‘‘I'm not worried about all the other things,’’ Reid said. ‘‘We haven’t talked about that. He’s been supportive. Obviously he’s competitive and wants to win games.’’
Fans known for their hostile behavior have become apathetic toward their beloved Eagles. The Linc was about one-third empty for pregame introductions and plenty of seats remained empty at the start. There were boos early when the Eagles fell behind, but they lacked the usual luster.
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-yarder, against New York Giants, 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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