Everybody knows that we've had our butts whipped in 3 out of 7 games, but here's the scariest thing to me about the blowouts: we are getting spanked even without turning the ball over. When I watch other teams get blown out in the NFL, it's almost always in part because they turn the ball over; they give up a quick pick-6, fumble in the other team's redzone, etc. In such cases, it's common to feel like the team is experiencing some bad luck in addition to playing poorly. But not so with these panthers:
vs Steelers: Down 23-6 with 2:31 left in the 3rd quarter after only one turnover (early 3rd qtr. Newton sack/fumble).
vs Ravens: Down 35-10 with 11:34 left in the 4th with ZERO turnovers (unbelievable!).
vs Packers: Down 35-3 with 10:28 to go in the 3rd quarter with ZERO turnovers (Are you kidding me?)
This is truly startling.