First let me say, I hate the Taints, hate them with a deep passion within my soul. And I would love nothing more than to be wrong. BUT I am being realistic, and as much as it pains me to say this.. The Saints ARE the best tram in the NFL right now and its not even close. Better than the Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks. Its almost unfair how good they are. I am fully convinced you could blind fold Brees and he would still come out of that game with a passer rating of over 100.
I just dont get it, it seems like everything goes the Saints way. Brees Sacked for a 15 yd loss, 3rd and 25? No problemo, deep 40 yd bomb to Lance Moore and suddenly its 1st and goal. Brees backed up their own 1 yd line? No sweat, 25 yd bomb downfield completed to some WR ive never even heard of. I cant even remember the last time Brees jersey was dirty due to being sacked. Yes they lost to the Jets but that was the exception not the rule.
The bottom line is this, I love the Panthers probably as much if not more than the most die hard fan on here. But im also a realist and quite frankly, when I hear people say "oh the Saints dont scare me, they are very beatable." No, they actually arent. Two weeks ago we heard "they face a lot tougher schedule with the Cowboys and 9ers coming to town." Well the 9ers and Cowboys came and went and the Saints came out on top.
Their offense is miles better than ours and frankly its not even close. Every position from the QB, the O line, to the TE/WR corps just trumps our corps by a wide margin. Their D is plenty good enough.
We just beat the 49ers on the road.
The Saints barely beat them at home.
And there's an error in your logic: Drew Brees had a quarterback rating under 100 (87.8) and he wasn't even wearing a blind fold.
Oh, and by the way, we are playing better than New Orleans this season. And Seattle is playing better than us. And Denver is playing better than them. This all according to Football Outsiders, who I trust more than you when it comes to football.
People need to stop stating their faulty opinions as fact.
I didn't say it.....it was the fact when the Steelers played the Patriots....but after 8 games it's hard to rank a defense especially when they are playing inferior competition.....as the Panthers will see on Monday night.
Pittsburgh On Defense
Historically, the strength of any Steelers team is its defense and this 2013 team is no exception. This unit is ranked fourth in the NFL in total defense, but it does have one major weakness – it doesn’t force very many turnovers.
You're once again referring to meaningless statistics that don't account for strength of schedule or statistics accrued in 'garbage time'.
According to Football Outsiders (actual statisticians), the Steelers have the 27th ranked defense in the league, playing against the 9th easiest schedule in the league.
The Panthers have the first ranked defense in the league playing against the 15th easiest schedule in the NFL. New England has had an even easier road, with the 13th easiest schedule. They've also had a much tougher time handling their opponents, with an average margin of victory of only 6.6 ppg compared to the Panthers 11.0.
If it wasn't already clear, I think it's fair to say now that this guy is a troll.
My reasoning: He claims to have renewed his marriage vows recently, yet thinks and writes like my 10-year old cousin.
Been a fan since day 1, but I'm not drinking the coolaid.
Panthers beat 5 teams with a total record of 12-34. The only team with a winning record was the 49ers and all the others are well below 500. The San Fran win was a great win, but let's not get confused.
Rivera sucks and he will show how bad on Monday night in what will be embarrassing. Sucks that so many people have actually bought into Rivera now that he has won games the Panthers are suppose to win against shitty teams. Now it looks like we are stuck with this turd.
I would love to see the Panthers win...but I'm not delusional.
I still don't believe in Ron either... but we have a shot at winnings this one for sure. It will be a tight game.... within a score most of the game.... could see a junk score late that allows a team to win by 9 or 10... but it will be tight
I laugh when people say things like this as if they are fact. I feel bad for you as people, because you're more delusional than those who you describe.
The facts are:
San Francisco has performed better this season than New England.
This is directed to all the idiots who think they can read the future.
Did you guys know Seattle would be so good? Did you see Washington's late season run coming? Did you pick Baltimore to win the Super Bowl before the playoffs?
No, you didn't. So stop acting like you know what you're talking about and putting down any sense of positivism that manifests itself on this forum.
You're exactly the reason posters like myself stopped frequenting this site. Just because you post 30 times per day doesn't mean you know jack sh!t about the way the NFL works—because the truth is, most of you don't.
Number one: If you look at the rest of his tweets, he was not the one with the camera in his hand; nor was he the one tweeting.
Number two: He may very well have been at a racetrack because he's not financially secure enough to own a Bentley at this juncture in his career. There are plenty of 'Test-drive a Supercar!' tracks around so let's not start calling the guy an idiot.
Are we really flipping out about an injury to a likely 3rd string receiver? I mean, I love Gettis and think he's going to be great in the long term, but we have equal talent behind him in Lafell and Edwards.
If a starter is injured, it's one thing, but please don't start breaking down when a backup gets hurt or this will be a very long season.
The Carolina Panthers*have already signed an array of UDFA's through the first day of league activities. There are two in particular that seem to shine above the rest; UNC cornerback Kendric Burney*and Auburn receiver Darvin Adams.