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3-2, 2nd in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The only player listed as out for the Panthers on Sunday's at Philadelphia is linebacker Andre Smith. Everyone else is healthy, so will be interesting inactive list.

Young has faith in Wentz, Eagles to beat Panthers (0:32)
Bruschi: Panthers rushing attack big vs. Eagles (0:45)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly didn't realize just how big and strong Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was until he faced him last year. Is Wentz back playing MVP-level football? ‘'He's back,'' Kuechly said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil (knee), who was placed on Injured reserve with a designation to return before the opener, is working on the side again today. He will eligible to return after eight games. It will be interesting what happens with Chris Clark playing reasonably well at left tackle. Meanwhile, DT Kyle Lové (shoulder) is practicing today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Olsen (foot) being limited on Wednesday is what coach Ron Rivera calls the ‘'new norm.'' No concern there.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says ‘'we are good'' when he gets hit with a lot of questions about Sunday's loss to Washington. No panic in his voice at 3-2 heading to Philadelphia.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who helped Philadelphia win the Super Bowl last year, says Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is ‘'a magician.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton says the Eagles (3-3) are ‘'better'' than they were last year when they won the Super Bowl.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles coach Doug Pederson spent a few months in the Charlotte area after being selected by the Panthers in the 1995 expansion draft. ‘'It's a great city that embraces athletics ... even fishing,'' said Pederson, who didn't make the team and played that year for the Rhein Fire.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Perspective from Panthers tight end Greg Olsen: The sky is not falling because Carolina (3-2) lost a game on Sunday at Washington that it was projected to win. It's just the way the NFL is.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera attributes ‘'growing pains'' of having new players, three new coordinators and the return of vets like Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen to a 3-2 start. But he did like that Carolina battled back and had a chance to win in the final minutes of Sunday's 23-17 loss at Washington.

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Swearinger penalized, irked Newton avoided flag

Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger expressed annoyance that his response to Cam Newton's trash talk drew a flag while the Panthers quarterback avoided a penalty despite "yelling in my ear" all game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton handled the "noise'' from Washington cornerback Josh Norman, his former teammate with the Panthers, about as well as one can. He also gave DJ Moore some good advice after the rookie wide receiver had two first-half fumbles that led to a 17-0 hole for Carolina. "They got the juice. They won. Ain't no need for me talking,'' Newton said when asked about Norman's noise. "I don't have to have no twitter feeds for nobody.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

There were no last-second heroics this week by the Panthers, who started a string of four road games in six weeks with an ugly 23-17 loss to the Redskins. The return of Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen didn't give the offense the boost it was looking for. The return of Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis didn't tighten up the defense. The loss sends the Panthers to defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia with a 3-2 record and total loss of momentum built from last week's last-second win against the Giants.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith hadn't done that much in terms of receptions (7) through the first four games. He had four catches, including a 3-yard touchdown, on the last drive. He also caught the 2-point conversion to cut the gap to 20-17.

Team Stats

Passing Yards222.426th
Rushing Yards139.44th
Points For24.217th
Points Against22.810th

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