Yesterday in Philadelphia, the Panthers put together one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history, beating the Eagles 21-17.
The Eagles dominated most of the game and held a commanding 17-0 lead at the start of the 4th quarter.
Early in the 4th, the Cardiac Cats came alive, ending an 11-play 80-yard run up the field with a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Curtis Samuel. A few plays later, Kuechly sacked QB Carson Wentz to force a punt from the Eagles. Cam then put up 5-straight completions, ending with an 18-yard TD pass to Funchess for our second score of the game, and after a 2 point conversion, we were just 3 points down.
With 2:17 left in the game, on 4th down, Cam Newton threw a laser pass to Torrey Smith along the right side of the field that resulted in a 35-yard pass play.
Just 6 plays later, we had the lead – a strip-sack by Peppers then ended the Eagles’ last hope on 4th and 2.
The game is now going down in history books as the largest 4th-quarter comeback in Carolina history, and the first time since 1985 that a road team didn’t score by the 4th quarter and came back by over 17 points to win the game (the last time this happened was Minnesota vs Philadelphia on Dec. 1, 1985).
Cardiac Cats 😺 pic.twitter.com/I5rOo9OQHu
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 21, 2018
Here are the highlights from yesterday’s historic game;
The Panthers will return home this weekend to Bank of America Stadium to take on the Ravens on October 28 starting at 1pm – tickets are now on sale here.