Carolina Panthers Must Avoid Complacency Before Showdown with New Orleans

November 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Amid the controversy that surrounded the conclusion of Monday Night Football featuring the New England Patriots (7-3) and the host Carolina Panthers (7-3), one thing was for certain: The Panthers are indeed postseason contenders in 2013.
Carolina has fought all season to establish itself as relevant in the playoff picture, and after two consecutive victories over winning teams, its mission has been accomplished.
Moving forward, it seems easy to suggest the Panthers are a shoo-in for a wild-card berth. However, this team is thinking big and is very much in contention for the NFC South crown. They have a favorable schedule and one that allows them to control their own destiny. Of their remaining six games, only one team has a winning record.
Not surprisingly, that team is the division rival New Orleans Saints.
Carolina will be able to prove its mettle against the high-octane Saints offense, but for now, let’s focus on the winnable games.
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