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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Carolina Panthers Secret Identity

The Carolina Panthers have a secret identity right now and we have no idea what it is. We all know that Cam Newton is Superman and Greg Hardy is (was) “The Kraken.” But, who are the Carolina Panthers? The Panthers have a record of 2-2 after week four of the 2014 NFL season. They are currently in first place in the NFC South and have the fewest points scored against them in the division. The NFC South currently looks like one of the weakest divisions in the NFL, but you have to stay positive right? After seeing the Panthers play four games we still don’t know the identity of this team. Are they playoff worthy? Or will they have a top 10 pick in the next NFL Draft?

Let’s talk about the Carolina Panthers victories and losses to see if we can answer these questions.

2014 Team Stats:
Offense: Passing Yards: 256.8 Yards (13th)   Rushing Yards: 71.0 Yards (29th)
Defense: Opponent Passing Yards: 233.0 (12th)   Opponent Rushing Yards: 140.8 (27th)

Two Victories
The Carolina Panthers started the season 2-0 by winning their matchups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions. The Panthers defense looked fierce and ready for a playoff run. Their opponents only averaged 10.5 points per game and the Panthers held their offense to only 86 rushing yards per game.

Two Losses
The next two games the Carolina Panthers lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. They allowed an average of 37.5 points per game against those two teams. How has this happened to the great Carolina Panthers defense? The defensive line couldn't put pressure on the quarterback, stop the run, and the offense struggled to score.
The Carolina Panthers look like two completely different teams after their first four games of the season.

Who are the 2014 Carolina Panthers?
The Carolina Panthers have a secret identify right now and we won’t be able to find out what it truly is until their next matchup against the Chicago Bears. Will the front seven show up and shutdown Matt Forte, and be able to put pressure on Jay Cutler? Can the defensive secondary compete against Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery? Can the Panthers offense run the ball and get the first down? I believe this team will turn their season around against the Bears and show the NFL that they should be worried when they play the Carolina Panthers!

Do you still have hope for this Carolina Panthers team?

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  1. Is it too early to throw in Benjimus Prime?

  2. Maybe a little....I like it though. I want to see that horse get free after a tackle though. Waiting to see him break out after a catch.

    1. Cam Newton doesn't use Benjamin enough outside of the red zone or the long ball.