TALE OF THE TAPE

Carolina Panthers

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    Tale Of The Tape: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

    This is the kind of game that usually brings out the best in Drew Brees. His intelligence, courage and accuracy makes him an ideal quarterback in one of the biggest games of the year.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Carolina Panthers

    After five straight awful performances, Geno Smith broke out of his slump and had a decent game against the Raiders in Week 14 as he completed 16-of-25 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At New Orleans Saints

    Cam Newton has certainly stepped it up this year as he appears to have grown dramatically in maturity and confidence.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Carolina Panthers

    The Tampa Bay Bucs have not done a lot of things right this season, but Greg Schiano is proving to be correct by his decision to get rid of talented but enigmatic Josh Freeman and replacing him with Mike Glennon.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Miami Dolphins

    Cam Newton is proving to be one of the most improved quarterbacks in the NFL. He has come a long way this season in proving his consistency, and that’s why the Panthers have been able to climb the ladder so rapidly this season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Carolina Panthers

    Tom Brady has endured a difficult season and touchdowns were hard to come by until the Patriots put 55 points on the board against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Nine.

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