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CRA's prediction - week 4

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All I know is this: the longest weeks in a season are ones like these. Your team under performs on a big stage.... Then you wait.... Wait.... And fuggin wait some more, in hopes that they can turn it around to get that shyitty taste out of your mouth!

Here's to continue to waiting... Fmylife

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Maybe just the fact that expectations were higher this year, kind of a letdown

Well, I also think there is some serious overreaction....look at the Packers, Giants, Cards and a host of other teams that have made Superbowl appearances in recent years.....no one would have guessed it 3 weeks in. I don't want Carolina playing its best football early....there is still time to right the ship.

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Forget Cam for a moment, how can any of you have confidence in a victory given the way our defense has played?

And please don't pull out the Saints game as an example of a good defensive performance. Graham dropped a couple of key passes, including one that would have been a TD. Their 4th receiver (can't remember his name, but he's the little white guy with the funny TD dance) also dropped a sure TD.

I'll pick the Panthers again once the D shows me something on the field, not before.

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Well, I also think there is some serious overreaction....look at the Packers, Giants, Cards and a host of other teams that have made Superbowl appearances in recent years.....no one would have guessed it 3 weeks in. I don't want Carolina playing its best football early....there is still time to right the ship.

Hope your right...there is tons of time left but theyll need to do a complete 180 because that win against new Orleans isn't looking that impressive at all.

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Forget Cam for a moment, how can any of you have confidence in a victory given the way our defense has played?

And please don't pull out the Saints game as an example of a good defensive performance. Graham dropped a couple of key passes, including one that would have been a TD. Their 4th receiver (can't remember his name, but he's the little white guy with the funny TD dance) also dropped a sure TD.

I'll pick the Panthers again once the D shows me something on the field, not before.

Did you not watch last season? Pretty sure we were in every game but 2 last year and our defense was utter dog poo.

Saints game was an example of last year. O just has to get rolling....D just needs to make a couple plays....not be impressive. They weren't impressive week 2 against the Saints. 2-3 plays ain't too much to expect or ask of from the D. Also, we don't need great ST play.......just no blocked kicks, TD returns and fumbled returns.

We are an offensive team. Stewart back + a media trashed Cam = offense

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Forget Cam for a moment, how can any of you have confidence in a victory given the way our defense has played?

This!

Even if Cam turns things around against the Falcons, how in the world is the Carolina defense going to stop Atlanta's air attack?

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This!

Even if Cam turns things around against the Falcons, how in the world is the Carolina defense going to stop Atlanta's air attack?

Don't need to stop it....D just needs to make a couple plays against it.

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Matt Ryan to White

Matt Ryan to Jones

Matt Ryan to Gonzalez

Turner up the middle for 15

Turner takes it outside for 10

Turner up the middle for 8

Matt Ryan to Gonzalez

The Panthers D has to stop all that on Sunday.

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I hope you're right, CRA. If we could win this one it could be the springboard this team needs to make a good run this year.

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Matt Ryan to White

Matt Ryan to Jones

Matt Ryan to Gonzalez

Turner up the middle for 15

Turner takes it outside for 10

Turner up the middle for 8

Matt Ryan to Gonzalez

The Panthers D has to stop all that on Sunday.

Yeah, you can do the same with the Panther O....they have to stop that. If Carolina doesn't stop themselves....most teams will struggle with the task.

Don't put too much stock in the NYG game....just like you shouldn't of in the Tenn game last year.

Atl has played great thus far....unrealistic to think that continues all season. Doesn't happen in reality often in the NFL. 1-2 teams do that start to finish each year.

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Forget Cam for a moment, how can any of you have confidence in a victory given the way our defense has played?

And please don't pull out the Saints game as an example of a good defensive performance. Graham dropped a couple of key passes, including one that would have been a TD. Their 4th receiver (can't remember his name, but he's the little white guy with the funny TD dance) also dropped a sure TD.

I'll pick the Panthers again once the D shows me something on the field, not before.

giants defense was poo for most of the season last year.

the pats D? forget about it.

the packers when they won it all? wasn't the D.

quite a few teams have made it into and through the playoffs with bad defenses and good offenses. just like some have done just as well with bad offenses but good defenses...but that is becoming rare.

all you really need is for one phase of your team to be hitting it at just the right time and usually the teams that are ripping it up early in the season peter out late, meanwhile teams that will go far in the playoffs will much of the time struggle early on.

hopefully our D can at least get to the point that they aren't sucking and can be respectable. i think the offense is close to getting it's groove back and when it does then we will be pushing for a playoff spot...unless it takes too long and we've dug a hole too deep (which we haven't yet.)

there's still time.

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Veteran QB's like both Mannings, Brees, or Brady may not need a great D to get to the playoffs. But a lousy D with a very young QB, no matter how talented, is likely not going to be successful.

Young QB's typically try to force things too much when playing from behind. They may get away with it from time to time, but not on a consistent basis.

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