Eagles battle back after ugly start to beat Panthers, 21 to 18

The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-3 after beating the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon! Remaining rating: 21 to 18.

It was an unsightly begin for the Birds, falling to a 12-point deficit at one level. However the protection settled in after which the particular groups unit got here up with an enormous punt block to set the Eagles up with the go-ahead rating. Jalen Hurts definitely didn’t have his greatest recreation ever however he delivered when it mattered most.

Avoiding a 1-4 begin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night time looming was fairly essential. Credit score to Nick Sirianni and the gamers for persevering with to battle.

Learn on for a recap and keep tuned for BGN’s postgame protection.

FIRST QUARTER

  • The Panthers gained the coin toss and elected to defer. The Eagles received the ball first and Jalen Reagor fielded the opening kickoff very deep in the long run zone to solely get to the 21-yard line. Then he dropped Jalen Hurts’ first go try. Then Miles Sanders received tackled for loss on a display. On Third-and-17, the Eagles threw quick to Sanders simply to select up some yards. Reagor received known as for holding (horrible begin for him!) nevertheless it was declined to carry up a gap three-and-out.
  • The Eagles’ protection received began out with … a flag. Facemask by Alex Singleton. A lot for chopping again on penalties. The Panthers drove into discipline objective vary and needed to accept a 48-yard kick after Sam Darnold threw the ball away on Third-and-10. Stable begin by the D. Good stress from Derek Barnett and Josh Sweat early. EAGLES 0, PANTHERS 3.
  • One other three-and-out from the Eagles with Hurts throwing behind Reagor over the center. The receiver didn’t look prepared for the ball. On the brilliant aspect, Arryn Siposs had an ideal 64-yard punt that bounced out of bounds on the 5-yard line. Magnificence.
  • The mixture of a woeful underthrow by Sam Darnold (who was pressured a little bit) and an ideal leaping effort from Darius Slay resulted within the CB’s second choose since becoming a member of Philly final 12 months. Good to lastly see an enormous play from Massive Play Slay.
  • The Eagles took over on the 10-yard line however received knocked again to Third-and-goal from the 12. A scrambling Hurts hit DeVonta Smith to carry up 4th-and-goal from the two. Nick Sirianni accurately went for it and Smith caught his second NFL landing … nevertheless it was negated with Greg Ward rightfully getting known as for OPI on a choose play. Fourth Eagles TD wiped off the board within the final two video games. Horrible. Gamers making the identical errors, teaching employees calling the identical performs that result in penalties. Simply not good stuff. Sirianni settled for a 30-yard Jake Elliott discipline objective as a substitute. EAGLES 3, PANTHERS 3.
  • The Panthers began on the 38-yard line after a pleasant kick return. They went 62 in 9 performs for his or her first landing with Darnold discovering a large open Tommy Tremble. Regarded like a protection breakdown. Means too straightforward for Carolina. EAGLES 3, PANTHERS 10.
  • The Eagles picked up a primary down. A miracle! They did not get one other one after Hurts’ go for Zach Ertz on Third-and-5 was damaged up. Regarded like A.J. Bouye received there early however no name.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Darnold aired it out deep for Robby Anderson however Avonte Maddox was in a position to break up a foul ball that led the receiver again into protection. Nonetheless, good leaping deflection by Maddox. Darnold overthrew a large open goal on Third-and-10 to carry up a Panthers punt. Darnold’s unhealthy errors had been the perfect factor the Eagles’ protection had going for them.
  • Hurts fast throw to Ertz beat a blitz to transform Third-and-5. Good job. The Eagles’ subsequent third down was Hurts throwing a hospital ball to Kenny Gainwell, who dropped it earlier than taking an enormous shot wanting the sticks anyway. Hurts in all probability ought to’ve ran it himself. Punt.
  • On Third-and-4, Javon Hargrave beat his blocker clear off the road of scrimmage and got here up the center to sack Sam Darnold. Been such a beast. Sixth sack in his fifth recreation, placing him 0.5 shy of matching his single-season profession excessive. Actually huge play to pressure a three-and-out.
  • Hurts had a clear pocket after play-action however didn’t see something down the sphere and threw the ball away. The Eagles ran a display to Quez Watkins nevertheless it failed with Reagor getting shoved again into the backfield. Holding on Jordan Mailata set the Eagles again to Third-and-20. Then Siposs shanked a punt for under 16 yards with a Panthers particular teamer bearing down on him for a block. Terrible possesion.
  • DJ Moore gave himself up within the backfield and Singleton hit him anyway to carry up one other penalty. So dumb. The Panthers drove to discipline objective vary earlier than Darnold received sacked by Josh Sweat. The Panthers’ 43-yard discipline objective try was good. EAGLES 3, PANTHERS 13.
  • One other unhealthy resolution by Reagor the kick returner as he fielded the ball three yards in the long run zone and introduced it out to the 16 as a substitute of beginning on the 25-yard line. The misplaced discipline place damage, too, as catastrophe struck subsequent. A excessive shotgun snap by Jason Kelce went over Hurts’ outstretched arms and into the Eagles’ personal finish zone. As an alternative of diving on the ball, Hurts tried to select it up and was very fortunate the ball went out of bounds for a security as a substitute of recovered for a Panthers landing. EAGLES 3, PANTHERS 15.
  • The Panthers received to the Eagles’ 46-yard line however determined to punt on 4th-and-2. A present from Matt Rhule.
  • The Eagles took over at their very own 16-yard line with 0:31 left on the clock. Completions to Reagor and Smith took the Eagles to their very own 48-yard line with 0:20 on the clock and one timeout remaining. The Eagles received a free play with the Panthers leaping offside and Hurts did effectively to acknowledge it … however threw the ball out of bounds. On a free play. Dangerous. Hurts had a pleasant completion to Smith over the center to place the Eagles at Carolina’s 40-yard line with Philly calling their closing timeout. The Eagles ran a play for a shorter discipline objective try however Ertz was coated so Hurts threw it out of bounds. He missed a possibility to hit a large open Quez Watkins for a landing there, which he knew primarily based on his physique language. Expensive. Elliott simply made the 58-yard discipline objective. EAGLES 6, PANTHERS 15.

