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Sunday Youth Nick Foles Jersey, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE — Eagles by 4RECORD VS. SPREAD — Panthers 2-3, Eagles 2-4SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 7-4LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Panthers 28-23, Oct. 17, 2017LAST WEEK — Panthers lost to Redskins 23-17; Eagles beat Giants 34-13AP PRO32 RANKING — Panthers No. 12, Eagles No. 10PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (4), PASS (26)PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14T), RUSH (15), PASS (15)EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (20)EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (2), PASS (23)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Panthers coach Ron Rivera was Philadelphia's linebackers coach 1999-2003.… Panthers WR Torrey Smith started for Eagles last season.… Panthers face third straight NFC East opponent.… Panthers visit defending Super Bowl champion third straight season.… QB Cam Newton has been sacked only eight times. Newton leads NFL with 115.7 passer rating in red zone to go with five TDs passing and three TDs rushing.… RB Christian McCaffrey has 587 scrimmage yards but only one TD.… LB Luke Kuechly has 67 tackles, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and two interceptions, including 49-yard TD return, in last eight vs. NFC East.… LB Thomas Davis plays second game after serving four-game suspension for violating league's policy on performance enhancers.… DE Mario Addison has seven sacks in his past eight road games.… Eagles are 17-4 at home since 2016.… Eagles have ranked first in time of possession since coach Doug Pederson arrived in 2016.… Eagles rank first in opponent red-zone TD efficiency at 34.8 percent.… QB Carson Wentz has thrown at least one TD in last 19 games played, longest streak in franchise history and second-longest active streak behind Andrew Luck (28).… Wentz has thrown 133 consecutive passes without a pick. His longest streak is 135 passes.… RB Darren Sproles expected to return after missing five games with hamstring injury.… Zach Ertz ranks second in receptions (48) behind Adam Thielen (58) and leads all TEs in yards (480).… DE Michael Bennett is tied with James Harrison for second-most sacks (56) by undrafted player since 2009, trailing Cameron Wake (93).… Fantasy tip: McCaffrey might not pile up a ton of yards rushing vs. Eagles but he should catch plenty of passes and pile up total yards.Eagles’ QB Nick Foles talks long history with Week 2 opponent Nick Foles has been named the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, and as the team prepares to face Tampa Bay, the quarterback looked back at his long history with the organization. From winning his first NFL game against the Bucs years ago, to almost signing with them during last year’s free agency, Foles and Tampa Bay go way back.The quarterback spoke to the media on Wednesday after practice about how he and the team are preparing for their Week 2 matchup.On getting back into a rhythmThe quarterback has never been shy to talk about how much getting into a rhythm is important to his overall production, and heading into Week 2, he’s starting to simmer down and get back into the swing of things.“I think the big thing was getting back into the season and playing a full game Cheap Cameron Johnston Jersey ,” Foles noted. He said football isn’t an easy sport, and so he continues to grind and build a relationship with his receivers, but he feels good and feels good about practice so far this week.Foles wouldn’t talk about when he learned that he would be starting against Tampa Bay — or whether it’s a week-to-week decision — and the quarterback said that was information he was going to keep in house. He also said “we’re really close” about having that on-field chemistry with Mike Wallace. The QB lamented you can’t so much focus on him not having any catches in Week 1, because they know “he’s a dynamic player” and they just have to work harder to get the ball in his hands.Foles continued to talk about how successful offenses in the NFL spread the ball around, and to do that he just has to make the reads. On Buccaneers prepFoles talked about how good the Atlanta team was last week, and how well the two teams match up against each other — even pointing out that after the game he went up to the defensive players and coordinators to tell them how good of a fight they put up.He said Tampa Bay is obviously a different type of defense schematically, but they are also fast and talented.Foles said you want to start making big gains and having some explosive plays, but you can’t force them, especially against a team that can make you pay for bad decisions. He said he gets to the read and makes plays based on the coverage he sees.He talked about how the Falcons showed a little more two-deep in Week 1, limiting his ability to connect with Zach Ertz, but the QB noted that’s kind of what you expect in the first week of the regular season. Foles pointed out that while they did some different looks, it is still up to the Eagles’ offense to find more opportunities for the tight end.On him not signing with the BucsFoles admitted, “it was close” about the decision to maybe sign with Tampa Bay during free agency last year. He talked about how his wife was pregnant at the time, so while he was trying to make a business decision Cheap Sidney Jones Jersey, he was also making a decision for the future of his family.He said it was additionally difficult because of the long relationship he had with caoch Dirk Koetter, but ultimately they had called Philly home once before and they loved it, the people and the city, and thought what better place to bring their daughter into the world.A reporter then quipped about how it seemed to work out for the QB, who nodded as his grin grew wide, followed by a series of chuckles.Foles said he didn’t pay too much attention to Tampa Bay last year to see what could have been, and that once he decided to sign with the Eagles, he was focused on the team and being a new Dad.On his first career win against TampaThe quarterback’s first ever NFL win — and only win his rookie season — was against the Buccaneers back in 2012. Foles said he remembers going back and sitting in his locker after the game, thinking about how difficult it really is to play in the NFL.He noted that the whole season was difficult, being Andy Reid’s last year with the team and everything else that was happening around the organization, and that the win was much needed. Foles talked about watching the film from that game and seeing the team celebrated like they won the Super Bowl — it was an important win.On the ‘Philly Philly’ statueFoles admits he hasn’t seen the Bud Light statue in person, but has seen pictures. He said it’s a representation of the Eagles team and everything that went with it. That moment represents the team’s boldness throughout the course of the year — it was a bold play call and that’s how they played in 2017 and how they hope to play in 2018.