A 51-yard pass interference call on Haruki Nakamura on Foles’ deep pass to Jeremy Maclin put Philadelphia at the Panthers 5. Brown then ran in for the go-ahead score.
Brown broke loose early in the second quarter to get Philadelphia within 14-12. Brown started up the middle, cut outside and outran the defense down the right sideline for the seventh-longest TD run by a Philadelphia rookie. The Eagles inexplicably tried a 2-point conversion and failed.
‘‘Bryce did what we thought he could do,’’ Reid said. ‘‘He’s a talented kid. It’s a shame he had the two fumbles. He was on a roll. Those things cost you. He'll learn from it. He’s got a great future.’’
Alex Henery’s 45-yard field goal gave them a 15-14 lead. Henery kicked a 41-yarder to cut it to 14-6 in the second quarter. It was his 18th straight field goal, setting a team record.
The Panthers have shown they’re better than their record. They have lost six games by less than a touchdown, including a 2-point loss at Atlanta and a 1-point loss at Chicago.
‘‘It’s a huge stage, Monday Night Football, on the road,’’ tackle Jordan Gross said. ‘‘It was just big for us and big for the guys on the team who haven’t experienced something like this.’’
The injury-depleted Eagles lost wide receiver DeSean Jackson (sternum) and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (tail bone) in the first half.
Notes: Neither Vick nor McCoy have been cleared to return to practice. ... The Eagles inducted five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Troy Vincent and longtime front office executive Leo Carlin into the team’s Hall of Fame at halftime. ... Brown’s 65-yard TD run was longest for Eagles since McCoy’s 66-yard TD vs NYG on Nov. 1, 2009. ... Buckhalter had 134 yards rushing vs. Arizona on Oct. 7, 2001. ... Newton led the Panthers with 52 yards rushing.
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