Two division leaders will face off on Thursday Night Football when the Philadelphia Eagles visit Bank of America Stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers in what is expected to be one of the best games of the week. The game is scheduled to start at 8:25 PM. ET.
Philadelphia Eagles Analysis
The Eagles come into this game on a three game winning streak, with their only loss of the season coming against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles have been successful this season thanks to their offense, which is averaging 27.4 points per game, which is the 4th best in the NFL this year.
Their defense has been exploited by opponents in most of their games, but they stepped up on Sunday, holding the Arizona Cardinals to seven points.
Carson Wentz and the offense will going up against one of the best defenses in the league so it will be interesting to see how they adapt on the road.
Carolina Panthers Analysis
Like the Eagles, the Panthers boast a 4-1 record, but unlike Philadelphia, they have been led by their stellar defense. Cam Newton and the offense looked very shaky in their first three games, but their defense held up and they were able to win two of their first three games.
Since their loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers offense has come alive, with quarterback Cam Newton completing over 75 percent of his passes for 671 yards 6 touchdowns and 1 interception in their last two games. With the Atlanta Falcons hot on their trail, the Panthers know they can’t afford to fall behind in the division and will come ready to play.
With the Eagles defense giving up 19.8 points per game, expect a big game from Newton on Thursday night.
NFL Week 6 Picks and Predictions
The Panthers are the favorites to win this game by 3 points. The over/under on total points scored is 46.
Carolina’s defense has struggled against the pass this season, and will continue again this week against Philadelphia’s high scoring offense. Take the Eagles +3.