Pick-6 Podcast: Will real Panthers stand up; looking ahead to weekend

Are the Panthers for real or will this be a repeat of 2011? (US Presswire)

After Thursday night's no-show performance against the New York Giants , we have no idea what to make of the Carolina Panthers . And neither, apparently, does Cam Newton , who called the effort "embarrassing." On the latest Pick-6 Podcast Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson talk about the current state of this team and look ahead to six noteworthy get-togethers coming up this weekend.

* Is the  Philadelphia Eagles - Arizona Cardinals  game the biggest on the schedule?

* Can Tom Brady and the suddenly punchless New England Patriots offense bounce back against the Baltimore Ravens ?

* By Monday morning, will Andrew Luck have a better record than Peyton Manning ?

* What can we expect from the enigmatic New York Jets as they face the Miami Dolphins ?

* And, most importantly, who wins the Kneeldown Standoff Bowl: the "WE PLAY HARD ON EVERY SNAP" Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the "The Kneeldown Should Be Abolished" Dallas Cowboys ?

Finally, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis joins the show to talk about his team's 2-0 start, including their latest win over the Detroit Lions , as well as the work he's doing with Duracell.

Chattin' starts below…

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CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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