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2004: We started 1-7 and were a 60-yd FG from the playoffs


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#1 Sam Mills Fan

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:04 PM

November 14, 2004: The 1-7 Carolina Panthers played the 1-7 San Francisco 49ers. It was the Toilet Bowl Game of the Year. The Niners jumped out to a 17-3 lead at halftime before the Panthers roared back to score 34 points in the 2nd half to win 37-27. That was the start of the Panther comeback in the second half of the season that ended a 60-yard field goal attempt against the Saints away from a playoff berth.

October 24, 2010: The 0-5 Carolina Panthers play the 1-5 San Francisco 49ers. It's the Toilet Bowl Game of the Year so far. Matt Moore is coming back and will be under ZERO pressure to do well. With the Devin Thomas signing, it's likely that we won't be starting any rookies this week. If we beat the 49ers and get 89/Otah/TD back in the next few weeks, who's to say that we don't make it back into the playoff race?

That 2004 year saw TWO 8-8 NFC teams make the playoffs. Look at the current NFC standings. This conference sucks ass. We have an easy schedule the rest of the way.

Stand and cheer for the Panthers
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And city of the queen
Carolina!
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Than to be in Carolina
For a Panther football game!
From the mountains
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Carolina, Carolina best of em all!
From the endzone
To the endzone
Carolina, Carolina carry the ball!
Oh, nothin' could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
For a Panther football game!
Carolina!

KEEP FIGHTING! KEEP POUNDING! NEVER SURRENDER! GO PANTHERS!

#2 CRA

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:10 PM

I will say, that run from the 49ers game on was one of my favorite times being a fan.

Never say never I guess. NFC is weak....very weak this year.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

Now we're just a OLine away.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

I'm hoping my 9ers can go on a run the rest of the way. We do have a very weak schedule and are in a pretty weak division... so I guess you never know!

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

Well said man. In my opinion, the 2004 season is what solidified John Fox as an upper tier head coach. Given the amount of injuries he had to deal with, I think something like 16 players on IR by the end of the season, it definitely showed his abilities to make adjustments. And I was actually at that Nov 14th game in 2004. It was in San Francisco and man was that sweet coming back on the road. That was the start of a great comeback. Remember Nick Goings having like 4 straight 100 yard rushing games? Moose leading the entire NFL in TD's that year. Where did that fight go? Where did that John Fox go? In my eyes, that was probably one of his best years as head coach for the Panthers.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:23 PM

I'm hoping my 9ers can go on a run the rest of the way. We do have a very weak schedule and are in a pretty weak division... so I guess you never know!


this thread isn't about you guys doing it.....it is about your 49ers getting beat and sparking Carolina to get out of the gutter for a miracle run like in 04.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:39 PM

I still have some faith that this team can turn it around. Thinking about the playoffs is ridiculous but I can see this team being much improved by the end of the year. The problem isn't talent, it's just that talent is very young. The oline should get back in shape whether Otah comes back or not, the WRs should be more comfortable and the running game should get better.

The season is a wash but we might see some good football down the stretch.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:47 PM

Wow, an inspiring thread from SMF. I'm impressed.

#9 Sam Mills Fan

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:48 PM

WHY is the playoffs a pipe dream? We're only 0-5 and in a better spot than we were in 2004 at 1-7. No one thought we had a chance in hell at the playoffs then either.

Why not now? Get the 3 players I mentioned back healthy, let Moore play loose, completely open up the playbook and have fun with it....why CAN'T this team make it to 8-8 or 9-7 in theory?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:52 PM

I was down with it until you posted the Panther fight song at the end of your post. Then I was just sad and a little sick to my stomach.

#11 Wither

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:00 PM

I was down with it until you posted the Panther fight song at the end of your post. Then I was just sad and a little sick to my stomach.


I just kind of skipped over that part.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:01 PM

WHY is the playoffs a pipe dream? We're only 0-5 and in a better spot than we were in 2004 at 1-7. No one thought we had a chance in hell at the playoffs then either.

Why not now? Get the 3 players I mentioned back healthy, let Moore play loose, completely open up the playbook and have fun with it....why CAN'T this team make it to 8-8 or 9-7 in theory?


A lot of people don't want to hear this, but we had Jake then, and he was great that year. I haven't given up on Moore yet but I wouldn't be surprised to see his career go either way.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

First post ever I have ever agreed with Sam Mills Fan.....rep

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

First post ever I have ever agreed with Sam Mills Fan.....rep


It's an odd, almost "wrong" feeling, eh?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:27 PM

Well, there is always hope, at least until there is no more hope. But that team had more veteran talent. Of course, this team has better running backs. If by some miracle, we can get the passing game going, we could go on a run.


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