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Let's Not Get Ahead of ourselves Part II


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#1 methodtoll

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:51 PM

Earlier, someone posted a thread entitled, "Let's Not Get Ahead of Ourselves" so I wanted to add on to that.

As I glaze through the board, many fans have NFCCG in their sites, many are hoping that the Eagles will pull it off and we will see a Eagles/Panthers NFCCG Round 2. However, as much as we would love to see that, let me remind you that we too, have a game to play as well and against a dangerous Cardinals team.

A couple of things I want to point out: This Cardinals team are no slouches, they didn't get to the playoffs or won the NFC West for no reason, you know? In fact, for years, this was a team that many predicted to be a playoff team from the beginning but it just never panned out until this season. Now they are hungry and want to get to the Superbowl bad. Now, I am not saying that we don't but I just don't want you guys to overlook them.

Another thing, we have already faced them once this season and won that game but barely. They played us tough in our own yard and could of easily won that game if it wasn't for Beason stepping up. They want revenge! And it could easily happen if we are not careful.

While we are the favorites to win this game, this doesn't proclaim us victorious. Bringing you back to 2005 when we made our second playoff trip under Fox. We were underdogs to the Bears, no one gave us a chance to win based on what happened earlier that season and yet we won. 2003, nobody believed in us, that we would go all the way to the Superbowl but did. Nobody believed that we could win the Superbowl and though we didn't, we came so close.

So who cares what the spread is in Vegas? What matters is who comes out on top. I am optimistic that we can do it but I am not going to walk into this game cocky. Whomever wins this game, will deserve to be in the NFCCG but both teams should be proud of what season that have had.

Just my two cents

#2 JJT

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:54 PM

My season was complete when we destroyed Tampa Bay on MNF, then humiliated the Broncos the next week.

Everything else, including the SB, is just gravy.

#3 Matt Foley

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

Arizona is a house of Cards, pardon the pun. They went 6-0 in their division, 3-7 against everyone else. Warner is soft. Give him time, then yes, the Cards are dangerous. Rush him, and he starts throwing interceptions. I bet you the Panthers have at least one Pick Six in this game.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:23 PM

As long as the Panthers players don't get ahead of themselves, what difference does it make what fans say?

#5 bryn10

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:24 PM

As long as the Panthers players don't get ahead of themselves, what difference does it make what fans say?


exactly


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