The Panthers went two full months, from October 6 to December 6, without a win. Today, the 6-8-1 “Angry Kitties” clash with the 6-9 Falcons in the Georgia Dome at 4:25 PM ET. The game is airing on CBS.
This is a “must win” for Carolina or they can kiss the post-season goodbye.
Running back DeAngelo Williams is slated to start today after being benched with a broken bone in his right hand which he suffered in the Cats’ loss to the Vikings on November 30th.
For Carolina to win today, they’ve got to stop Atlanta’s Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones who can be a nightmare to defend. If Carolina fails, it’s going to be a long day.
The oddsmakers put the Panthers as 4-point underdogs. They are fighting for the last remaining playoff spot in the NFC. I hope Coach Rivera has the good sense to put in backup quarterback Derek Anderson if Newton isn’t getting the job done.
And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy these Top Cats in their Santa outfits.