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Monday Night Football: Panthers at Eagles

Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles (3, 40.5)

Two teams with lofty aspirations at the onset of the season will meet on Monday night with little on the line - aside from the potential employment of their respective head coaches. The Philadelphia Eagles will look to snap their six-game losing skid when they welcome the Carolina Panthers to the City of Brotherly Love. Long-time coach Andy Reid has been taken to task in the local newspapers and sports talk shows after the Eagles went through the motions in a 31-6 loss to NFC East-rival Washington on Sunday.

Carolina squandered an 11-point lead with five minutes remaining in regulation en route to a 27-21 overtime loss to NFC South rival Tampa Bay. The loss prompted many in the local media to pepper coach Ron Rivera with questions about his job security. With former general manager Marty Hurney getting the boot earlier in the season, Rivera will likely need a strong finish to improve his standing.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE:
Panthers -3 O/U: 40.5

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the high-30s with partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out of the west at 5 mph.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (2-8): Cam Newton has come under fire during his sophomore season - both for his performance and his perceived indifference to it all. The former Heisman Trophy winner is struggling, but could find the waters smooth against a battered Eagles pass defense. Newton has formed a nice bond with tight end Greg Olsen, who has scored in two of his last three games versus Philadelphia.

ABOUT THE EAGLES (3-7):
With the outcome of last Sunday's game no longer in doubt, LeSean McCoy carried the ball in the waning moments and suffered a concussion that could sideline him versus the Panthers. McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick have yet to practice this week and will likely watch rookies Bryce Brown and Nick Foles continue in their place. Foles tossed interceptions on his first two possessions versus Washington and the game quickly unraveled.

TRENDS:

* Over is 6-1-1 in Eagles’ last eight home games.
* Over is 4-1-1 in Eagles' last six Monday games.
* Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Rivera was a linebackers coach under Reid in Philadelphia from 1999-2003. In addition, Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott held the same post with the Eagles after Jim Johnson passed away in 2009.

2. Philadelphia has defeated Carolina in three straight since falling to the Panthers in the 2004 NFC Championship game.

3. Should McCoy sit out, Brown would make his first start since his senior year in high school.

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Posted by QMICH
2 years ago

WONDER HOW MUCH DANCING THAT LEPRECHAUN IS DOING TODAY?
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Posted by dcs245
2 years ago

Here's some reasons to actually watch this trash game tonight (and yes gambling purposes is one) http://www.3dphillysports.com/2012/11/monday-quick-hits-reasons-to-actually.html
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Posted by Mick960
2 years ago

It is a free pick from the Master so I allow myself to publish it here. I hope I'm not out of line here and he's not gonna get mad at me: Another game I have been waiting for. And not because I am a fan of any of those teams. No. By now you already know I am a Giants fan and they have given lots of satisfaction to me. To you as well. How is this game at all interesting and worth watching? Two very bad teams under a terrible coaching with both coaches already knowing they won't be there next season. Players who already know they do not have to play for a coach or the team but preserve themselves for the next year's contracts. The fans of a home team that are expected to support an opposing team to let their anger be known. So, how can this game even be capped? Right? W R O N G!!! This must one of the easiest games to cap and I will tell you why: this is NFL. The employer of all the teams and the coaches, and the officials is called NFL. As an organization dedicated to entertainment first of all (which is quite profitable of course) - there is no way for drama not to unfold. NFL is also closely working with Vegas and the last thing they want is an easy winner on MNF. And if the Panthers win and cover - every Tom, person and Harry will be on a winning side fading 1-8-1 ATS team with no motivation which opened at home being a 1 point underdog and is now 3 point underdog to Cam Newton's Panthers. Sounds like it is not the Panthers but the mighty Giants (which by the way the Eagles beat - their last win actually). It is so easy to pick the Panthers here - it is sickening. Ok, so if there would be some hand washes the hand thing between the teams - how would it exactly work? Ha, you forgot about the joint family dinners NFL coaches have night before the game? And who are the coaches? Reid and Rivera (Reid's linebackers coach 1999-2003 who owes to Reid big for propelling him into major NFL position). To say it short - I don't care who is going to play for the teams and what is the atmosphere in Phillie - this game has two things written all over it - the Eagles covering, and in order for it to happen - since the rookie QB can't compete with Newton - Under.
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Posted by Parlayed
2 years ago

Hot Dogs (Cam Newton), love the limelight . That combined with a 3rd stringer takin' the snaps for Philly, public bet or not, I'm goin' with Carolina. ML.
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Posted by Mike650i
2 years ago

Everyone and their dog is on the Panthers tonight. This is an Eagles team that was favored at home against the Falcons just a month ago. Clearly the Eagles offense is in disarray, but the Panthers are terrible too. Game should probably be a pick'em, not Philly +3 (or more). If you need any more evidence that the public is on the Panthers, check out the betting trends at Sportsbetting.ag or the marketplace at SportsTradex.com (where some people were selling the Eagles at just 5% to win). Both show how much the public has turned on Philadelphia.
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Posted by QMICH
2 years ago

FUKIN AWFUL FOOTBALL GAME WITH TWO TEAMS THAT HAVE ALREADY PACKED IT IN FOR THE SEASON!
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Posted by ShadowWarrior
2 years ago

Under to me.
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Posted by greekbanker
2 years ago

The Panthers win this one, as they will get enough pressure against one of the weakest o-lines in the league at the moment.
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Posted by greekbanker
2 years ago

The Panthers win this one, as they will get enough pressure against one of the weakest o-lines in the league at the moment.
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Posted by greekbanker
2 years ago

What a worse comment...
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Posted by CRS
2 years ago

This game should be banned from TV.
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Posted by Mick960
2 years ago

"It is a free pick from the Master so I allow myself to publish it here. I hope I'm not out of line here and he's not gonna get mad at me: Another game I have been waiting for. And not because I am a fan of any of those teams. No. By now you already k..."