Ten down, six to go and the Panthers nightmarish season is mercifully over. It’s good to know that on this day of giving thanks there will be three games on the tube and the Cats will not be one of those competing, meaning the use of antacids will be greatly reduced.
Panthers Hope To Give Their Record A ‘Healthy’ Boost In Black And Blue Division Contest Against Bears
The Panthers have battled two foes this year, the opposition and the injured reserve list. Both have shared in the team’s 1-5 start and with the Bears up next, Carolina can only hope the Monsters of the Midway don’t knock any more players out of the lineup.
One team could get their season back on track but the Cowboys have some significant injuries to their offense and special teams. The Panthers are hurting too, but after week off they are focused and ready to go.
With the Dallas Cowboys coming to town, the Panthers would like to have as many healthy bodies as possible when they face them on Sunday. Unfortunately, they lost yet another player to injured reserve, a key player is still hobbled and his availability is in doubt but the news wasn’t all bad as they could get another target for Cam Newton back as early as next week.
Three games under .500 after just five games is tough enough but now the Panthers are in a desperate search to find a replacement for arguably the best center in the NFL. Ryan Kalil set a high bar for Carolina this season and even if Carolina manages to turn things around, he won’t be leading the way.
The Panthers are dinged up on defense and that could make all the difference against the Seahawks on Sunday especially when having to face down the NFL’s leading rusher Marshawn Lynch who took most of the week off to rest. Seattle’s second ranked defense is relatively healthy and that could spell trouble for Carolina QB Cam Newton.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera gave a vote of confidence to his beleaguered safety Haruki Nakamura by saying he will remain a starter despite giving up the single biggest play in the loss to the Falcons last Sunday. The question is whether he will still be in the lineup against the Cowboys after the bye week.
Running back Jonathan Stewart returns to the Panthers lineup but will the running back help DeAngelo Williams establish a running game good enough so quarterback Cam Newton can open up the playbook? Even if all things go well, the Atlanta Falcons are still a force to be reckoned with in the NFC South not to mention the National Football League.
The Carolina Panthers are supposed to be a playoff contender, but looked like anything but on Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to do everything right by shutting down Cam Newton with a swarming defense and just enough offense to come away with a victory.
The NFL draft is just days away, so I wanted to talk about the possible moves the Carolina Panthers could make. The Panthers have many ways they could approach the draft, so let’s take a look at the different scenarios that could go down on Thursday night.