Carolina Panthers remain relevant in the NFC South. As bad as they've been, the division has been nearly as bad and is winnable for a team that is 3-7 after Thursday night's victory over the Falcons.

That's the best way to describe the Falcons on Thursday evening. In prime time for the first time this season, nothing worked. Not close. The offense was ineffective. The defense was porous. Special teams included kicker Younghoe Koo missing two extra points for the first time in his career.

The Eagles won the first matchup in Washington Week 3 by a score of 24-8, pounding their old friend Carson Wentz to the tune of 17 QB hits and nine sacks. Wentz remains on injured reserve following finger surgery, leaving the duties to Taylor Heinicke, who went 27-of-36 and threw one interception with no touchdowns in a losing effort against Philly last season.

Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who the Eagles acquired in the off-season, helps lead their defense. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills (6-2) will host the Minnesota Vikings (7-1) in their upcoming Week 10 game. Even if it’s a cross-conference meeting, it will still be the games, within the game, that will make all the difference.

The Falcons’ offensive identity is unknown at this point. Atlanta entered the game second only to the Chicago Bears in rushing attempts. Running the ball is the Falcons' (temporary) identity, and it’s been pretty effective this season.