With a rookie quarterback and a running back making his first start since high school, the Philadelphia Eagles will try for their first win in two months.
No wonder even the Carolina Panthers (2-8) are favored on the road.
The struggling Eagles (3-7) have lost six straight games entering Monday night's matchup against Cam Newton and the Panthers. They won't have Michael Vick or LeSean McCoy because of concussions, increasing the chances they can go O for October and November for the first time in coach Andy Reid's 14-year tenure.
Oddsmakers have listed the Panthers as 3-point favorites, a rare occurrence for a team with the worst record in the conference. Perhaps the underdog role will get the Eagles going. Nothing else has worked in a season that began with Super Bowl expectations.
''Obviously nobody wants to play the way we've been playing, nobody wants to coach the way we've been coaching,'' Reid said. ''We don't want that. We owe it to each other, we owe it to this city to p...