It was a bad night for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers as they halted at the hands of an impressive Philadelphia Eagles defense in their 45-21 victory.
It was a tough night for Newton as the Carolina Quarterback was sacked a career high nigh times.
The Eagles scored 45 points as Quarterback Mark Sanchez and Runningback Darren Sproles both had record making nights.
Despite a big performance on the offense, it was Philadelphia's defense who shined brightest and won the game for the Eagles.
The Philadelphia defense forced five turnovers with three interceptions and two fumbles which severely damaged Carolina's performance.
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With Carolina's final drive of the first half, the Philadelphia defence showed their toughness forcing the drive to end with two sacks and an interception on three consecutive plays.
Connor Barwin got 3.5 sacks on Newton tonight as the Eagles defense rallied to limit the Panthers to two scoreless quarters.
The Eagles also became the first team since the 1998 Kansas City Chiefs with at least nine sacks and five takeaways in a single game.
Newton still impresses
Despite being sacked a career high nine times and fumbling the ball twice, Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton still managed an impressive night.
He threw three interceptions with the first on just Carolina's fourth play of the game after they had already fumbled once.
Despite that, Newton still threw two touchdown passes and over 300 yards on a very mixed night for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Newton hit rookie Wide Receiver Kelvin Benjamin twice in the fourth quarter to bring his teams score up with a combined 61 yards on each touchdown pass.
Newton put up impressive numbers despite a very tough night offensively with 'Why is Cam' trending on Twitter in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers fans were visibly confused about why Newton was kept in the game as the gap stood at 38 points before Newton threw two touchdowns.
Record making Eagles
It was a great night for two Eagles in particular as Quarterback Mark Sanchez threw over 300 yards, had multiple touchdown passes and no turnovers, all in one game for the first time in his career.
Sanchez also led the Eagles to become the first team to score 45 points in a Quarterback's first start with the team since 1994 When Jim Harbaugh did it against the Houston Oilers.
Runningback Darren Sproles had a great night as for the first time in his career he had both a touchdown run and a return touchdown in the same game.
The Eagles moved to 14-3 in their last 17 regular season games and are now tied with the Arizona Cardinals for the best record in that time.
They will need all the offensive prowess and defensive power they can muster next week as they travel to the Green Bay Packers in a clash of the NFC heavyweights.
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