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December 31, 2014

FOX Sports: Reasons the Panthers could win it all

The records are wiped clean in the playoffs, and FOX Sports writer Alex Marvez gave three reasons why every team could win the Super Bowl.

The Panthers are the No. 4 seed and host the Cardinals on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium. Marvez said Carolina would run the table due to the respect factor, physical play and having no fear of playing at Seattle.

Marvez said teams respect the Panthers no matter their regular season record because of their four-game winning streak.

“Opposing head coaches should worry about their players taking the Panthers lightly simply because of their record,” Marvez writes. “That would be a big mistake. Just ask the 2010 New Orleans Saints, who lost in the first round against a division champion (Seattle) that entered the postseason with an even worse mark than Carolina.”

For more on the Panthers, and Marvez’ reasons on the other 11 teams in the playoffs, click here.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 31, 2014 at 02:47 PM | Permalink


If we can just get one win, I would feel really good going into next season.

Posted by: MikeD83 | Dec 31, 2014 4:02:03 PM

Bitch, please!

Posted by: Matt Wilson | Dec 31, 2014 4:06:05 PM

Reason Number Four = Swoll Bones don't take no crap

Posted by: Holla | Dec 31, 2014 4:08:58 PM

The Panthers run the table and win it all??? Wait a minute! It's New Year's Eve, not April Fools day... But I'm still laughing at this nonsense!

Posted by: Sam Vimes | Dec 31, 2014 4:50:08 PM

We won't win a superbowl with Cam as our quarterback. His read option /scrambling run game will get shutdown, and 10 complete passes won't be enough to win the game.

Posted by: Cam is awful | Dec 31, 2014 4:53:32 PM

I almost had to call 911 after reading that ridiculous headline. I was on the floor laughing so hard I almost wet my pants! How much did you get paid to write this? And to make it even funnier, it took two of you to come up with this laugh!!!! The only way the Carolina PootyTats are going to win the Super Bowl this year is if all other teams in the playoffs are vaporized by the little green guys from "Mars Attacks"!!! Oh Lord someone please help me get off the floor now!!!

Posted by: Greg Streuber | Dec 31, 2014 5:47:07 PM

Actually we are still in it- it all depends on how desperate the team plays. If we waltz in there on Saturday feeling all good about the playoffs facing a third string QB, then we will get beat.
I wonder if Rivera is a good enough psychologist to know how to motivate these guys. Sometimes we come out and look like UNC against State- clueless and hammered. Other times we are the hammer.
Be the hammer-

Posted by: Gettleman | Dec 31, 2014 6:16:57 PM

Sometimes I wonder if these post are from Alabama fans still mad about Auburn and Newton kicking there A**. Or if these are Falcon/Saint/Bucs/or other NFL teams fans just hating.

Posted by: TrueNCfan704 | Dec 31, 2014 6:46:26 PM

Naw, we're Panther fans. We just want a real quarterback, not a running back.

Posted by: Cam is awful | Dec 31, 2014 7:15:41 PM

The Cam haters just make themselves sound stupid... or worse.

As for running the table, it's always possible... remember at least two teams have to every year and do!

Here is a less known possibility:

IF both Carolina and Detroit were to win their first two, that would leave Charlotte hosting Detroit for the NFC Championship. Now, wouldn't that be a nice belated Christmas present? ;)

Sure, the odds are small, but it's still possible.

Posted by: John | Dec 31, 2014 7:48:11 PM

I wonder what kind of excuses the moronic Cam fans will come up with when Cam stinks it up in the playoffs?

Posted by: Cam is awful | Dec 31, 2014 8:18:12 PM

I mean blind moronic Cam fans.

Posted by: Cam is awful | Dec 31, 2014 8:19:16 PM

IF the Panthers play like they did against the Falcons Sunday throughout the playoffs, it's possible. The key was solid running, no turnovers and few penalties, and the defense playing out of their minds with those key forced turnovers.

We're due a win at least in round one. Anything can happen, especially if you've come off a hot streak in December.

Posted by: Bill | Dec 31, 2014 9:13:04 PM

Cam is awful, I'll bet you right now that there are probably at least 20 teams in the NFL that would fall all over themselves to get Cam.

Posted by: John | Dec 31, 2014 9:31:15 PM

Rivera, Coaching staff give JR a New Years Gift and play lights out by Winning, Years ago JR watched his team get a beat down by the cards we owe them a beat down back.
(Go Get It) Rivera you Tell`em THIS RIDE AIN`T OVER !!!!!

Posted by: JOE | Dec 31, 2014 9:32:47 PM

Your funny John. Already started your New Years Eve drinking Isee.20 teams? I highly doubt it. Maybe 2 or 3.

Posted by: Cam is awful | Dec 31, 2014 9:38:20 PM

I can't wait till we win the Super Bowl so I can laugh in the faces of all u haters and doubters

Posted by: Derick | Jan 1, 2015 3:41:37 AM

Let me guess, you would rather have Andy Dalton or Derek Anderson as your starting QB heading into the playoffs? I really hope Cam continues his hot streak all the way to the nfc championship so I can call you out and then say, "wait, where's so and so negative Cam hater Cam is awful now ?"

Posted by: Cam is awful is a dumbass | Jan 1, 2015 8:28:54 AM

The panthers don't need or want so called fans like you cam is awful. Your probably a closet buccaneer fan.

Posted by: True panther fan | Jan 1, 2015 9:53:45 AM

Panthers keep pounding. The Level and emotion of the players of the panthers has changed. The are clicking playing as a team not talented individuals. Any given Sunday. Well in this case Saturday. Go!! Panthers.

Posted by: Travis Harshman | Jan 1, 2015 10:11:24 AM

Half of these people hating on Cam Newton are trolls. The other half are idiots. We don't need these type of people here. Drew Bree's, Ryan, Rivers, Kaeparnich and Bradford are at home on their couch and Cam is in the playoffs, so Stfu losers.

Posted by: SirCAM | Jan 1, 2015 11:55:03 AM

Half of these people hating on Cam Newton are trolls. The other half are idiots. We don't need these type of people here. Drew Bree's, Ryan, Rivers, Kaeparnich and Bradford are at home on their couch and Cam is in the playoffs, so Stfu losers.

Posted by: SirCAM | Jan 1, 2015 11:55:04 AM

Our outstanding defense got us in the playoffs moron. Cam hardly did anything. Im sure Cam will take all the credit though. All those quarterbacks you mentioned are way better than run first Cam, except Kaepernic.

Posted by: Cam is awful | Jan 1, 2015 1:31:17 PM

Please check out a rap song I wrote
for all of you.Called ( BIG BLACK CATS )
Whos gonna win the NFC SOUTH

Posted by: John Woodley | Jan 1, 2015 2:09:49 PM

Making the playoffs with a losing record is not a good thing for this team. It validates the incredibly bad decision making they made in the off season. Whatever, this team will not make it to the next level until Richardson moves on.

Posted by: Brian | Jan 2, 2015 10:41:00 AM

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