Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly would’ve loved to have quarterback Mark Sanchez on his team when he was coaching the University of Oregon Ducks. Sanchez, playing for Pete Carroll at the time at USC, was a bitter foe. Tonight Kelly finally gets to start Sanchez as the Eagles take on the Panthers on MNF. If you’re not near a TV for the ESPN broadcast, you can watch Monday Night Football online free Carolina Panthers Philadelphia Eagles live stream as well.
Sanchez gets his first nod as the starting QB tonight, as Nick Foles misses his first full game with a broken collarbone. In some respects Sanchez is a better fit for Kelly’s offensive scheme, mostly because he’s more mobile than Foles. As a result, Kelly may give Sanchez more flexibility to move as we watch the Eagles game live online free tonight on MNF.
However, the Eagles also have star running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy’s productivity picked up last week against the Texans, as Kelly called 31 running plays in the final three quarters. Although Foles went down and Sanchez came in, it was McCoy who carried the Eagles to their 31-21 win.
Tonight’s MNF game may see the Philadelphia Eagles calling many of their plays on the ground, with the Panthers defense allowing almost 132 yards rushing per game. Conversely, the Eagles D allows 256.2 passing yards, 23rd in the NFL, which could open the door for Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.
Newton has struggled this year behind a banged-up offensive line that’s kept tight end Greg Olsen on the block rather than going long for passes. Newton has completed less than 50 percent of his passes during the past three games, including an abysmal 10-for-28, 151-yard and one-interception performance last Sunday against the Saints. If he finds his groove while RB Jonathan Stewart (Kelly’s RB at Oregon) continues his four-game improvement, Carolina has a chance to win on MNF tonight.
Here are some game preview tidbits as you prepare to watch Monday Night Football online free Carolina Panthers Philadelphia Eagles live stream. Tonight’s Panthers / Eagles MNF game is also on TV on ESPN.
- Kickoff for Panthers vs Eagles Monday Night Football: 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
- Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field (the Eagles are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread for tonight’s MNF Panthers vs Eagles game: the Eagles are 6-point favorites
- Live stream on ESPN here
- Watch live online on DirecTV: here (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)