Originally written October 21, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
A three-game losing streak in the NBA, NHL or MLB is typically nothing more than minor setback. In the National Football League, it's almost always cataclysmic. With just 16 opportunities to earn a playoff berth, the margin for error in professional football is exponentially smaller, and the pressure of each game is exponentially greater. That's why the 1-4 Carolina Panthers, losers of three straight, are one defeat away from complete irrelevancy less than halfway through the season. Will Carolina, with its back against the wall, triumph in the face of adversity, or sink into the depths of the NFL dungeon? That question will be answered when the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys invade Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. The Cowboys, who are on a two-game slide of their own, enter this matchup coming off a heartbreaking 31-29 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last week. Trailing 31-23 and with 32 seconds remaining in regulation, Tony Romo tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant to bring ...
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