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It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Head coach Ron Rivera not as upset with the loss but how his team fell to the Seahawks. The Panthers will have to regroup before heading to Buffalo.
What do the Carolina Panthers have to fear when quarterback E.J. Manuel and the Bills offense – who had a solid season opener against the Patriots – host the Panthers in Week 2?
Carolina lost to a strong Seattle Seahawks team 12-7 on Sunday and here is why Panthers fans shouldn’t panic heading into next week’s game against Buffalo.
Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury, and he could be Carolina’s saving grace against a young, fierce Seattle defense.
The Seahawks are coming off a perfect preseason record and look to continue their streak against the Panthers who are trying to prove that their 2012 season was no fluke and they are ready to take a step toward the playoffs.
The end is here and it could be the end of the line for a couple of head coaches and for a pair of quarterbacks. The Panthers and Saints go at it for the final time this year, and for fans watching, it could turn out to be an entertaining game.
Maybe it is a case of losing teams not getting any respect, but it is hard to believe that the Panthers did not have anyone good enough to be selected to the Pro Bowl. It has been three years since that happened although there is still a possibility that one or more could get in as alternates with Luke Kuechly’s name at the top of the list.
The Panthers and Saints will not be playing past this weekend as both will miss the playoffs, but there are some interesting story lines to watch for. Does Carolina go for a knockout blow against Drew Brees for New Orleans targeting Cam Newton last year or do they simply try to keep him etching his name in the record book – again?
‘Tis the season to find out who was naughty and who was nice, so when Roger Goodell gets handed the paperwork from Sunday’s Raiders-Panthers game, he will see that Carolina’s Cam Newton was very, very naughty. The NFL Commissioner will leave a few lumps of coal in Newton’s stocking and could add a note telling the quarterback to just watch his team’s season finale on TV.