The Philadelphia Eagles claimed their victory over the Carolina Panthers in a 28-23 showdown, now progressing to 5-1 on the season.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz overshadowed Panthers counterpart Cam Newtown, despite the Eagles having a slow start to the game.
Wentz had a huge game, throwing for 222 yards and scoring three touchdowns against one of the top defensive teams of the NFL.
The Eagles, fired back turning two interceptions deep in Carolina territory into 15 points, going on to score two touchdown passes by Wentz and Zach Ertz. Wentz later added a 24-yard scoring pass to Nelson Agholor late in the fourth quarter.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson commended Wentz’s performance despite stil being new to the big league.
“He’s a great leader of this football team, even in his second year,” said Pederson.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newtown managed to throw three interceptions for Caroline, with the first to being inside the teams 20. His third interception by Jalen Mills came with only 3 minutes and 6 seconds left on the clock, leaving no chance for a break in the scoreboard.
Panthers middleliner backer Luke Kuechly was put into concussion protocol after his body crumpled, due to a collision with Eagles pulling guard Brandon Brooks. Due to concussions, Kuechly has missed nine games over two seasons.
Panthers Captain Munnerlyn told Sports Illustrated that Luke’s absence on the field had been felt by the team.
“Luke is a big part of what we do, ” he said.
As the next round in this years season approaches, the Eagles are set to host the Washington Redskins on October 23, while the Panthers are set to meet the Chicago Bears on October 22.