Mark Sanchez Gets Another Chance Under Center

NFL Monday Night Football features the Carolina Panthers visiting the Philadelphia Eagles.

This will be the first start for Mark Sanchez the Eagles quarterback since December 30 of 2012. Sanchez is filling in for the injured Nick Foles.

Philadelphia is 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS, while the visiting Panthers are 3-5-1 SU and 5-4 ATS.

Sanchez played well after Foles broke his clavicle during the first half of the Eagles game last week at Houston. The Eagles were able to win 31-21.

Sanchez threw a 52-yard pass completion to Jeremy Maclin in his first play from scrimmage and ended the game with 202 yards passing, 2 TDs and 2 picks.

While Philly has won 3 of its past 4 to take the lead in the NFC East, Carolina has not won in over a month.

The Panthers have averaged just 12 points during their current losing streak of three games and have allowed over 30 points per game since the third week of the season, which is the second most in the NFL.

These two teams played last on November 26, 2012. Carolina won 30-22 as a favorite on the road by 3-points.

According to Bovada and betonline, the current line has Philadelphia favored by 7 points. On topbet and sportsbook.com, the point total for the game is now at 48.

The Eagles are 5-2 against the number in their past 7 games at home. The Panthers are 2-5 against the spread in their past 7 games on the road.

The UNDER has cashed in 11 of the past 13 games Carolina has played NFC opponents.

The OVER has cashed in 9 of the past 12 games Philadelphia has played versus teams with a winning record.

Carolina could see the return of three starting lineman and it could not happened any sooner for quarterback Cam Newton.

Newton had one of the worst games of his NFL career last week when he hit on just 10 of his 28 passes for just 151 yards and one interception versus New Orleans. He has interceptions in 5 consecutive games and only 8 touchdown passes in the first 9 games.

The Philly offense could run all over Carolina. Running back LeSean McCoy has had 100 yards rushing in 2 of the past 3 Eagles games.

The defense for Carolina is allowing 4.8 yards a carry, which is the worst in the NFL. Philly will likely run the ball as often as they can or until Carolina stops them.

Evan Mathis the All-Pro guard for the Eagles is healthy and should make his first start since the opening game. However, Todd Herremans the other starting guard is out with a torn biceps.

Many observers see Philly -11. There is value with the Eagles at home and on the OVER.

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