3 winners and 3 losers from Panthers loss vs. the Eagles in Week 5

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Chuba Hubbard – RB

On a day where there weren’t many bright spots on offense, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Chuba Hubbard made his second-straight start in place of the injured Christian McCaffrey and put together some solid numbers.

Despite some tackles that he should’ve broken, Hubbard finished the day with a career-high 101 rushing yards on 24 carries and also contributed 33 receiving yards.

He became the first rookie Panthers running back since Jonathan Stewart in 2008 to rush for 100 yards in a game against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that was leading the league in rushing yards allowed prior to the game.

Hubbard did have a drop early in the contest, but he bounced back and filled in quite nicely for McCaffrey – although the All-Pro was sorely missed once again by quarterback Sam Darnold.

Considering this was likely his last start with McCaffrey expected to return next week against the Minnesota Vikings, Hubbard proved that he’s got a bright future in the league depending on how it shakes out.

With Carolina likely to limit McCaffrey’s workload with his recent injuries, Hubbard proved his worth.