Cam Newton may have caught a break when he faces the Broncos this Sunday as starting cornerback Tracy Porter will miss his fourth straight game due to an illness. The Panthers may have to open up the playbook to keep pace with Denver QB Peyton Manning and Newton could take advantage of Porter’s absence.
If you are anything like me it was hard to watch the Wildcard Weekend games and not think about what it would be like if the Panthers were in there. I thought about great Panther runs in the playoffs like in 2003 and 2005. I also thought about the heartache that the playoffs can bring teams, like the Panthers pathetic 2008 performance. I couldn’t help but look forward to next year and think about what the future could hold for the Panthers.