, Philly Brown, David Foucault, Robert Lester and Chris Ogbonnaya are among the inactive players for Carolina.
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, 8:30 PM (ET)
Carolina Panthers – CB Bene’ Benwikere, WR Philly Brown, OT David Foucault, S Robert Lester, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, OT Mike Remmers, G Trai Turner.
Philadelphia Eagles – QB Nick Foles, DE Taylor Hart, OT Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl, C Julian Vandervelde, CB Jaylen Watkins, S Earl Wolff.