The season may be lost, but Carolina has a chance to prove to the world that they are better than their record. They actually have a good shot to that against a sputtering Eagles team. Carolina didn’t have the expectations that Philly had, but are still have just one less win than the proclaimed “dream team.” Ever since given that title after the 2011 offseason they have struggle mightily. After missing the playoffs last year they have begun this season with a 3-7 record and almost certainly another seat on the couch come playoff time. In fact, this game will face two coaches with hottest seats in November. At this point, I would say it is unlikely either is on the sidelines for their respective teams come next year.
For the Eagles, neither Vick or McCoy are likely to play in the game. Replacing Vick will be Nick Foles who is seemingly auditioning for a starting spot next year. Mike Vick was exceptional in 2010, but turnovers have caught up with him enough to leave many fans clamoring for the rookie Foles to take his job permanently. Foles didn’t help himself last week with an abysmal performance against a poor Washington secondary. That is good news for Carolina, who also has a poor secondary. The defense for Philly has already canned their coordinator Juan Castillo, but that has not improved their play as of late. They have a lot of talent on that side of the ball, but it has not resulted in many wins this season.
In what looked like a promising game before the year, this Monday Nights game has turned into a real dull matchup for the national stage. Still, Carolina will get to show off what talent they do have in this game and give their team a little confidence to finish out the year.