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Carolina Panthers' Ed Dickson (84) is knocked out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles' Mychal Kendricks (95) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A quick turnaround didn't affect the Philadelphia Eagles after all Thursday night.

They earned their fourth straight victory, 28-23 over Carolina at Bank of America Stadium, just four days after earning their third. On Sunday, they defeated Arizona 34-7.

With Thursday's win, the Eagles (5-1) strengthened their status as one of the teams to beat in the NFC. They took over sole possession of first place in the conference ahead of Green Bay (4-1) and Atlanta (3-1).

The Panthers dropped to 4-2.

"It's a tremendous testament to the players in that locker room," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "Just the overall consistency from the leaders on this football team. It's a fun thing to watch."