The Carolina Panthers return to home soil for their next regular-season outing against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. Matt Rhule’s men must bounce back quickly after a loss at the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, which might have ended 36-28 but felt much more convincing thanks in no small part to a disappointing third-quarter performance.
This will be the first real test of character for the Panthers, who’ve made a promising start to the campaign outside of their Week 4 defeat. Philadelphia is a team currently going through a period of transition themselves with new quarterback Jalen Hurts, so it represents a good chance to return to the win column.
Taking the Eagles lightly would be a mistake. But Carolina clearly has enough talent at their disposal to get the job done even without Christian McCaffrey and Jaycee Horn.
Every NFL team tastes defeat at some stage. How the Panthers cope with adversity and pull together will tell us plenty about their prospects for the remaining 13 games.
Panthers vs Eagles Odds Week 5
The Week 5 betting odds on WynnBET have the Panthers as 4.5-point favorites at Bank of America Stadium. They have -210 money line odds, while the Eagles are the underdog at +180.
The total for the game is set at an over/under of 47.0 points.
Panthers vs Eagles Prediction Week 5
Much will obviously depend on how Carolina adjusts to some glaring problems on its roster in the coming days. If they do this sufficiently, then there is every chance they can get themselves to 4-1 and start looking ahead with cautious optimism once again.
The Dallas defeat was disappointing, but it’s easy to forget that it’s just one contest and there is a lot of football to be played. Philadelphia’s defensive front is no joke, however, so the protection needs to raise their game accordingly and not remain a weak and obvious link.
Plenty of factors come into play, but if Carolina performs as they can and the defense returns to the force seen throughout the first three weeks, then a 30-17 victory could be possible.