The Philadelphia Eagles have emerged as a real contender in the NFC, improving to 5-1 after a 28-23 win over the Carolina Panthers. Carson Wentz threw for three touchdowns and Cam Newton tossed three interceptions as the Panthers fell to 4-2. Newton and the Panthers appeared to have the upper hand in the first half, taking a 10-3 lead while the defense endlessly tormented Carson Wentz. However, Luke Kuechly left late in the second quarter with a concussion, and that seemingly changed the game. Wentz tied things up after Fletcher Cox caused an interception by tipping Newton’s pass at the line of scrimmage. In the second half, the Eagles pulled away while the Panthers’ offense withered and died.