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Sunday Football Open Thread: Raiders at the #Panthers

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Panthers logoThe Panthers (5-9) are all set to play their last home game of the season, and today they’ll be taking on the Oakland Raiders [4] (4-10) on a mild day here in Charlotte – 50 degrees as I type this. Should get up to 57, which feels more like fall football weather than winter weather. Nice. :)

Needless to say, the Panthers are hoping to extend their 2 game winning streak (their first of the year – defeating the Falcons and then the Chargers) into a 3 game streak with a win over Oakland, and be on the road to (hopefully) finish a bad season on a strong note. I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about the Cats’ chances of winning today, so I picked them in the office pool. Their opponents next week, BTW, are the New Orleans Saints.

Today’s game starts at 1 ET and will be broadcast locally on CBS.

My office pool picks for this week:

Falcons (W)
Packers
Dolphins
Panthers
Chargers
Texans
Steelers
Patriots
Colts
Cowboys
Redskins
Bucs
Broncos
Giants
Bears
Seahawks – sorry, Phineas! (43 total game points)

BTW, I won the office pool this past week, along with a colleague. My first time I’ve won more than once in a season. Yay me! :D