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Friday, September 12, 2014

C3 FANatics Open Discussion: What Do The Panthers Have To Do To Beat The Lions?

Wouldn't 2-0 sound incredibly good?  After years of slow starts, we have a chance to take the lead in the NFC South with a W coupled with a Falcons loss to the Bengals.  Which do you think is more critical to our success, dimming the wattage of the Lion's Megatron or Cam's performance? 

I'm going to say Cam's performance is more important.  Calvin is going to get his, we just have to try to make it take time for their plays to develop.  This will give us a shot or two at sacking Stafford.  And I think we will have to play a bend-but-don't-break style of D anyway.  But if Cam is immobile and ineffective, we lose.  If he is Superman, then when asked if I think we can win, my answer is:  Yes we Cam! 


  1. Both are important, but slowing down Calvin only happens via a pass rush. But if Cam struggles, we have no shot at beating the Lions.

  2. CJ isn't a problemSeptember 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Calvin Johnson isn't the problem for Carolina. Don't worry stopping him won't happen...he'll get his, and that is OK. Last year, he caught over 20 balls and had almost 300 yards in a game and they still lost. The key for Carolina is to limit CJ getting in the endzone, make Detroit one dimensional (a CJ only offense), and to get after Stafford.

    I'm most worried about Reggie Bush and him getting the ball when plays start to break down. If the pash rush gets after Stafford, but doesn't get him, and Bush gets the ball in the open field, Carolina will find themselves on individual matchups against Bush in space. Ruh Roh!

  3. The only way to stop Calvin John son is to keep him and the rest of the Lions offense on the sideline. We have to run the ball and run it effectively. The greater the time of possession in Carolina's favor, the better the chance we win this game. I think we win and I don't think it will be as close as people are suspecting. Calvin will get his, we just have to make sure no one else does.

  4. And it looks like DW may not play..