Once known as one of the strongest divisions in all of football, the NFC South will get through week eight without a single team over the .500 mark. A preseason Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers looked like anything but, against a Seattle Seahawks team that had been struggling.
It’s hard to imagine that this is the same Carolina Panthers team from last year or even earlier this season, but it is. Injuries are beginning to be a problem, but it’s the defense that is the biggest fault of the team and the Green Bay Packers totally exposed it.
The Carolina Panthers were hoping that some of the plaguing issues that have bothered them for a few weeks now would be rectified against the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, they still can’t run the ball and their defense is full of holes, but at least it didn’t result in a loss.
The Carolina Panthers have been on a downward spiral the past two weeks, and the first half against the Chicago Bears made it seem like that would continue. Then, they got back on their horse and turned things around to make it a game throughout the second half.
Steve Smith said there would be “blood and guts” when he first faced off with his former team in the Carolina Panthers, and he wasn’t kidding. After two wins to open the season, the Panthers have lost two in a row and this week, they weren’t even close.
The Carolina Panthers have started two different quarterbacks this season and racked up two wins as they look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, those contenders looked nothing like what had been shown so far this season and it’s kind of hard to figure out what happened.
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.
Cam Newton and the rest of the Carolina Panthers hoped that his ribs would be healed enough to allow him to play in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fear set in when Derek Anderson needed to start under center, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone thought it may be.
The New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.
The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.