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Panthers-Eagles Capsule Preview

By The Associated Press

CAROLINA (3-2) at PHILADELPHIA (3-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Eagles by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 2-3, Eagles 2-4

SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 7-4

LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Panthers 28-23, Oct. 17, 2017

LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Redskins 23-17; Eagles beat Giants 34-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 12, Eagles No. 10

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (4), PASS (26)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14T), RUSH (15), PASS (15)

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (20)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (2), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers coach Ron Rivera was Philadelphia's linebackers coach 1999-2003. ... Panthers WR Torrey Smith started for Eagles last season. ... Panthers face third straight NFC East opponent. ... Panthers visit defending Super Bowl champion third straight season. ... QB Cam Newton has been sacked only eight times. Newton leads NFL with 115.7 passer rating in red zone to go with five TDs passing and three TDs rushing. ... RB Christian McCaffrey has 587 scrimmage yards but only one TD. ... LB Luke Kuechly has 67 tackles, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and two interceptions, including 49-yard TD return, in last eight vs. NFC East. ... LB Thomas Davis plays second game after serving four-game suspension for violating league's policy on performance enhancers. ... DE Mario Addison has seven sacks in his past eight road games. ... Eagles are 17-4 at home since 2016. ... Eagles have ranked first in time of possession since coach Doug Pederson arrived in 2016. ... Eagles rank first in opponent red-zone TD efficiency at 34.8 percent. ... QB Carson Wentz has thrown at least one TD in last 19 games played, longest streak in franchise history and second-longest active streak behind Andrew Luck (28). ... Wentz has thrown 133 consecutive passes without a pick. His longest streak is 135 passes. ... RB Darren Sproles expected to return after missing five games with hamstring injury. ... Zach Ertz ranks second in receptions (48) behind Adam Thielen (58) and leads all TEs in yards (480). ... DE Michael Bennett is tied with James Harrison for second-most sacks (56) by undrafted player since 2009, trailing Cameron Wake (93). ... Fantasy tip: McCaffrey might not pile up a ton of yards rushing vs. Eagles but he should catch plenty of passes and pile up total yards.

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Updated October 18, 2018

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