The Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn’t a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.
Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
Cam Newton clinched his first division championship with a big win in his hometown.
Carolina’s blueprint for playoff success has been set: Let the sack-happy defense lead the way and hope dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton can add just enough offense.
The Carolina Panthers are faced with yet another critical game on Sunday when they head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. With a win, the Panthers will clinch the NFC South and a 1st round bye in the playoffs, while also guaranteeing the city a home playoff game for the first time in 5 years.
Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?
In addition to bringing in a new kicker for Sunday’s pivotal NFC South clash with Carolina, the Saints will have a rookie who has yet to take a single offensive snap protecting Drew Brees’ blind side.
Jeff Duncan, from the New Orleans Time-Picayune, covers the Saints and joins the Mac Attack to help in our quest to know thy enemy. On the Saints struggles on the road: It’s confounding. There […]
Mike Florio from NBC and PFT joined the guys as he does each Wednesday to discuss the Panthers and for his take on the showdown Sunday with New Orleans
With a little help from the St. Louis Rams, the Carolina Panthers now control their own destiny as they head for the playoffs and have a lot of opportunity staring them in the face. If they just do what they know they can do, the Panthers will be sitting pretty.