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PHILADELPHIA - Mark Sanchez did his part for the Eagles while the defence dominated and special teams shined. Rashaan Evans Jersey .Darren Sproles had two touchdowns, Sanchez threw for two scores and the defence sacked Cam Newton nine times to help Philadelphia beat the Carolina Panthers 45-21 Monday night.Filling in for an injured Nick Foles, Sanchez had 332 yards passing in his first start since Dec. 30, 2012. Sproles returned a punt 65 yards for a score and had an 8-yard TD run. Bradley Fletcher returned an interception 34 yards for a TD and Jordan Matthews had 138 yards receiving and two TDs.Just an outstanding performance by all three phases, Sanchez said.The Eagles (7-2) stayed on top in the NFC East. Theyre trying to repeat as division champions without Foles, who broke his collarbone in a win at Houston last week.The Panthers (3-6-1) hardly look like the team that won the NFC South last year. Theyve lost four in a row and already have allowed more points in 10 games than they did in 2013. Making things worse, Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted off the field late in the third quarter.Weve got to do things better, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. I have to coach better, coaches have to coach better, we have to practice better and then go out and play better. And were going to do it together as a team.Newton threw the first of three interceptions and DeAngelo Williams lost a fumble on Carolinas first three plays from scrimmage. The turnovers led to 10 points for the Eagles.Conor Barwin had 3 1/2 sacks and Brandon Graham had 1 1/2. Newton had never been sacked more than seven times in his career.We wanted to keep Cam in the pocket and if we didnt, we didnt want him to go north, we just wanted him to go east and west and we did that, Barwin said. Nobody gave him a hole to rush through. Everyone stayed disciplined and he didnt really know where to go when he tried to escape.The game was in Philadelphias control when Newton threw a pair of fourth-quarter TDs to Kelvin Benjamin.Sanchez, the former franchise quarterback for the New York Jets, signed a one-year deal to back up Foles after missing last season following shoulder surgery. Though he led the Jets to the AFC championship game his first two seasons, he didnt live up to enormous expectations in New York after being picked fifth in the 2009 draft.But one day before his 28th birthday Sanchez had one of the best games of his career in his first start in Chip Kellys up-tempo, quarterback-friendly offence.After playing for a while, you learn a lot, he said. Ive made plenty of mistakes and hurt the team. The most important thing was taking care of the football, communicating well and executing. If we do that, generally well be successful. There are still plenty of things to clean up though. By no means was this perfect.Casey Matthews, starting for injured linebacker DeMeco Ryans, forced Williams fumble and Cedric Thornton recovered at the Panthers 22. Cody Parkey hit a 39-yarder to make it 3-0.Cary Williams then intercepted Newton on Carolinas next offensive play. It was the first pick by an Eagles cornerback this season.Our defence really came to play, Kelly said. We created a lot of pressure early and those two turnovers on the first three plays really set the tempo for the day.Sanchez completed passes of 15 yards to Jeremy Maclin and 21 yards to Brent Celek to set up Sproles score. Sproles took a handoff and ran off the left side untouched.The Panthers answered on their ensuing possession. Newton connected with Greg Olsen on a 38-yard pass and converted a pair of third-down passes to keep the drive going. Jonathan Stewart jumped over the top from the 1 to cut it to 10-7.Sproles broke loose up the middle, deked punter Brad Nortman and cut to the right sideline on his way to his second punt return for a score this season and fourth in his career, giving the Eagles a 17-7 lead.Fletcher stepped in front of a poor pass intended for Jason Avant and ran it back to put the Eagles up 31-7. The Eagles already have a franchise-record nine touchdowns on defence and special teams.I have to protect the football better, Newton said. I cant throw the football up for grabs and have to understand the difference between giving my guys a chance or opportunity and risking the football. In the pocket, man I got to do better.LeSean McCoy ran in from the 1 to make it 38-7. Matthews caught an 18-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.Benjamin had TD catches of 21 and 40 yards.NOTES: LG Evan Mathis was back after missing seven games for the Eagles. Matt Tobin moved from LG to RG to replace Todd Herremans. ... Newton had his first multi-interception regular-season game since Dec. 1, 2013, vs. Tampa. He threw two in a playoff loss to San Francisco ... The Panthers have allowed 37 or more points in five of their 10 games this season. ... Eagles TE Brent Celek had 116 yards receiving. ... Olsen had 119 yards receiving.___AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddi Rashaan Evans Titans Jersey . Nat Borchers headed in the sole goal in the 54th minute, getting on the end of a Kyle Beckerman free kick. The defeat cost Sporting top spot in the Eastern Conference. Even a draw would have moved the Kansas City club above Columbus. Harold Landry Jersey .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills defensive tackle Alan Branchs future with the team was in jeopardy even before he was arrested and charged with drunken driving, coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "A lot of things factor in decisions, dont get me wrong, but the main factor was performance. Not even close," Marrone said a day after the Bills cut the eighth-year player. "He didnt perform well." Branch did not attend any of the Bills voluntary spring practices, and then reported to training camp out of shape by failing his conditioning test. Once cleared for practice, Branch spent much of the preseason working with the third-stringers. The last straw came early Saturday, when Branch was arrested after a state trooper noticed him vomiting out the drivers side door of his vehicle in suburban Buffalo. Police say Branch failed a field sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol content of .14 per cent. The legal limit is .08 per cent. Later in the day, Branch did not join the Bills for their home game against Tampa Bay. Marrone referred to what happened as "poor decision" on Branchs part. "We wished him well, and hopefully it changes for himm," Marrone said. Titans Jerseys. "But at the end of the day, decisions for players not to be here are based on not being able to help us win." Branch has not spoken publicly since being arrested, and is due back in court Friday. Messages left with his agent, Blake Baratz, have not been returned. The Bills signed Branch to a three-year contract extension in December after he had a career-best 39 tackles in 16 games. On Monday, the Bills cut 11 players, including fourth-string quarterback Dennis Dixon, to trim their roster to 75 players a day before the NFLs deadline. Dixon finished last season on the practice squad and never threatened during training camp to contend for a backup job ahead of Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis. Also released were running back Ronnie Wingo, safeties Derek Brim and Jajuan Harley, receivers Tori Gurley and Chris Summers, offensive linemen Macky MacPherson and J.J. Unga, and defensive tackle Damien Jacobs. Veteran kicker Dan Carpenter and punter Brian Moorman secured their jobs after second-year kicker Dustin Hopkins and rookie punter Jake Dombrowski were released. White NFL Jerseys Cheap China NFL Gear China NFL Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China ' ' '


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