Panthers vs. Eagles results: Chip Kelly's up-tempo system too much, Eagles win 14-9

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia's offense was simply too much for the Panthers in a game far more lopsided than the score indicates.

The Carolina Panthers had no answer for the up-tempo Philadelphia Eagles offense on Thursday as head coach Chip Kelly's schemes paid huge dividends in his team's second preseason game. The Eagles gained 402 total yards in a 14-9 win over the Panthers.

Nick Foles got the start, as Philadelphia elected to play Michael Vick with the second team. Foles showed a deft control of the hurry up offense, completing 75 percent of his passes and running for a 7-yard touchdown. The lone blemish on the night was a fumbled snap, which Foles hurried and threw for an interception in the first quarter.

Vick entered the game in the second quarter, and was stellar. Completing 9-of-10 passes, he threw one interception on a Hail Mary to end the half, but it wasn't on Vick. His accuracy and ability to evade a talented Carolina pass rush made him look like a natural fit for Kelly's offense. Foles played well, but Vick was better and it's hard to imagine him not starting Week 1.

As for LeSean McCoy, let's just say he's going to be just fine in 2013.

Mccoyjukes_medium

Cam Newton and the Carolina offense was a different story. The Panthers struggled to move the ball on the ground as DeAngelo Williams averaged just over three yards per carry, while Newton showed spotty accuracy in completing just 47 percent of his passes.

However, it wasn't a case of the skill position players failing as much as offensive line play letting them down.

There were some bright spots for the Panthers' defense, but ultimately they couldn't account for the speed of Philadelphia's offense. Rookies were caught flat footed, while veterans look ill-prepared to rush back to the line as needed. It remains to be seen if the Eagles' offense can keep up the pace for 16 games, but they'll give teams headaches.

Did they cover?

The Eagles were three-point favorites, according to OddsShark. Their five-point win means they covered the spread.

What's next?

Aug. 22, 8 p.m. ET: Carolina vs. Baltimore

Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. ET: Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville

More from SB Nation NFL:

Longform: Olympian Marquise Goodwin seeks success on the gridiron

Tom Brady tweaks knee but expects to play

Roth: Bernie Kosar vs. the Shield

Fred Dryer wants his likeness back

McNabb says RGIII is "brainwashed"

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.