Originally written December 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
Week 13 has come and gone, and a couple more cadavers were dropped off at the mortuary.The Chiefs were merely a prelude to the slew of departed souls who would be making their way onto my concrete slabs.They've been inevitably tagged and bagged; now it's merely time to examine what caused these wretched souls to fulfill the destiny that their mortal coil demands.Subject: Carolina PanthersDate of Death: December 2, 2012Record at Time of Death: 3-9Contributing Factors to Death1. Too Many Close LossesUnder Aaron Rodgers, the 2008 Green Bay Packers went 6-10, and many of media vultures (read: ESPN) were quick to crow about Brett Favre, and how Green Bay would be 16-0 and world champions had they not alienated the gunslinger.Rodgers had an impressive year (93.8 rating), but Green Bay just lost close games. Seven of their 10 losses were by four points or less. One more touchdown pass for Mr. Discount Double Check in each, and Green Bay would have been 13-3.But as Jim Mora would te...
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