Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles built a 17-0 lead into the third. Then in the fourth, Cam Newton threw a one-yard touchdown pass with a 1:22 left to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 21-17 win.

1:14 | October 21, 2018 | Carolina Panthers, Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Game Information
Location: Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,696

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers ruined the Philadelphia Eagles' dance party.

Newton tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 1:22 left and the Panthers overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles 21-17 on Sunday.

Julius Peppers sacked Carson Wentz, forcing a fumble on fourth down from the Panthers 14 to seal the victory.

The Panthers improved to 4-2 with the biggest comeback in franchise history. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles fell to 3-4.

"This place was as advertised, playing in a hostile environment but we overcame that and kept pushing through," Newton said. "Good teams have to win on the road and win close games and we did that."

After Carolina took the lead, the Eagles started at their 30. A 48-yard pass interference penalty on James Bradberry against Alshon Jeffery put the ball at the Carolina 22. Eric Reid appeared to intercept Wentz's overthrown pass but the play was overturned on a video review. Wentz threw incomplete to Jeffery in the end zone on third-and-2 and was stripped on the next play.

"Pressure is off," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "Nobody thinks we can do anything. A lot of football left."

Down 17-0, the Panthers watched a couple of members of Philadelphia's kickoff team do a choreographed dance while others celebrated as if the game was over during an extended break before the ball was placed on the field.

Then the Panthers started their rally when Curtis Samuel ran in from the 14 on a reverse but Graham Gano missed the extra point.

"We collectively got together and knew that we had to up the tempo and have a sense of urgency," said Christian McCaffrey, who had 80 yards from scrimmage.

Newton then quickly drove the Panthers 87 yards, tossing an 18-yard pass to Devin Funchess. He connected with Jarius Wright on the 2-point conversion to get Carolina within a field goal with 4:08 left.

The Panthers forced a three-and-out and got the ball at their 31 with 2:17 remaining.

Newton threw three straight incomplete passes, but took a hit on fourth down and still completed a 35-yard catch-and-run pass to Torrey Smith to reach the Philadelphia 34. A 22-yard pass to McCaffrey gave Carolina first down at the 4. Newton ran it to the 1, setting up third down. He threw it to Olsen wide open in the back of the end zone.

Newton finished 25 of 39 for 269 yards and ran for 49 yards.

"I took that one extremely personal," Newton said of a 23-17 loss at Washington last week. "I told myself if we get in that position I have to hold up my end. I didn't want to let anybody down."

Wentz's 11-yard TD pass to Jeffery gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. Ertz had catches of 15 and 22 yards on the drive and Jeffery hauled in a 20-yard pass before the score.

Jeffery and his teammates had a unique celebration. He placed the ball on the ground and pretended to do a free kick.

Wentz tossed a 1-yard TD to Dallas Goedert to make it 17-0 in the third quarter, finishing off a 17-play, 94-yard drive that chewed up 9:22 on the clock.

DO OVERS

Gano made a 39-yard field goal that was nullified by a false start. He missed from 44 yards, but another false start allowed the Panthers to try again and they punted.

NOT GETTING ALONG

Reid and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins exchanged words and were separated before the coin toss. The two men have history going back to last year when Reid left The Players Coalition, which was co-founded by Jenkins. Reid and Jenkins are both fighting for the same cause - social and racial injustice - but have disagreed over how to do it. Reid recently called the coalition "an NFL funded subversion group" and he strongly supports his friend, Colin Kaepernick.

Reid also got into it with Ertz after tackling Wentz following a handoff in the first quarter. Both guys received personal foul penalties.

REID KNEELS

Reid again took a knee during the national anthem. He's been doing it since Kaepernick, his former teammate on the 49ers, began taking a stance in 2016.

INJURIES

Panthers: DE Mario Addison twice left the game with a back injury and didn't return after going out in the fourth quarter.

