The Carolina Panthers are two games over .500 and have a clear lock on second place in the NFC South after demolishing the Atlanta Falcons and sending them reeling further backward. Their fifth win of the season came with a balanced offensive attack and a defense that swarmed their divisional rival.
Cam Newton sacked seven times, picked off three more as Panthers offense and defense sputter to a 1-3 record.
Carolina’s secondary is looking a lot better than they did before beating the Giants and that could spell trouble for Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer.
New York has yet to establish any kind of effective ground game so Carolina could see a lot of ball in the air on Sunday.
The Last Word 3-27-2013 – James Dator, editor of SB Nation’s Cat Scratch Reader, joins Lewis to discuss the Panthers’ recent free agent signings and look ahead to the draft. How will D.J. Moore and Drayton Florence fit in the secondary? Will Ted Ginn improve the Panther’s underperforming special teams unit? Who would be an ideal fit in the draft?