Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/10/2021

by Big Al Staff

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, October 10, 2021
Venue:  Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Eagles +4, Panthers -4; Over/Under:  44.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Eagles +4, Panthers -4; Over/Under:  45 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Eagles +4, Panthers -4; Over/Under:  44.5 points
 

Season Record

Philadelphia Eagles:  1-3 (3rd place, NFC East)
Carolina Panthers:  3-1 (2nd place, NFC South)
 
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Philadelphia Eagles:  lost at home on Oct. 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs 42-30.
Carolina Panthers:  lost on the road on Oct. 3 against the Dallas Cowboys 36-28.
 
 
 

Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

The Eagles are coming into this game with a 1-3 record overall and they are 1-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They started their season off the right way with a win over the Atlanta Falcons but their season has quickly gone South as they have lost their last 3 games against the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Chiefs in their last game. Jalen Hurts played great in their last one as he completed 32/48 passes for 387 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing with 47 yards on 8 carries but they were not really able to run the ball much in that game. DeVonta Smith had a great day as he led the team in receiving with 122 yards on 7 receptions. Zach Ertz also had 60 receiving yards on 6 receptions, Kenneth Gainwell had 58 yards on 6 receptions as well, and Dallas Goedert had 5 catches for 56 yards and 1 TD. Eric Wilson led the defense with 6 solo tackles and 4 assisted ones along with the only interception for his team in that game. Alex Singleton also played well on defense with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones while Avonte Maddoz was right behind him with 5 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Javon Hargrave recorded the only sack for them in that game. They have scored 94 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 106 points against them. Their offense has accumulated 1,590 yards this season while their defense has allowed 1,417 yards against.
 
 

Carolina Panthers Analysis

The Panthers are coming into this game with a 3-1 record overall and they are 2-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their season started off great with a 3 game winning streak against the New York Jets, the New Orleans Saints, and the Houston Texans but that streak was snapped in their last game as they lost to the Dallas Cowboys. Sam Darnold played alright but he also struggled a lot at times in their last game as he completed 26/39 passes for 301 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Chuba Hubbard led the team in rushing with 57 yards on 13 carries while Darnold rushed for 35 yards himself and 2 touchdowns. They did not really get much of a run game going in that game though. D.J. Moore had a big day for the receiving corps as he led them with 113 yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 receptions. Brandon Zylstra had 63 yards receiving on 2 receptions as well. Jeremy Chinn led the defense with 5 solo tackles and 1 assisted one while Shaq Thompson was right behind him with 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. No one on the defense recorded a sack or an interception in that game. They have scored 97 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 66 points against them. Their offense has accumulated 1,550 yards this season and their defense has allowed 1,006 yards against them.
 
 

 

Eagles vs Panthers Prediction

The Panthers are suffering in their run game without Christian McCaffrey but they are throwing the ball more now and still managing to keep up as they scored 28 against Dallas last week in a game that the Cowboys were pulling away in. The Eagles have not had trouble scoring on offense or keeping up with teams either, it has been their defense that is sinking them. The Eagles have scored over 20 points and over 30 points in their last 2 games but their defense let them down by allowing over 40 points in both games. Considering how both of these offenses are moving the ball well and scoring a lot of points, the best bet to place in this game is on the over as there should be a lot of points scored from both sides here.
 
Eagles Panthers Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, October 10, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Panthers 38 Eagles 34.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Philadelphia Eagles: 74-66 O/U as a road underdog. 127-114 O/U in road games. 114-92 ATS as an underdog.
Carolina Panthers: 228-198 ATS in all games. 109-101 ATS in home games. 171-151 ATS against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Philadelphia Eagles:  J. Mailata (T) day-to-day - Knee injury. L. Johnson (T) day-to-day - Ankle injury. K. Wallace (S) Out indefinitely - Shoulder injury.
Carolina Panthers:  S. Thompson (LB) Ques Sun - Foot injury. P. Hoskins (DT) day-to-day - Personal. Y. Gross-Matos (DE) day-to-day - Ankle injury.
 

Players to Watch

 
Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts is one player to watch in this matchup. He leads his team in passing and in rushing yards and he is turning out to be a very good dual-threat QB in the NFL. His team is not winning games but the offense is sure playing well and scoring lots of points so look for him to keep making good plays as he tries to get some wins for his team.
 
Carolina Panthers: Sam Darnold is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in passing yards and in touchdowns scored this season. Ever since McCaffrey went out with an injury, he has been running the ball more himself and getting into the end zone. Look for him to keep grinding out the wins in their games and doing whatever it takes for him to get that win for his team.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"You're furious that you're 1-3. The self-inflicted wounds have got to stop." - Nick Sirianni after their loss to the Chiefs in their last game. 
 
 
"I think this was just a matter of what defenses want to do to us. If they want to show us certain looks, we're going to take advantage of it." - Sam Darnold on the way teams are defending them with no McCaffrey and what he is doing to get around them.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Philadelphia Eagles
WR Ward Jr., Greg 
WR Reagor, Jalen 
WR Smith, DeVonta 
TE ERTZ, ZACH
QB Hurts, Jalen 
RB Sanders, Miles 
 
Carolina Panthers
WR Moore, DJ 
WR Anderson, Robby 
TE Tremble, Tommy 
TE Thomas, Ian 
QB Darnold, Sam 
RB McCaffrey, Christian 
FB Ricci, Giovanni 

Statistical Leaders

 
Philadelphia Eagles
Passing: J. Hurts (1167)
Rushing: J. Hurts (226)
Receiving: D. Smith (237)
Touchdowns: K. Gainwell (2)
Sacks: T. Edwards (1)
Tackles: A. Singleton (18)
 
Carolina Panthers
Passing: S. Darnold (1189)
Rushing: C. McCaffrey (201)
Receiving: D. Moore (398)
Touchdowns: S. Darnold (5)
Sacks: H. Reddick (4.5)
Tackles: S. Thompson (16)
 
Coaches:
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Sirianni (1st season)
Carolina Panthers: Matt Rhule (2nd season)
 

Weather Forecast

76 degrees F partly cloudy, 84% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 8 mph wind speeds NE.


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