Team Grades

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints Survive With Last-Second Field Goal In Philadelphia

The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.

01/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Advance Over Chiefs With Second Largest Comeback In Playoff History

If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.

01/05/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Earn First Round Bye In Nail-Biter Against Falcons

The Carolina Panthers may have been facing off with the lowly Atlanta Falcons in the regular season finale, but they still had a lot to play for as far as the playoffs were concerned. Once again, they had to hold on for another victory, but they did it with a tout defense and an offense that scored when it counted.

12/30/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers goes after Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during their game at Bank against the Carolina Panthers of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Defense Shines In Comeback Victory Over Saints

The Carolina Panthers needed a victory over the New Orleans Saints to clinch a playoff berth and keep their hopes of an NFC South title alive. On a day when a monsoon descended upon Bank of America Stadium, the Panthers didn’t win in pretty fashion, but they got back at the Saints and into the playoffs.

12/23/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 15: Mike Tolbert #35 of the Carolina Panthers rolls into the end zone for a touchdown against the New York Jets during play at Bank of America Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 30-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Carolina Rebounds Big Loss With Win Over Jets

The Carolina Panthers still have a shot at the NFC South title and after a loss to the New Orleans Saints, they needed to rebound in a big way. That was exactly what they did against the New York Jets and kept their divisional title hopes alive.

12/16/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 8: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is sacked during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Panthers 31-13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Panthers Win Streak Crashes Down As Saints Dominate In New Orleans

It had to come to an end sooner or later, but the Carolina Panthers did not think that their eight-game win streak would come crashing down like it did on Sunday night. The New Orleans Saints rebounded big time from their bad loss last week and took it to the Panthers in the Superdome.

12/09/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: A.J. Klein #56 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after sacking quarterback Mike Glennin #8 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 27-6. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Panthers Easily Rout Buccaneers To Win 8th Straight

Two winning streaks went up against each other on Sunday, and one of them had to come to an end. When all was said and done, it was the longer win streak of the Carolina Panthers that carried on and the three-game streak of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came crashing to an end.

12/02/2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scrambles during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Carolina Escapes Miami With Last-Minute Victory Over Dolphins

The Carolina Panthers looked as if they were falling right into a traditional trap game after a huge victory last week, but they were able to escape. Cam Newton led the comeback charge in a game that looked as if it was going to be a major upset against the Miami Dolphins.

11/25/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots upends Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers during play at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Panthers Prove They’re No Fluke With Big Win Over Patriots

The Carolina Panthers have been trying to prove to the world that they aren’t just lucky and can hang with the big boys in the NFL. A close win over the San Francisco 49ers last week helped some, but a victory over the New England Patriots sealed it.

11/19/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Drayton Florence #29 of the Carolina Panthers high-steps into the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 34-10. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Turnovers Pave Way To Panthers Big Win Over Falcons

The Carolina Panthers are two games over .500 and have a clear lock on second place in the NFC South after demolishing the Atlanta Falcons and sending them reeling further backward. Their fifth win of the season came with a balanced offensive attack and a defense that swarmed their divisional rival.

11/04/2013

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