Monday Night’s match-up was a battle of two last place teams, the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles. Each team was fighting for some respect on nationally televised Monday Night Football.
Cam Newton has been struggling in his second year as a pro, but looked like his old self again, against a beaten up Eagles team. He threw 18 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Newton also rushed for two touchdowns with a total of 52 yards. A nice night for his fantasy owners.
The one positive that came out of this game for the Eagles was the performance of rookie running back Bryce Brown. Brown rushed for a club rookie record with 178 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Behind Newton’s performance, the Panthers were victorious 30-22. For the Eagles, this is their 7th straight loss. Both teams still have sad records of 3-8. It’s safe to say that both of these teams have their sights on the upcoming draft, not the playoffs.