Before the season, Week 12's Monday night contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers looked to be an exciting matchup between two of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL. Now, it's a game between two cellar dwellers who will likely both be looking for new coaches in the offseason.
Philadelphia enters the game on a six-game losing streak, which is the Eagles' longest losing streak since 1994. The disappointing season has coach Andy Reid on the hot seat, and he may face some hostility from his own fans on Monday night.
Making things even worse is the fact that both Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy will be sidelined due to concussions. Nick Foles will once again get the start at quarterback for Philadlephia, while Bryce Brown will start at running back in place of McCoy.
On the other side, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is likely on the chopping block as Carolina holds the NFC's worst record at 2-8. Quarterback Cam Newton has regressed after a marvelous rookie campaign, and the Panthers have found numerous ways to lose close games.
Both of these defenses have struggled mightily. Philadelphia is giving up 25.2 points per game, while Carolina is not much better at 24.3 points allowed per game.
Game time: 8:30 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field
Injury updates: Aside from Vick and McCoy, wide receiver Jason Avant is also not expected to play for the Eagles. Running back Chris Polk is questionable with a toe injury. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard are both expected to play despite hamstring injuries.
For the Panthers, linebacker Jordan Senn (ankle) and defensive end Antwan Applewhite (thigh) are not expected to play. Defensive end Greg Hardy is dealing with an illness and is questionable.