THIRD QUARTER

  • Steve Nelson broke up a Third-and-10 go to Robby Anderson to pressure a punt.
  • Good blocking from the punt return workforce left Reagor with lots of open discipline to select up a 22-yard return. Internet acquire of solely 25 yards for Carolina on their punt. Smith caught a go from Hurts for a primary down after which instantly had it punched out for a fumble. Naturally, Jeremy Chinn had the restoration. Exhausting in charge DeVonta on the fumble, only a actually good punch by Jackson.
  • Cox picked up his first sack in 301 days to pressure a Panthers three-and-out.
  • The Eagles turned the ball over on back-to-back performs with Hurts lastly airing it out deep solely to overthrow Ertz and get picked off by Donte Jackson. Yikes.
  • The Eagles received the ball again with Slay notching ANOTHER choose, his second of the day. Darnold certain isn’t good.
  • The Eagles went three-and-out after Mailata gave up sacks to Haason Reddick on back-to-back performs. Robust spot for him taking part in by way of damage and out of place.
  • Hargrave pressured Darnold into an incompletion, JUST missed a sack. The Panthers lined up for a discipline objective however turned it right into a shock punt. It went for a touchback for a web acquire of 20 yards for Carolina. Not the perfect for them.
  • Hurts aired it out deep to a large open Quez Watkins and hit him for a 53-yard acquire. The Eagles’ greatest huge play menace. Hurts focused Smith with a throw into the tip zone and the rookie receiver drew a go interference penalty on Donte Jackson. Hurts snuck it in for the landing. Hey, a profitable conversion from 1st-and-goal on the 1-yard line this time! It’s a ball recreation! EAGLES 12, PANTHERS 15.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Panthers pounded the rock to maneuver into Eagles territory however their drive stalled out with Genard Avery (!) arising with a deal with for loss. The Panthers settled for a 50-yard discipline objective make. EAGLES 13, PANTHERS 18.
  • 14-yard acquire by Hurts after the quarterback stored the ball on a learn. The Eagles drove to Third-and-4 from Carolina’s 39-yard line. The Eagles lined up and appeared confused and Hurts underthrew Gainwell on a wheel route. Sirianni went for it on 4th-and-4 and Ertz couldn’t catch a ball that was a little bit far out forward of him. Wanted a greater throw there.
  • The Panthers went three-and-out after Anderson dropped a primary down conversion. T.J. Edwards got here up huge by blocking the Panthers’ punt for a Shaun Bradley restoration! Bizarre how he didn’t attempt to scoop and rating, although.
  • The Eagles took over at Carolina’s 27-yard line. Hurts hit Dallas Goedert over the center for a 21 yards to carry up goal-to-go. Goedert dropped a would-be landing on first down. Hurts stored the ball on a learn on second down and ran it into the tip zone for the go-ahead landing! Hurts pulled out the outdated Cam Newton Superman celebration. The Eagles went for the two-point conversion and Hurts evaded a blitzing defender to seek out an open Smith behind the tip zone for 2! Nice job by the offense to come back up huge within the clutch. EAGLES 21, PANTHERS 18.
  • The Panthers took over with 2:38 left within the recreation and three timeouts to work with. Carolina received to Third-and-15 and Darnold hit Anderson for a primary down. Ugh. Cox drew a holding penalty after which Steve Nelson got here up with a choose!
  • Miles Sanders inexplicably ran out of bounds to cease the clock. He made up for it on the subsequent play with an 18-yard run for a primary down the place he stayed in. However then he ran out of bounds AGAIN on a loss. WTF. The Eagles took Sanders out and changed him with Gainwell, who ran and stayed in. The Eagles received to Third-and-1 and Hurts stored the ball on an possibility run to select up a tricky first down on the bottom. Sport!

LINEUP NOTES

  • Jalen Reagor, not Quez Watkins, was the opening kick returner.
  • Beginning offensive line from left to proper: Andre Dillard, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, Jack Driscoll, Jordan Mailata. As anticipated.

INJURIES

  • Pam Oliver mentioned one thing about Fletcher Cox being carted into the locker room for an X-ray at halftime. However he didn’t noticeably miss any taking part in time. Odd.
  • Derek Barnett received banged up early within the third quarter. He got here again in.

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