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NFL Monday Night Football Open Thread: #Patriots at the #Panthers

It’s a huge night for the Panthers and their excited fans as we get set to try and jump our next “legitimate contenders”/relevancy hurdle by way of the visiting Tom Brady and his New England Patriots. The 6-3 Panthers are sitting firmly in 2nd place behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South while New England, at 7-2, is in first place in the more competitive AFC East division. The Panthers had an epic, hard-fought – and won – battle against Phineas‘ 49ers at Candlestick Park back on the 10th, and look to build on their 5 game win streak tonight. With that win, many sports analysts began talking about the Panthers in a serious light as being a top team to beat, a team that has more than a fighting chance to make it to the playoffs – and perhaps beyond. A win tonight against the storied Patriots would stoke that commentary all the more. And of course Panthers Coach Ron Rivera and company would certainly welcome it......   [Read More]

NFL Sunday Football Open Thread: #Panthers at the #49ers

The Carolina Panthers (5-3) are visiting the SF 49ers (6-2) today for an afternoon game that both the national and local sports media have declared will be a true test for the Cats to see if they really are the “changed” team they’ve looked like the last several weeks. The 49ers are riding high on a 5 game winning streak, while the Panthers don’t look so bad themselves with their 4 game win streak. They key to the game for the Panthers will be what it’s always been: If they can win the points battle in the first half, to FINISH in the 2nd half on top......   [Read More]

NFL Sunday Football Open Thread: #Falcons at the #Panthers

It’s a chilly fall day here in Charlotte as NFC South division rivals the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers get set to go head to head in a 1 pm game that will see the Panthers (4-3) try to extend their 3 game winning streak to 4 while the Falcons (2-5) – who were considered Super Bowl contenders at the start of the season – try to get their team back on track......   [Read More]

Sunday NFL Football Open Thread: #Rams at the #Panthers – plus #Redskins commentary

The 2-3 Carolina Panthers had an impressive win last week over the Minnesota Vikings and are hoping to bring their season to .500 with a home game win today against the 3-3 St. Louis Rams. It’s a perfect fall day for some football here in Charlotte, with sunny skies and where temperatures are supposed to be in the upper 60s......   [Read More]