Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | Bank of America Stadium | Referee: Pete Morelli
Week 6 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime) with a showdown between two 4-1 teams as the Carolina Panthers host the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium. The Eagles and Panthers will meet for the 10th time with Philadelphia leading the all-time series, 6-3.
Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz completed 21 of 30 passes (70 percent) for 304 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 128.3 passer rating in the Eagles’ 34-7 win against Arizona in Week 5. Wentz completed seven of nine passes (77.8 percent) for 121 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating in the first quarter, becoming the only quarterback in franchise history to throw three touchdown passes in the first quarter of a game. Tight end Zach Ertz ties for the NFC lead with 32 receptions and ranks second in the conference with 387 receiving yards. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton completed 26 of 33 passes (78.8 percent) for 355 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 141.8 passer rating in the Panthers’ 27-24 win at Detroit last week. Newton has passed for at least 300 yards, three touchdowns and a 130 passer rating in each of the past two games. Defensive end Julius Peppers, who ranks fifth in NFL history with 149 career sacks, ranks second in the NFC with 5.5 sacks this season.
W 34-7 vs. Arizona
W 27-24 at Detroit
COACH VS. OPP.
Doug Pederson: 0-0
Ron Rivera: 2-1
Carson Wentz: 110-177-1362-10-3-97.7
Cam Newton: 99-145-1237-8-5-98.5
LeGarrette Blount: 56-323-5.8-1
Jonathan Stewart: 77-251-3.3-0
Zach Ertz (TE): 32-387-12.1-2
Christian McCaffrey (R) (RB): 27-237-8.8-1
Brandon Graham: 3.5
Julius Peppers: 5.5
Many tied: 1
Luke Kuechly: 1
Donnie Jones: 43.8 (40.2)
Michael Palardy: 44.6 (40.7)
Jake Elliott (R): 41 (11/11 PAT; 10/12 FG)
Graham Gano: 45 (9/10 PAT; 12/13 FG)
LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 6-3 LAST GAME: 10/25/15: Eagles 16 at Panthers 27 STREAKS: Panthers have won 2 of past 3 LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/25/15
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli
QB Carson Wentz completed 21 of 30 (70 pct.) for 304 yards, 4 TDs & 1 INT for 128.3 rating in Week 5. Threw 3 TD passes in 1st quarter last week & is only QB in Phi. history with 3 TD passes in 1st quarter of game. In past 3 on road, has 882 pass yards (294 per game), 5 TDs & 2 INTs for 89.8 rating.
RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 118 yards & TD in last meeting (9/21/14 with Pit.). Has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in past 11 on road. In past 2 on Thursday, has 177 rush yards (88.5 per game) & 2 TDs.
WR Nelson Agholor led team with career-high 93 rec. yards & TD last week. Has TD in 2 of past 3 on road. WR Torrey Smith aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with TD catch. Had 70 rec. yards & TD in Week 5. WR Alshon Jeffery had 6 receptions for 97 yards & TD in only career meeting (10/5/14 with Chi.). Has 3 TD catches in past 4 on Thursday. TE Zach Ertz had 6 catches for 61 yards & TD last week. Aims for 7th in row with 5+ catches. Ties for 3rd in NFL & leads all TEs with 32 receptions.
DE Brandon Graham has 3.5 sacks & FF in past 5. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 5 on Thursday. DE Vinny Curry had sack last week. Has 4 sacks in past 4 on Thursday. LB Mychal Kendricks had 8 tackles & sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with sack. CB Jalen Mills leads team with 31 tackles. Leads NFC with 8 PD. S Malcolm Jenkins has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. S Rodney McLeod had FF in Week 5.
QB Cam Newton has completed 48 of 62 (77.4 pct.) for 671 yards (335.5 per game), 6 TDs & 1 INT for 137.2 rating in past 2. Has 5 rush TDs in 6 career Thursday games. In past 4 vs. NFC East, has 1,069 pass yards (267.3 per game), 12 TDs & 0 INTs for 109.6 rating.
RB Jonathan Stewart has 161 rush yards (80.5 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. Rookie RB Christian McCaffrey had TD catch last week, his 1st career TD. Leads NFL rookies in receptions (27) & rec. yards (237).
WR Kelvin Benjamin had TD catch in Week 5. Had 70 rec. yards & 2 TDs in 11/10/14 meeting. WR Devin Funchess has 14 catches for 123 yards & 3 TDs in past 2. TE Ed Dickson led team with career-high 175 rec. yards, incl. 2 50+ yard catches last week. Is 1st player in team history with 2 50+ yard receptions in single game.
DE Julius Peppers ranks 2nd in NFC with 5.5 sacks. Has 6.5 sacks, 2 FFs & 49-yard INT-TD in 9 career Thursday games. Has 4 sacks, 2 FFs & 52-yard INT-TD in past 6 vs. Phi. Ranks 5th in NFL history with 149 sacks. DT Kawann Short had career-high 3 sacks & FF in last meeting. LB Luke Kuechly has 27 tackles (9 per game) in 3 career meetings. In 6 career Thursday games, has 59 tackles (9.8 per game) & 2 INTs, incl. 49-yard INT-TD. Has 735 tackles since 2012, most in NFL. LB Thomas Davis led team with 13 tackles in last meeting. Since 2012, is 1 of 2 (Lavonte David) with 550+ tackles (563), 15+ sacks (15.5) & 10+ INTs (10).
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