if we are going to discuss the post season... may posit an interesting scenario??? Its very possible that the Cardinals make it to the playoffs. so with that being said... The Panthers could have a shot this postseason at REVENGE AGAINST EVERY TEAM THAT HAS KICKED US OUT BEFORE.
Lets say the Panthers win both games against the Saints, and otherwise win out... that places us at 13-3 and in the second seed.
Lets say the Cardinals win out, including on the road against Seattle... that puts them in the 5th seed ahead of the Saints at #6.
Lets say the playoffs proceed like this:
Saints @ Lions > Saints
Cardinals @ Cowboys > Cardinals
Saints @ Seahawks > Seahawks
Cardinals @ Panthers > Panthers (first rematch from playoffs past)
Panthers @ Seahawks > Panthers (second rematch)
now lets say the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl... the Panthers will have had the opportunity to settle accounts, in one postseason, with all three teams that have previously kept us from a Super Bowl championship.
is it just me, or is this eerie? I say bring it on. i realize its a long-shot for things to play out this way but how awesome would it be? meh... perhaps i should keep my young adult dreams under control. haha Go Panthers.