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If we beat the Saints Sunday, we should easily be number 1 and will easily be the best team in the NFL by a big margin.

I will say we are #2. We lost to the Seahawks fair and square.. Turnovers are part of the game.

I think we have the best chance to beat the Hawks if we play them again. Richard Sherman is brilliant in coverage. He is the difference maker that we do not have, but our front seven is better.

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Way to start out with that negative hypothetical. I can feel your Panther confidence oozing.

The aints are in a free fall, they are being shown for what they truly are. Breez, and a shaky offense, teamed with a halfazz defense. They are truly no threat to us. Unless we actually play down to your thinking.

IF, for some God awful reason we do happen to lose to the aints this week, which I doubt. We would probably drop a couple, just not 6-7 spots. Believe it or not. Folks are beginning to believe that the Panthers really are this good.

Don't be so sceard there hatter. It's ok to believe in our squad.

 

Personally I think we win Sunday.  But, you will see how little respect we actually have if we do lose. 

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People can have all the false hope in the world and beat their heads against the wall every year, but what has happened this year is truly rare in the NFL..

Majority of the time teams with this type of run fall to pieces later down the road and the following year sink back into their losing ways. So far so lucky.

I don't think we are lucky. We are winning now because Rivera plays to win and not to lose. We were 2-14 in one score games because of Rivera. If he coached like this last year we would be 9-7 or 10-6 at a minimum.

Our record this year is an indication of a team that has made improvements and a coach that has made adjustments to his philosophy.

We are what we are. The Buffalo game gave Ron and the team the adversity needed to dig deep and change

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Personally I think we win Sunday. But, you wills ee how little respect we actually have if we do lose.

Yeah it is crazy how the media looks at the Panthers. When we play anyone outside of Tampa the so called analyst point to the mistakes that the other team made not the plays that Carolina made to cause the turnovers or 3 and outs.

I like the criticism. I think it gives the team the will to prove the naysayers wrong. Hopefully that will continue.

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If we beat the Saints, it will be interesting to see if they do put us #1 in some polls. Doubtful, although Seattle plays on the road in San Francisco and is prime for a loss. If Seattle loses and we beat the Saints, how can you NOT put us at #1? This is nowhere near the same team that lost to Seattle (and they barely beat us when we still had Ron Rivera as head coach and not Riverboat Ron.)

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It will be ugly if we lose Sunday.

 

Broncos lose to the Patriots and they do not drop....Patriots lose to us and they do not drop.  If we lose, I will bet you we drop 6-7 spots.

 

 

I totally agree with all of this. 

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Also, I can't remember us ever being #1 in a power rankings poll by the ESPNs and PFTs of the world except for some preseason ones during the "paper champ" streak of 2004-2006. Never within season. Didn't happen in 2008, 2005, definitely not in 2003, not in 1996 because of the Packers.

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If we beat the Saints Sunday, we should easily be number 1 and will easily be the best team in the NFL by a big margin.

Lmao!

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Also, I can't remember us ever being #1 in a power rankings poll by the ESPNs and PFTs of the world except for some preseason ones during the "paper champ" streak of 2004-2006. Never within season. Didn't happen in 2008, 2005, definitely not in 2003, not in 1996 because of the Packers.

If I'm not mistaken, Fox Sports had us at number 1 the week before the Giants game in 2008.

I remember it because the headline was "'lina Credit" and I thought that was one of the worst headlines I'd ever seen.

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I think we are better than the Broncos. I cant think of another team that can beat the 9ers and Pats back to back coming off byes and one of those games in San Fran. Our D is miles better than the Broncos. I think us and the Seahawks are right at the same level.

 

You may have a point about the Broncos. But at the same time, you said we're easily the best team in the league if we beat the Saints. I don't think that's true.

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I've been screaming since week 1 that we are this good. I'm glad you guys have finally started to come around ;)

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