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#1 Zod

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:50 AM

The Carolina Panthers head to Arizona on Sunday where they will try to being their record to 2-2.

After handing the NY Giants their first shut out in years, the Carolina Panthers defense will continue their quest for league domination. Arizona currently ranks 27th in the league in total offense. The Panthers should be able to hold them to under 10 points.

Here is a preview of what you will see Sunday....
  • Arizona won't be able to run the ball. Rashard Mendenhall had an awful performance last week. 21 yards gained on 12 carries and two fumbles. It doesn't get much worse for a running back. Rookie Andre Ellington may get more carries this week. Ellington is a speedy edge runner, but should be stifled by the Panthers superior linebackers and defensive ends.
  • Carson Palmer will fold under pressure. A quick look at Palmer's stats tells the story. While under no pressure, Palmer's completion percentage is a respectable 64%. However, while under pressure that number drops to only 20%. If the Panthers front four can get pressure in the base packages the game is over.
  • Larry Fitzgerald will have his moments. The Panthers secondary will not be able to contain Fitzgerald the entire game. I expect a big play or two from him. Although the Cardinals offense is struggling, Fitzgerald has three touchdowns so far this season. The Panthers will give plenty of safety help in covering him, as the deep long ball has been the Panthers weakness on defense at times this season.
Overall I see a very productive day for the Panthers defense on Sunday. If they can contain the outside edges in the run game and get pressure with their base package it will be an easy victory.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:00 AM

It's the offense that worries me this game.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:00 AM

Agreed. Monsterz Inc. Domination = Panther W



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:09 AM

i just hope peterson and honey badger dont give us hell



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:23 AM

It's the offense that worries me this game.

They average giving up 22 points on defense we are averaging 12.  I would take that as a final score.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:29 AM

It's the offense that worries me this game.

yeah, their defense is pretty stout. the bucs did manage to score 10, tho. ...and that was with beanpole glennon throwing.  

 

i think we can get at least 14 from the offense and maybe another from the defense (i think the D is due for a score).

 

meanwhile, i wouldn't be a bit surprised to see another shut out from the defense. i really can't wait to see what that pass rush can do to the cards. and their run game? fugetaboutit.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:34 AM

Washington is a beast, Dockett is realizing his potential, Mathieu is a playmaker and Peterson is no longer overrated in my book when discussing whether or not he's a Top 5 DB. They have a strong defense but it usually gets overshadowed because of Arizona's putrid offense. This will be a dogfight, especially since they're second in league against the run.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

they're second in league against the run.

 

They have yet to face a top 20 rushing attack this season.

 

Panthers are a top 5 rushing attack.

 

I think we will have success.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

God write up. I agree on all points. Speaking as someone who was about thirty yards away when Kraken laid that smack down on Carson last year (it rattled MY fillings, not mention what it did to Palmer), I can't help but believe he'll have a bad case of sweaty palms when he sees Hardy lining up against him. How about a similar analysis for the offense?



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

God write up. I agree on all points. Speaking as someone who was about thirty yards away when Kraken laid that smack down on Carson last year (it rattled MY fillings, not mention what it did to Palmer), I can't help but believe he'll have a bad case of sweaty palms when he sees Hardy lining up against him. How about a similar analysis for the offense?


They have some playmakers in the secondary.....I think we need a somewhat conservative offense approach unless forced to open it up.

Can't allow there one strength to have a big impact.



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