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First Quarter Recap: All Tied Up Between Eagles And Panthers


The Philadelphia Eagles topped the Carolina Panthers, 28-23, at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday Night Football.

After the first quarter, the Eagles and Panthers are tied 3-3.

Aside from an early turnover, The Eagles' offense has put up 123 yards of total offense compared to just 28 yards for the Panthers. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox made his return after missing the Eagles' last two contests.

Here's what happened in the first:

Fumble On Opening Drive

After the Eagles completed two straight first downs, Carson Wentz was stripped by defensive end Julius Peppers on first down at the Panthers' 35 yard-line. The ball was recovered at the Carolina 48 by Panthers' defensive tackle Kawann Short.

Elliott Nails 50-Yarder

Jake Elliott continued his strong season kicking the ball. Elliott boomed home a 50-yarder to put the Eagles up 3-0 with seven minutes remaining in the quarter.

Mills Hit With Pass Interference

On second-and-10 from the Carolina 39, cornerback Jalen Mills was called for pass interference on Panthers' receiver Curtis Samuel. The play drew 21 yards and placed the Panthers at the Philadelphia 40.

Gano Evens the Score

After the Eagles' defense got a stop on third-and-2, Panthers kicker Graham Gano connected on a 39-yard field goal to even the score up at 3-3 with two minutes remaining.

First Quarter Leaders


Carson Wentz: 6-10, 70 yardsCam Newton: 4-6, 23 yards


Marcus Johnson: 16 yards
Nelson Agholor: 2 catches, 31 yards
Kelvin Benjamin: 11 yards


LeGarrette Blount: 5 carries, 31 yards
Curtis Samuel: 8 yards

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