Found December 21, 2012 on
The Football Fan Spot:
Last week: 25 (+4)
Net points per drive: -0.20 (21st)
DVOA: 3.4% (14th)
Weighted DVOA: 8.1% (11th)
The Panthers have actually been playing some good football lately and have been an underrated team all year, losing just twice by more than 6 points (once on Thursday Night, in a game they were completely unprepared for). However, they’ve won 3 of their last 4, including two on the road and one against the Falcons and their only loss was to the Chiefs, the day after the Jovan Belcher incident. They have a very winnable game against the Raiders this week and might even go into New Orleans and win week 17, though, as the Saints proved last week, that’s still not a fun place to go into and play.
FB Mike Tolbert: Rushed for 40 yards (21 after contact) and 2 touchdowns on 9 attempts, 1 broken tackle, caught 2 passes for 24 yards on 2 attempts
LOLB Thomas Davis: Allowed 5 catches for 22 yards on 7 attempts, 8 solo tackles, 4 stops, 1 quarterback hurry on 2 blitzes
RE Greg H...
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