The Saints need a win, so do the Panthers but Carolina is at home and showed they may have a defense this year. New Orleans has Drew Brees but a lot of distractions including a somewhat embarrassing loss to the Redskins at home in the season opener.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton usually has one thing on his mind – offense – but he reached out and patted his defense on the back. Head coach Ron Rivera doesn’t want to hear any revenge talk about the Saints running up the score in the final game of 2011 and simply told his team that if they don’t like it, do something about it.
Opening the season with three of four games against division rivals could be a good thing for the Panthers, even after suffering a tough loss to the Buccaneers in Week 1. That’s because the Saints are rip to be dethroned as NFC South champs because of Bounty Gate.
Earlier this summer Panthers center Ryan Kalil bought an ad in the paper stating that he thought the Panthers could make it to the Super Bowl. Obviously with Kalil doing his best Don Draper impersonation, this fired up the fans of the team with thoughts of returning to the big game almost a decade after the Panthers’ first appearance in a Super Bowl. Well, there is one way and one way only for Carolina to get Super Bowl bound, and that is to make the playoffs. So how do the Panthers make the playoffs?
The keyword is “upside.” And these guys have it. Here are the top 10 fantasy football quarterbacks for the 2012 NFL season.
Big names dominate fantasy football drafts, but often don’t pay off. Check out these reaches and sleepers to get an edge.
Mac Attack 8/1/12: Mike Florio from NBC and ProFootballTalk.com explains the Jeff Otah situation with the Panthers and Drew Brees calling out the commissioner Rodger Goodell.
It’s hard to turn on the TV nowadays and not hear Tom Brady, Eli Manning or Peyton Manning being compared to each other. Is Brady the greatest of all time? Has Eli moved into the elite quarterback status? Is this the end for Peyton, or does he have a few more years in the tank?
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.
Christmas is over, and now the New Year is upon us, as are the NFL playoffs. We have waited all season for this, and now we can finally see who makes the march towards Indianapolis. With Carolina not making the playoffs this year, some of you may be longing for a little extra incentive to put on a few teams. If you are feeling in a gambling mood and want to win a few, let’s say, “peanuts,” here is the guide for the games this weekend.