The Panthers host the Saints here at home on a very wintry-like day here, at least in terms of the temperatures. It’s 32 degrees currently, but it feels about ten degrees colder.
The Saints (13-2) are resting QB Drew Brees today in advance of the playoffs. The Panthers (7-8) would like a win today in order to end their season at .500. They’ll have to do it without stars WR Steve Smith (broken forearm) and RB DeAngelo Williams (listed as “doubtful” but likely won’t start due to an ankle injury). Matt Moore will start once again in place of the “injured” Jake Delhomme in what NFL.com is suggesting will be his final audition for the starting spot next year.
Game time is 1:00 PM and it will be broadcast on Fox.
BTW, my regular schedule for blogging will resume sometime tomorrow. I’ve been off the last week and have been busy taking care of some year end stuff, catching up on reading, etc. The 8-5 will likely be busy tomorrow as I get back into the swing of things but after that it should be back to normal as far as the blogging goes. Hope everyone has enjoyed the Christmas/New year holiday season.
Update – 4:52 PM: Another impressive win for the Panthers, even with some of the Saints starters sitting on the bench. We finish the season at 8-8 with a 23-10 win.