Monday Morning Hangover: 5 Reasons a Patriots-Panthers Super Bowl Won’t Happen

December 21, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A Patriots-Panthers Super Bowl won't be so bad.
The teams put on a great show when they met in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004: Patriots 32, Panthers 29—a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter, with Tom Brady heroics in the closing seconds.
Cam Newton is a heck of a lot more fun than Jake Delhomme was back then; he is sure to liven up media day, anyway. (The dabbing...oh, the dabbing.) It will be an exciting matchup with lots of compelling storylines.
If we sound a little resigned to Patriots-Panthers, it's because the Panthers and Patriots are within inches of clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after their wins Sunday.
The Patriots' brief losing streak of a few weeks ago has receded into memory. Their top challengers are fielding inexperienced quarterbacks. The Panthers survived a gut-check game against the Giants to remain undefeated. Newton looks downright superhuman right now, and his supporting cast looks more impressive every week.

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