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Tonight’s game

Carolina at Philadelphia

Time: 8:30 (ESPN)

Records: Panthers (2-8), Eagles (3-7)

The skinny: Panthers coach Ron Rivera was linebackers coach under Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 1999-2003. … Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott spent 12 seasons with Eagles, including two years as defensive coordinator after Jim Johnson passed away in 2009. … Eagles have won three straight meetings since Panthers beat them in Philadelphia in 2004 NFC title game. … QB Cam Newton only player in NFL history with 6,000 yards passing, 30 TDs passing, 1,000 yards rushing and 15 TDs rushing in first two NFL seasons. ... ... WR Steve Smith and TE Greg Olsen have TD catches in two of last three games vs. Eagles. ... Eagles QB Michael Vick 6-3 vs. Panthers, but status uncertain because of concussion that forced him to miss last week’s game. ... If RB LeSean McCoy doesn’t play because of concussion, rookie Bryce Brown will make first start since senior year in high school in 2009.

– Associated Press

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