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NFL Monday night preview: Panthers at Eagles

Philadelphia enters the game with six consecutive losses while Carolina has lost six close games this season.

November 25, 2012|By Lance Pugmire
  • Eagles Coach Andy Reid (center) talks to rookie quarterback Nick Foles during the second half of their game last week.
Eagles Coach Andy Reid (center) talks to rookie quarterback Nick Foles… (Harry E. Walker / McClatchy-Tribune )

Carolina (2-8) at Philadelphia (3-7)

Time: 5:30 PST | TV: ESPN

Story line: A six-game losing streak has all but sealed the firing of Eagles Coach Andy Reid, who said last week he won't resign. Reid's former assistant Ron Rivera is under similar fire because the Panthers have lost six close games, including last week when they blew a fourth-quarter lead against Tampa Bay. The Eagles get the benefit of playing at home but will be without QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy (concussions).

Panthers said: "You can't worry about who is going to go and who is going to stay. That is for the front office to decide. But I'm going to fight with Coach until the end. No matter what he does, I'm going to ride with him." — Charles Johnson, defensive end

Eagles said: "I know we're letting the fans down and the city down. . . . I completely understand that. I feel it from the football team, our coaches and players. There are no excuses for it." — Reid

Bottom line: Carolina has led in the fourth quarter of four of its losses. . . . Philadelphia rookie QB Nick Foles will need to improve upon last week's 21-for-46, two-interception showing.

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