Eagles: RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and S Corey Graham (hamstring) were among the key players out of the lineup.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Eagles: Play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Eagles
No scoring this quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Eagles
11:39 Alshon Jeffery 11 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 0 7
06:36 Jake Elliott 46 yd FG 0 10

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Eagles
00:39 Dallas Goedert 1 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 0 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Eagles
10:41 Curtis Samuel 14 yd run (missed kick) 6 17
04:08 Devin Funchess 18 yd pass from Cam Newton (Jarius Wright 2pt Pass from Cam Newton) 14 17
01:22 Greg Olsen 1 yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick) 21 17

Team Stats
  Carolina Philadelphia
1st Downs 19 21
Total Yards 371 342
Passing 250 284
Passing Completions/Attempts 25-39 30-37
Yards/Pass 6.1 6.9
Rushing 121 58
Rushing Attempts 17 24
Yards/Rush 7.1 2.4
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 24:43 35:17

Carolina Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Cam Newton 25 39 269 6.9 2 0

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Carson Wentz 30 37 310 8.4 2 0

Carolina Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Cam Newton 7 49 7.0 0 14
Jarius Wright 1 34 34.0 0 34
Christian McCaffrey 7 29 4.1 0 15
Curtis Samuel 2 9 4.5 1 14

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Wendell Smallwood 9 32 3.6 0 10
Josh Adams 4 17 4.2 0 9
Corey Clement 8 6 0.8 0 4
Carson Wentz 3 3 1.0 0 2

Carolina Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Devin Funchess 6 62 10.3 1 18
Torrey Smith 4 61 15.2 0 35
Christian McCaffrey 6 51 8.5 0 22
Jarius Wright 2 37 18.5 0 28
D.J. Moore 3 29 9.7 0 16
Curtis Samuel 1 16 16.0 0 16
Damiere Byrd 1 8 8.0 0 8
Greg Olsen 2 5 2.5 1 4

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Zach Ertz 9 138 15.3 0 27
Alshon Jeffery 7 88 12.6 1 29
Dallas Goedert 4 43 10.8 1 21
Nelson Agholor 6 20 3.3 0 13
Corey Clement 2 16 8.0 0 11
Wendell Smallwood 2 5 2.5 0 7

Carolina Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Luke Kuechly 11 2 1 7
Eric Reid 6 3 0 0
Shaq Thompson 6 3 0 0
James Bradberry 4 0 0 0
Kyle Love 4 0 0 0
Kawann Short 4 0 0 0
Mike Adams 3 3 0 0
Thomas Davis Sr. 3 2 0 0
Mario Addison 2 0 1 1
Rashaan Gaulden 2 0 0 0
Julius Peppers 1 0 1 8
Vernon Butler 1 2 0 0
Wes Horton 1 2 0 0
Donte Jackson 1 0 0 0
Captain Munnerlyn 1 0 0 0
Alex Armah 0 0 0 0
Damiere Byrd 0 0 0 0
Jermaine Carter Jr. 0 0 0 0
Colin Jones 0 0 0 0
Efe Obada 0 0 0 0
Curtis Samuel 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jalen Mills 6 1 0 0
Nigel Bradham 5 1 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 5 2 0 0
Ronald Darby 4 0 0 0
Jordan Hicks 4 4 0 0
Avonte Maddox 2 1 0 0
Michael Bennett 1 1 1 8
Brandon Graham 1 1 0.5 5
Derek Barnett 1 0 0 0
Fletcher Cox 1 1 0 0
Chris Long 1 0 0 0
Dexter McDougle 1 1 0 0
Bruce Hector 0 1 0.5 5
Rasul Douglas 0 0 0 0
Shelton Gibson 0 0 0 0
Kamu Grugier-Hill 0 0 0 0
Deiondre' Hall 0 0 0 0
Treyvon Hester 0 1 0 0
Tre Sullivan 0 0 0 0
Carson Wentz 0 0 0 0

Carolina Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Carolina Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Curtis Samuel 2 51 25.5 0 32
D.J. Moore 1 18 18.0 0 18

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
DeAndre Carter 3 73 24.3 0 30

Carolina Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Damiere Byrd 1 9 9.0 0 9
D.J. Moore 1 3 3.0 0 3

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
DeAndre Carter 2 14 7.0 0 13

Carolina Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jake Elliott 1 2 50.0 46

Carolina Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Michael Palardy 5 209 54

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 3 135 53