Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012
Panthers-Eagles: What to watch
Can either team clean up its act?
|Carolina at Philadelphia|
|When: 8:30 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 12 Panthers-Eagles matchup.
- Both offenses must protect the football: Despite their problems, both of these offenses are capable of moving the ball. However, neither seems to be able to finish drives, with penalties, turnovers and missed blocking assignments usually to blame. Interceptions and fumbles have plagued Panthers QB Cam Newton, although he played a clean game in Week 11. Eagles rookie QB Nick Foles seems to be a turnover waiting to happen, and Michael Vick's problems have been well-documented. This has the look of a low-scoring game, and field position will likely be critical. Carolina has a potentially good run game, and that can allow Newton to not have to make every play, but the same cannot be said for the Eagles.
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