Bryce Brown's Valiant Effort Couldn't Save the Eagles from Their Seventh Straight Loss

Bryce Brown's Valiant Effort Couldn't Save the Eagles from Their Seventh Straight Loss

Panthers 30, Eagles 22.

That's seven straight losses.

On the plus side: Bryce Brown. The rookie rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries for an average of 9.4 yards per attempt. He also fumbled twice, but considering everything else he did to keep the Eagles afloat and the scene in the stands from ever turning as ugly as expected, hats off to Brown on the debut. As for everything else ...

Nick Foles was a competent enough manager — going 16 of 21 for 119 — though he got lucky in the early stages on two passes thrown into coverage and wasn't really asked to do much of anything.

Although Brown was having a great deal of success, it was somewhat surprising to see Foles — or any Eagles quarterback — play such a limited role, as the run plays outnumbered the pass plays. Plenty of fans, writers and analysts are probably wondering where this sort of commitment to the run was when LeSean McCoy was actually available to carry the ball.

And the defense, they gave up 28 or more points for the fifth straight game.

See that guy soaring through the air and breaking the plane in the picture above? Cam Newton scored all four of the Panthers touchdowns Monday night, throwing for two painfully easy scores in the first quarter and rushing for two more later on in the evening. This is the same guy who's been having mini-meltdowns at the postgame podium as of late. Nice of the Eagles to give him a bit of a boost.

If there's anything that puts the night, the losing streak, the season in perspective, it's this nugget from Roob Frank. If you've been on "Jorrick Calvin watch" this year, you'll know the Eagles haven't had a kick return longer than 35 yards since Calvin did it during the 2010 season. Brandon Boykin broke one off late, with the Eagles trailing by eight, but...



That fumble gave the Panthers their final possession of the game, allowing them to run down the final 4:29.

Obviously, we'll have more in the morning — Kulp will get his say — but in the meantime, as far as immediate analysis goes, it's hard to really be upset anymore. That seems to have been the prevailing wisdom down at the Linc. The anger and the passion and the general will to even complain have subsided.

There were no doubt those who made their voices heard Monday night, but judging from the wide-angle shots toward the end of the broadcast, empty seats were doing most of the talking.

Three wins, eight losses, and five more games to go. The season has been long over. Now we just have to wait for it to end.

Until then, we'll keep trying to make heads or tails of this rookie quarterback from Arizona. There's always something, right?


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

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This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 20 and the New Orleans Pelicans withstood a furious rally to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112 on Sunday night for their first victory of the season.

The Pelicans led by 22 points in the second quarter and were still up by double figures heading into the final period, but the Lakers made a charge despite a poor shooting night from rookie Lonzo Ball.

Reserve Jordan Clarkson had 24 points for the Lakers, but Ball shot just 3 for 13 for eight points. He did have 13 assists and eight rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started and scored 20 points in his first appearance for the Lakers. Rookie Kyle Kuzma also had 20.

E'Twaun Moore, who went 0 for 5 in his last game, added 19 points for the Pelicans (1-2), while Jrue Holiday and Ian Clark each had 14 (see full recap).

Wiggins' heave banks in, leads Timberwolves past Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Wiggins' 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.

Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).

Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (see full recap).

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, Nets beat Hawks
NEW YORK -- Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, DeMarre Carroll had 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-104 on Sunday.

Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell each had 16 points to help the Nets improve to 2-1 with their second straight victory.

Marco Belinelli had 19 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost two in a row to drop to 1-2.

Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroeder went down with an apparent ankle injury with 3:37 left and had to be helped off the court.

Brooklyn found a way to win once again without Jeremy Lin, who was lost for the season on opening night with a knee injury, holding off the Hawks after leading by 16 points late in the third (see full recap).