It was a rough week for the Carolina Panthers all-around.
First, a pick on a throwaway pass. Then a pick in the end zone, the sacks, the special teams touchdown. Oh, boy…
Football is a team sport so it’s hard (and arguably unfair) to pin all of the blame on one player. When people get pressed into action we can’t always expect it to be a seamless transition from one person to another. However, football is also a business and business decisions have to be made. It is still uncertain whether or not changes will be made with the product, but we can be sure that certain corporate changes are on the way for the Panthers. Let’s start by looking at a picture that was drawn in pencil last week and was re-drawn in oil paint this week.
The Saints rebound
A win for the Saints practically dashed the Panthers’ hopes for an NFC South title. The Saints now sit comfortably at the top of the division three wins ahead of the Panthers.
The window for a run at the NFC South title is still possible as the Panthers still have six games to correct their errors, however if the Saints win one more game one the Panthers suffer another loss then the window may be completely closed. They will welcome the Panthers into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome next week so that conversation might be over by this time next week.
If the Panthers don’t win next week they will be officially unofficially out of the running for an NFC South title. And with the way that the Vikings and Seahawks have been playing this year we may already be out of the wildcard race, too.
Now back to the Panthers’ game…