Tonight's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles could be one of the best games of the year.
No, that's not a typo.
Two of the NFC's best are going at it this evening.
The Carolina Panthers are coming in red-hot after outlasting two tough teams, the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions. More importantly, Cam Newton out-dueled the greatest QB of all time, Tom Brady, and the highest paid player in NFL history, Matthew Stafford, in back to back weeks.
Suddenly, Cam is on his way back to looking like the guy who took NFL MVP honors in 2015.
The Eagles have outscored their opponents 41-3 in the 1st quarter, the best scoring margin in the NFL (+38).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2017
While Philadelphia's wins are largely over scrubs (Cardinals, Giants, Redskins and Chargers), don't let anyone tell you they're not legit.
Two top NFC contenders clash on TNF. What do the Panthers' and Eagles' recent history ATS predict for the matchup? https://t.co/2FBy8wPCw8— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 11, 2017
Facing Brady and Stafford in back-to-back games, then not having a second to catch their breath as the Eagles swoop in on a short week?
Thursday night's aren't supposed to be this fun, folks-- keep your eyes trained on this one. Pole position in the NFC is on the line, h