The Carolina Panthers have fallen even further down the NFC South ladder, and it is looking more and more like “there’s always next year” talk instead of “playoffs.” The Atlanta Falcons were able to hold on and now are tied for the division lead.
The return of Cam Newton to the starting quarterback position for the Carolina Panthers brought an extra spark to a team that played well enough in week one to register a win. Now, they’ve taken down the Detroit Lions for a 2-0 start, but there are still a number of things that could use some improvement.
Each week during the NFL 2014 regular season, we will give you the craziest, wildest moments that either helped or hurt their team.
Leading Auburn in 2010 to a national championship & winning a Heisman trophy while in his first year, Cam Newton has never been shy to shout “War Eagle” & support his love of Auburn football. But Twitter has gone viral this week with a picture of Cam repping a FSU hoodie!
On today’s episode of QCB Unleashed, Q had an EXCLUSIVE interview with Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano during the weekly media press day.
As a season winds down, you can always count on someone saying, “If the season ended today …..,” but in the Panthers’ case, it would be “If the season STARTED today …..,” as in six weeks ago. Over that span they are 3-3 and coming off a solid win against a division rival while Cam Newton is looking more like he did last year than in the first seven games of 2012.
So what if Cam Newton was the leading rusher – again? Who cares if special teams was a disaster – again? The Panthers did what they were supposed to and that was hand the Eagles their seventh straight loss and keep some hope alive to at least reach last year’s win total.
You have to hand it to the Panthers for figuring out who is to blame for their latest defeat. It wasn’t the offense for failing to get a first down late in the game and it surely wasn’t the fault of the defense that could not stop the Buccaneers not once but three straight times late in the game. That honor went to Justin Medlock, who had the unmitigated gall to miss a field goal with 2:42 left – in the FIRST half.