MNF Chaser: Panthers-Eagles
Eagles' fall continues as line shifts toward struggling Panthers
The Eagles appear to be a team that has quit on Andy Reid and can't schedule its offseason trips fast enough. At 3-7 and losers of six in a row, there is no turning around the Eagles' season. With Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy both out with concussions, Nick Foles will get his second start at quarterback. With a Total QBR of 7.2, it's generous to say that Foles struggled last week against the Washington Redskins. However, having him drop back and throw 46 passes probably wasn't the wisest idea, either.
The Panthers are in shambles as well. Sitting at an NFC-worst 2-8, Carolina's offense has struggled under Cam Newton this season. A sexy playoff sleeper before the season, the Panthers have blown three fourth-quarter leads -- and with their GM already fired, Ron Rivera should probably start packing his bags soon as well. One bright spot for the Panthers is a defense that ranks eighth in Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings.
The Eagles are an NFL-worst 1-8-1 against the spread this season, while the Panthers are 4-6. According to ESPN Insider's PickCenter, the public is backing the Panthers at a 65 percent clip -- although it's unlikely this game will be very highly bet.
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