Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th127.2 (7th)219.4 (19th)
Defense10th112.0 (16th)227.8 (11th)
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The defense really grew up as the season moved along, but now they have to get better on offense. Cam Newton needs more help outside.
Cam Newton toughed it out against the Browns and now can get his team to the playoffs by beating the Falcons. They've improved late in the season on both sides of the ball.
The Panthers control their playoff fate. Will Cam Newton be back this week?
At 4-8-1, they saved their playoff hopes by blowing out the Saints on the road. Where has that been all season?
If Ron Rivera didn't get a contract extension after last season, is he gone? They have regressed in a big way.
Their season spiraled downward quickly. But they are far from done in a bad division coming off their bye.
They look like a team that is finished. Cam Newton is playing hurt, and the offensive line stinks.
That performance against the Eagles was terrible. This team has to be considered a major disappointment.
They just aren't doing enough on offense, and that starts with that line. It isn't good enough.
They have a losing record and still lead the division. Now comes a big Thursday night game with the Saints.
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