After a win over the Giants at the Meadowlands last Thursday, the Eagles are back in action at home this afternoon as they host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Former Eagle Torrey Smith will also return to the Linc.

The Eagles are favored at -5, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.

Our predictions are after the jump:

Chris: The Eagles looked like they were back last week against the Giants. I hope they continue that trend, but I have a feeling Cam and the Panthers make this tighter than expected. Eagles 27, Panthers 24 (Panthers +5).

Jeff: Cam with 2 turnovers and Eagles start getting things together on offense. Feels like the Linc will be rocking today. Eagles 28, Redskins 17 (Eagles -5).

Mike: ???

Tim: ???

Coggin: I like the Eagles purely because I think they can stifle Carolina’s run game and the Panthers don’t have that prototypical burner wide receiver that gives the Eagles secondary fits. Let’s keep this train rolling. Eagles 24, Panthers 17 (Eagles -5).

Phil: The Process failed. Markelle Fultz is a bust with a capital B. Brett Brown is overmatched and wins plenty of games against inferior teams but has no answers or ingenuity against the Celtics, Raptors, or really any of the playoff teams in the West. Ben Simmons is going to leave the first chance he gets, and JJ Redick isn’t going to play out the end of his career on a glorified.500 team once Simmons leaves. Throw a stone on a pond and the ripples extend almost infinitely. It all went bad with Okafor and with the exception of Embiid it never really went right after that. Enjoy this season, because this #3 seed they’re headed for in the East is probably as good as it’s going to get. Eagles 23, Panthers 22 (Panthers +5).

Anthony: When I think they’re coming out of their doldrums, they still struggle. When I think they’re at rock bottom, they come out and win anyway. So, maybe I should just predict a tie. Maybe that’s the only way to get it right. In all seriousness, the Eagles are a better team than the Panthers. Cam Newton is one of the most overrated athletes I’ve ever seen. In any sport. In 44 years on this earth. I’m not kidding. But don’t kid yourself, one blowout win of a Giants team that, with the exception of Saquon Barkley, quit last week does not mean the Eagles are back to being themselves. There are still some issues that I think that win masked and this game is not going to be easy. Still, I don’t like the Panthers defense much at all, and I think as long as the banged up O-Line can protect Carson Wentz, the Eagles will get theirs. The end result won’t be close, but it’s closer than that most of the game. Eagles 27, Panthers 19 (Eagles -5).

Bob: The Eagles have only lost back-to-back games at home under Doug Pederson once, and that happened at the end of the 2016 season. The defense is allowing a stingy 10.9 points per game at home over their past eight contests, including the postseason. The Eagles are vulnerable to chunk plays, but Cam Newton has completed only two passes that have traveled 20 yards or more downfield this season. This is the game the Eagles announce they are, in fact, back. Eagles 31, Panthers 20 (Eagles -5).

Russ: The Panthers are a fraudulent 3-2 team. They barely beat the Giants, lost to the Redskins and Falcons, and had less-than-convincing wins against the Cowboys and Bengals. This Eagles team is flawed, but if Jason Peters doesn’t play much the left side of the line will likely hold up pretty well, providing Carson Wentz ample time to pick the Panthers’ defense apart. This is the game the Eagles offense shows out and shuts up naysayers like me. Eagles 38, Panthers 24 (Eagles -5).

Kevin: Carolina didn’t look great against Washington last week. They turned the ball over a bunch, didn’t get much from their running game, and only converted 3 of 9 third down attempts. Score first, control the clock, and hold Cam Newton relatively in check and it’s a home win. Eagles 27, Panthers 21 (Eagles -5).

Kyle: Carson Wentz has been really good despite a “slow” start in his return from injury. I’m not sure the Panthers are for real in any regard, and I think this is the week the Eagles begin turning a corner. Eagles 32, Panthers 24 (Eagles -5).