NFL.com: 20 [Down 1]: Unlike the Packers, the Panthers did not have their bye week at an optimal time. Who would want to go on a break after routing the Giants, 38-0? Check out this upcoming schedule: at Cardinals, at Vikings, vs. Rams, at Bucs ... there's a chance the Panthers could go from 0-2 to 5-2 in time for their home matchup with the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 3. #justsayin'
ESPN: 21 [No change]: Coming off the bye, will the real Panthers please stand up? Is Carolina the team that dominated the Giants, or the last-second loser in Buffalo in Week 2?
Fox: 23 [Down 1]: The Panthers will be coming off their bye week with two very winnable games against the Cardinals and then the Vikings. Both are on the road, but this is a good chance for the Panthers to climb above .500 on the season.
CBS: 19 [No change]: The Panthers are coming off a bye and should be healthy. Their front 7 on defense is one of the best in the NFL. If they balance up the run game and get Cam Newton going in the right direction, they can contend.
USA Today: 19 [Down 1]: None of the next five opponents have a winning record.
Yahoo: 18 [No change]: They still have a chance to have a really good season. That offer expires immediately if they can't beat Arizona coming off a bye week.
SB Nation: 20 [Up 1]: If you were waiting for Ron Rivera to get fired this weekend, I hope you used that time to make a nice thank-you gift for Tom Coughlin and the Giants.
NBC/PFT: 20 [No change]: “We’re not in last place in the NFC South!”