Grading the Carolina Panthers for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles:
C Quarterback: Cam Newton attempted a career-high 52 passes had three interceptions, but none were his fault. Newton certainly did not have a great game. But he was the only part of the running game that worked, as he gained 71 of the team’s 80 rushing yards.
D Running backs: Only Christian McCaffrey (10 catches and his second TD reception) saved this group from an F. Jonathan Stewart had a stat line that looked like a typo: Eight carries for minus-4 yards. Stewart also dropped a pass that was picked off by the Eagles deep in Panthers’ territory. No bueno.
D Receivers: Kelvin Benjamin caught nine passes for 99 yards, but he also had a drop and appeared to cut his route short on Newton’s final interception. Devin Funchess also had a drop and wasn’t much of a factor. The longest completion was a 20-yarder to Funchess.
F Offensive line: The run blocking has been abysmal the past two games, with linebackers screaming through the gaps to bury Stewart and McCaffrey behind the line of scrimmage. Trai Turner got pushed for much of the game, and backup center Tyler Larsen gave up a sack to Fletcher Cox.