The Carolina Panthers return to Bank of America Stadium for a Week 5 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carolina enters this week with a 3-1 record after suffering its first lost of the season last Sunday at Dallas by a score of 36-28. The Panthers are tied with Tampa Bay for the best
record in the NFC South this season. Carolina’s +31 point differential (97 PF, 66 PA) is the fifth-best margin by any team this year.
Philadelphia comes to Carolina with a 1-3 record. The Eagles won their season opener against Atlanta, but have since been defeated by San Francisco, Dallas and Kansas
About the Panthers
- QB Sam Darnold tallied two rushing touchdowns Sunday, his first career game with multiple rushing scores. Darnold’s league-leading five rushing touchdowns this year are the most ever by a QB in the first four games of a season in the Super Bowl era. He finished with 301 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions and a passer rating of 85.5. Darnold is the first QB in franchise history with three straight games of 300+ passing yards. His performance marked the fourth time in team history (QB Cam Newton did it three times) that a quarterback rushed for two scores and threw for two more.
- WR DJ Moore led the team with 8 receptions, 113 receiving yards (14.1 avg.) and 2 touchdowns against the Cowboys. Sunday’s game marked just the second time in his career that he recorded 100+ receiving yards in consecutive games (Weeks 9 & 10 of 2019 season). It marked the 11th game of his career with 100+ receiving yards and 3rd career multi-touchdown performance. Through four games, Moore ranks 4th in the NFL with 398 receiving yards in 2021. Moore has totaled 30 receptions this season, tied for the 2nd-most in the league. His 30 catches are the most by any Panthers player through the first four games of a season.
- Rookie RB Chuba Hubbard logged the first start of his career, filling in for an injured Christian McCaffrey. Hubbard recorded a team-high 57 rushing yards on 13 attempts (4.4 yards per attempt). He added 14 yards through the air giving him 71 scrimmage yards on 15 touches to finish the game.
- CBs A.J. Bouye and CJ Henderson made their first appearances in a Panthers uniform in Sunday’s game playing 80 and 30 percent of snaps, respectively. Both players recorded three tackles during their first action with Carolina.
- Carolina’s offense was 100% in red zone efficiency on Sunday, scoring a touchdown on all four red zone drives. This marked the 10th game in team history that the Panthers had four or more red zone drives and scored a touchdown each time.
- Through four games this season, the Panthers are averaging a 34:48 time of possession per game, the highest mark in the NFL. Carolina has totaled 98 first downs, tied for 4th in the NFL.
- DE Brian Burns has 6 sacks in his past 6 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with PD. LB Haason Reddick has 12 sacks & 7 FFs in his past 8. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with Carolina with 1.5+ sacks.
About the Eagles
- Jalen Hurts has registered the 3rd-most total yards (2,462) by an NFL QB in their first eight career starts, trailing only Cam Newton (2,603) and Patrick Mahomes (2,591) in that category. Hurts ranks 5th in the NFL in 10+ yard plays (54), behind Ryan Tannehill (57), Derek Carr (57), Tom Brady (55) and Daniel Jones (55). He (1,167 passing, 226 rushing) and Lamar Jackson (1,077 passing, 279 rushing) are the only NFL QBs to produce 1,000+ passing yards and 200+ rushing yards this season.
- DeVonta Smith leads the Eagles in receptions (18) and receiving yards (237). His 18 catches and 237 yards are the 2nd-most ever by an Eagles WR in their first four career games, trailing only DeSean Jackson in 2008 (22 receptions, 327 yards).
- Quez Watkins ranks 1st in the NFL with a 21.9 receiving average (min. 10 receptions). He is one of only two NFL players averaging more than 20.0 yards per reception (also Henry Ruggs – 21.2).
- Dallas Goedert leads all NFL TEs in receiving average (14.5) and receiving first-down percentage (84.6%) (min. 10 receptions).
- Javon Hargrave is tied for the 2nd-most sacks (5.0) in the NFL (ranks 1st among NFL DTs), trailing only Myles Garrett (6.0). He is the first NFL DT to post at least 5.0 sacks in the first four games of the season since Geno Atkins in 2012, as well as the first Eagles player to do so since Jason Babin in 2011 (7.0).
- TE Zach Ertz had season-high 6 receptions for 60 yards in Week 4. Had 9 receptions for 138 yards in last meeting. Had 2 receiving touchdowns in last road meeting.
- TE Dallas Goedert had season high 5 catches for 56 yards & 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Had rec. TD in last meeting.
- DT Javon Hargrave had 6 tackles & sack last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFC (DANIELLE HUNTER & CHANDLER JONES) with 5 sacks in 2021. Aims for his 5th in row with 6+ tackles.
- LB Eric Wilson led team with 10 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week.
- RB Miles Sanders has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Since 2019, ranks 3rd among RBs with 4.9 yards per rush attempt (min. 300 atts.).
- Rookie RB Kenneth Gainwell set career highs in receptions (6) & scrimmage yards (89) in Week 4 & had 2nd-career rush TD last week.
- Panthers WR DJ Moore is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and attended Imhotep Charter HS.
- Panthers TE Colin Thompson is a native of Doylestown, Pa.
- Eagles WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is a native of Roebuck, S.C. and attended Dorman HS.
- Eagles OL Landon Dickerson is a native of Hudson, N.C. and attended South Caldwell HS.
- Eagles DT Javon Hargrave is a native of Salisbury, N.C. and attended North Rowan HS. Hargrave played his collegiate years at South Carolina State from 2012-15.
- Eagles OL Brett Toth is a native of Charleston, S.C. and attended West Ashley HS.
- Eagles DE Tarron Jackson is a native of Aiken, S.C. and attended Silver Bluff HS. Jackson played his collegiate years at Coastal Carolina from 2016-20.
- Eagles CB Mac McCain III is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and attended Dudley HS. McCain III played his collegiate years at North Carolina A&T from 2016-20.
Panthers vs Eagles
- All-Time Series: 12 total matchups | Philadelphia leads the series 7-5
- Last Regular Season Game: 10/21/18 | Carolina 21 @ Philadelphia 17
- Series Record In Games at Carolina: Carolina is 2-3 in home games vs. Philadelphia
How to Watch
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver
Live Stream: Panthers.com
Radio: WBT-AM 1110 AM in Charlotte market; On The Call: Mick Mixon, Jake Delhomme, Jim Szoke, Kristen Balboni