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Eagles make claim as top team in the NFC | Marcus Hayes

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CHARLOTTE, NC — What gorgeous football.

What passionate, breathtaking, completely enjoyable football happened in Charlotte on Thursday night.

Stars starred. Everything mattered.

The Eagles won, 28-23, and moved to 5-1. They won on the road, without right tackle Lane Johnson, on a short week, in prime time. They could — should? — be considered the best team in the NFC in this young 2017 season, all apologies to the Packers and Falcons. The Panthers had a chance at entering that argument but they fell to 4-2.

If they get a little healthier either team has the horses wind up in Minneapolis on Feb.