CAROLINA over Philadelphia by 8

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Ku­dos to the Panthers. After fail­ing to make the playoffs un­der the moniker of “Su­per Bowl loser” last year, they ap­pear headed back to the post­sea­son this cam­paign, thanks largely to a de­fense that has sti­fled no less than three foes while hold­ing them to sea­son-low yards this year. More im­por­tant, QB Cam New­ton fi­nally ap­pears to be healthy. That’s good news tonight as Carolina is fol­low­ing con­sec­u­tive away games. On the flip side, the dog is 1-5 ATS the last six games in this se­ries, while the Ea­gles are

against non-di­vi­sion foes on Thurs­days. And ac­cord­ing to sources in Philadelphia: key cog OL Lane John­son is in con­cus­sion pro­to­col and Philly’s num­ber of sacks have more than dou­bled when he’s not in there. The bot­tom line is it does not bode well for the Green Birds on a short travel week and against a Panthers’ de­fense that’s hit­ting on all cylin­ders. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15

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