Are the Panthers the real deal?
The Panthers have done what no one expected them to do this season. They have a more mature/veteran looking Cam Newton and they have an unbelievable record. 14-1 is no easy task no matter how you look at it. In my book, a win is a win, period. With all that said, I respect the Panthers and what they have accomplished, but I don’t see a deep playoff run in any way, shape, or form happening. Before you are quick to drop an overused word like “Hater”, or phrase like “U mad bro?”, or some other Drake-type comment I’d respectfully ask that you read the whole article to see where I am coming from.
First things first, their division. I will not over exaggerate and say they are the worst division in the NFL because that is simply not true. However, they are the third worst in the NFL ahead of only the NFC East and the AFC South. If you would like to try to nit-pick them to 4th worst then be my guest, but the point is that their division is weak and no self-respecting football fan would disagree with that. What does a weak division mean? It means weak opponents and easy games continuously all season. My thoughts on the Panthers and their division doesn’t change at all because they lost to the Falcons. If anything it proves my point even more. How does a team, that beat the Falcons 38-0 two weeks earlier, come back to lose against them? That my friends is the sign of an inconsistent team.
Now let’s talk about some key wins. There are two and one is barely considered a key win. The first was their first game of the season against the Seahawks. I have nothing bad to say about how they executed their win, but the team they beat is now just 9-6 and that is not as impressive. This is the win that, in my opinion, is barely key at all. It looked better at the time because the Seahawks were just coming off a Super Bowl appearance, but we quickly found out that they weren’t the same team. The second, and really only key win, was against the Packers. The Packers are always a tough team to beat but let’s get two things very clear… Eddie Lacy was horrible all year and they didn’t have their star WR Jordy Nelson. Those two factors don’t make it easy to beat the Packers, but we all know it does make it easier. Beyond those two wins, I challenge anyone to find any other impressive wins. Hint: there aren’t any.
Most people (analysts) think that Carolina will play the winner of the Redskins and Minnesota for their first playoff game. In my opinion, the Vikings will probably massacre the Redskins. If they do, that could very well be the end of the Panther’s playoff run. The Vikings have played much better opponents (inside the division and outside) and Adrian Peterson is arguably the best RB in the league. If they somehow do make it past their divisional round game they will more than likely play the Cardinals, who just made the Packers look like a middle school football team. I was recently speaking with the founder of MFST, Dan Schalk, and he said “They (Panthers) are the worst 14-1 team I have ever seen” and I must say that I agree with him 100%. I don’t think either of us mean it in a disrespectful way, although it’s pretty hard to say a statement like then in a respectful way, but the competition has just not been good enough for us to give much praise to the Panthers.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/panthers-real-deal/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/a-50.jpg?fit=640%2C360&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/a-50.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC SouthAnalysisArizona CardinalsAtlanta FalconsCarolina PanthersFootballGreen Bay PackersMinnesota VikingsNFC EastNFC SouthNFLRecent PostsSeattle SeahawksArizona Cardinals,Carolina Panthers,Green Bay Packers,NFL,Seattle SeahawksThe Panthers have done what no one expected them to do this season. They have a more mature/veteran looking Cam Newton and they have an unbelievable record. 14-1 is no easy task no matter how you look at it. In my book, a win is a win, period. With...Paul HickmanPaul Hickmant.email@example.comContributorI was born in Omaha, NE but I've been in Arkansas for the last 10 years for school and work. I am 27 years old and I do background checks for companies all over the country. I am true CornHusker but I have been in Arkansas so long that I have an equal love for my Razorbacks! I love all sports but my favorites are Basketball and Football (any level). My pro teams are the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Mavericks. I play fantasy football every single year and I love it with a passion! I love my career, but my dream is to one day open up a brewery/sports bar.MyFantasySportsTalk