Now who scares the Panthers?


The Carolina Panthers passed the test versus the Dallas Cowboys, so who scares you most now on their schedule?

The Carolina Panthers have five regular season games remaining for this season.  Yes, it seems hard to believe that the Panthers regular season is almost over.

However, it is also hard to believe the Panthers are undefeated at 11-0, yet they are and currently sit in first place in the NFC for home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

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But, lets not get ahead of ourselves, as there still are five games remaining.  A few weeks ago, the opponent left on the Panthers schedule that appeared to be the one to give them the hardest game was the Dallas Cowboys.  Well, that never came to fruition.

So who is it now?

This week, in week 13, the Panthers travel to New Orleans to face the Saints for the second time this season.  Drew Brees was out the first time these two teams met and Josh Norman made a remarkable play to break up a touchdown winning pass.

The NFL has already flexed this game to have a late afternoon start.  Will that impact the Panthers?

Next, the Panthers return home for the final time in 2015 to face the Atlanta Falcons for the first of two

Nov 22, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) attempts a pass in the first quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

games in three weeks against their divisional opponent.

Matt Ryan has steadily gone down as the season has progressed, which makes everyone wonder, what is wrong.  Julio Jones is going to be a key part of the game, or will he since Norman will be covering him and Norman has handled every assignment so far this year, including against Dez Bryant who did not have a reception when Norman was guarding.

Now, the Panthers travel to New York to face the Giants as the last game before Christmas.  New York in possibly snow against an Eli Manning led team……….

Two days after Christmas, the Panthers go on the road to face the Falcons – again.  After the first game, who will be looking for revenge, the Panthers, or Falcons?

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The Panthers start 2016 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at home, in the final game of the regular season.  The way Jameis Winston has been playing lately, this could be a game where the Bucs are fighting for a playoff spot and the Panthers could be resting their starters if they have clinched home field advantage and the division.  Hmmmm……..

So who scares you?