The final score really made it look closer than it really was. Sanchez was pulled in the fourth quarter after throwing his second touchdown of the night. Kelvin Benjamin hauled in two garbage time tds closing the final line to a 23 margin.
PARTY IN THE SACK
Cam Newton is famous for revealing his Superman emblem under his jersey after a big play. This game Newton apparently had a target under his pads.
You want to talk about dominate? Listen to these ridiculous numbers.
9 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 defensive touchdown.
Cam Newton never had a chance in this game.
Casey Matthews, back in his starting role, started the party, stripping DeAngelo Williams on the Panthers second play from scrimmage. Cedric Thornton picked it up which led to a Cody Parkey field goal.
On Carolina’s third play from scrimmage, immediately following the Eagles score, Newton was picked off by Cary Williams.
1:45 into the game, and the Eagles had two takeaways. That is unheard of.
Connor Barwin had 3.5 sacks in the win. Cole, Kendricks, Cox, Curry, and Graham each had one to boast about, with Graham also splitting one with the dominant Barwin.
DARREN DOING DARING DEEDS
Sproles asserted his dominance once again on Monday Night.
Darren was responsible for Philly’s first touchdown of the game, an 8 yard scamper, putting the Birds ahead 10-0.
The former fourth round draft pick wasn’t done with his first quarter antics. Sproles took a Brad Nortman punt 65 yards for his second touchdown of the game.
“This guy is a game-changer,” touted John Gruden about the 5’6” back. Ain’t that the truth.
SANCHEZ IS SOLID
The man played well. It is apparent this is the most talented offense Sanchez has been a part of since his college days.
Sanchez really brought out players that were quiet under Foles.
Jordan Matthews had a superb 7 catches for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Brent Celek had a season best 5 receptions for 116 yards and was inches shy of a touchdown.
Sanchez was an efficient 20/37 for 332 yards and 2 touchdown tosses. Pretty good for a guy who has not started a game in 23 months.
The last time a team scored 45 points with a first time starter for the team was Jim Harbaugh over 20 years ago with the Colts.