Not many people knew what to expect when the Chiefs hosted the Panthers on Sunday, because there was nothing to compare it to, but right from the opening drive there was a sense the home team was about to play their best game of the season. And they did, despite the horrific murder-suicide that took place a little more than 24-hours earlier.
Mac Attack 11/06/12: Brandon LaFell of the Panthers joined the guys in studio as he does each Tuesday to discuss the loss to Tampa and the teams state of mind the rest of the season
They Panthers had their foot on the neck of the Buccaneers but somehow they let them slip out from under it.Carolina may be gasping for air at 2-8 but they may now be turning their attention to grabbing the best possible position in the 2013 NFL Draft after another crushing defeat.
Mac Attack 11/06/12: Panthers WR Brandon LaFell joined the guys in studio to discuss the recent loss to Denver, his health, and more.
The Panthers are a little thin on defense and that does not bode well for them getting their second win of the year against the Redskins. Washington is a little banged up themselves and a win would go a long way to makeing a second half run for a postseason berth.
The Panthers record is abysmal, they seemingly have more players on IR than actual healthy starters and the trade deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. Carolina needs some cap relief to help the new general manager when he is named, but will they make the necessary deals to begin the rebuilding process?
It was hard to believe the Panthers team that took the field on Sunday was 1-5 because they gave the Chicago Bears and their quarterback Jay Cutler fits throughout. But the Monsters of the Midway prevailed on a last second field goal which handed Carolina their fifth straight loss dropping them even further into the cellar of the NFC South Division.
Mac Attack 10/23/12 : Panthers WR Brandon LaFell joined the guys in studio to discuss the recent firing of Marty Hurney and the teams 1-5 start to the season
Years from now few people will remember who brought tight end Greg Olsen to Charlotte to play for the Panthers. The new father of twins should be around for a number of years but the man who was instrumental in his acquisition will be watching him from afar.
The Panthers played one of their better games of the year but in the end they came up short against another struggling team, the Cowboys. The 19-14 loss drops Carolina four games under .500 after just six games and any hope of a postseason berth might have just gone up in smoke.