Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Mark Sanchez made his Philadelphia
debut in style, as he threw two touchdown passes and the Eagles defense did
the rest in a 45-21 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.
Starting for the first time due to Nick Foles being down with an injury,
Sanchez was 20-of-37 for 332 yards. He signed with the Eagles (7-2) in the
offseason after a tumultuous run with the New York Jets.
Philadelphia’s defense, though, was all over Cam Newton throughout the game,
totaling eight sacks, picking him off three times and causing him to fumble
twice, losing one.
Darren Sproles contributed two scores in the contest, one on the ground and
another on a punt return to help Philadelphia win its second straight game.
Newton had a pair of touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin in the fourth quarter
and finished the game 25-of-40 for 306 yards for the Panthers (3-6-1), who
have dropped four straight since a tie against Cincinnati in Week 6.