3 winners and 3 losers from Panthers loss vs. the Eagles in Week 5
Who were the big winners and losers from the Carolina Panthers’ Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles?
Somehow, someway, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles at home on Sunday in what should’ve been an easy win based on how poorly the visiting team played in the first half.
The Panthers led 15-6 at halftime and had every opportunity on offense, thanks to a stellar defensive performance, to extend the lead. But constant mistakes and another poor third quarter allowed Philadelphia to come back and give Carolina a brutal loss.
In the third quarter, the Panthers managed to just score one field goal, allowing the Eagles to keep it close before they ultimately took the lead for the first time with just under three minutes remaining in the game.
The Carolina offensive line, which we’ll discuss, continued to be a disaster, Sam Darnold looked awful and every time the defense tried to give the Panthers a chance, they didn’t capitalize on it.
After starting the season 3-0, Carolina went all-in with trades for cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and C.J. Henderson but after two-straight losses, they’re now 3-2, tied with the New Orleans Saints and a game back behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South.
This game was a tough one to swallow for Panthers fans, so here is a look at three winners and three losers.