PHILADELPHIA — Mark Sanchez shook off a decay and had one of a best games of his career in his initial start in dual years.
Sanchez threw for 332 yards and dual touchdowns, a invulnerability dominated and a Philadelphia Eagles kick a Carolina Panthers 45-21 Monday night.
Sanchez started his initial diversion given Dec. 30, 2012 for Nick Foles, who pennyless his collarbone final week. He looked improved than he did when he was a authorization quarterback for a New York Jets.
“After personification for a while, we learn a lot,” Sanchez said. “I’ve done copiousness of mistakes and harm a team. The many critical thing was holding caring of a football, communicating good and executing. If we do that, generally we’ll be successful. There are still copiousness of things to purify adult though. By no means was this perfect.”
Sanchez had never thrown for some-more than 265 yards though an interception and had some-more yards flitting in a diversion only 3 times in 4 seasons with a Jets.
Darren Sproles had dual touchdowns — a 65-yard punt lapse and 8-yard run. Bradley Fletcher returned an interception 34 yards for a TD and Jordan Matthews had 138 yards receiving and dual TDs.
The Eagles (7-2) stayed on tip in a NFC East. They’re perplexing to repeat as multiplication champions though Foles.
The Panthers (3-6-1) frequency demeanour like a group that won a NFC South final year. They’ve mislaid 4 in a quarrel and already have authorised some-more points in 10 games than they did in 2013. Making things worse, Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted off a margin late in a third quarter.
“We’ve got to do things better,” Panthers manager Ron Rivera said. “I have to manager better, coaches have to manager better, we have to use improved and afterwards go out and play better. And we’re going to do it together as a team.”
Some things we schooled in a Eagles’ subjection over a Panthers:
CAM’S KRYPTONITE: Newton had never been sacked some-more than 7 times in his career before a Eagles got him 9 times. Conor Barwin had 3 1/2 sacks and Brandon Graham had 1 1/2. The Panthers had dual of their 3 harmed starters behind in a lineup, though couldn’t strengthen their quarterback.
“I’m great, that’s not going to be a daze for me,” Newton said. “Yeah, we got strike a lot today, though it’s all in a game. We’re not personification ballet, we’re not using lane or anything. This is a earthy competition that we sealed adult for, and we know, I’ll be prepared to go.”
BARWIN’S BREAKOUT: Barwin already has 10 1/2 sacks, one bashful of his career-best. He has dual three-sack games and is substantiating himself as one of a premier linebackers in a league.
“We wanted to keep Cam in a container and if we didn’t, we didn’t wish him to go north, we only wanted him to go easterly and west and we did that,” Barwin said. “Nobody gave him a hole to rush through. Everyone stayed trained and he didn’t unequivocally know where to go when he attempted to escape.”
SCORING MACHINE: The touchdowns by Sproles and Fletcher gave a Eagles 9 by a special teams and defense. That’s a authorization record. The Eagles have scored an offensive, defensive and special teams TD in a same diversion twice.
“Just an superb opening by all 3 phases,” Sanchez said.
AIR JORDAN: Matthews, a second-round pick, has filled in easily as a container receiver after a Eagles expelled Jason Avant, who plays for Carolina. He has 5 TDs, including a span of two-touchdown performances.
“When your manager and quarterback both trust we and have your back, we have to have theirs, too,” Matthews said. “I knew we had to go out there and make plays.”
PLAYOFFS? PLAYOFFS? The Panthers missed an event to pierce into initial place forward of a New Orleans Saints (4-5). They’re still right in a brew in a multiplication notwithstanding going 1-6-1 given a 2-0 start.
“It does give we some hope, though we’re using out of time utterly honestly,” Rivera said.
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