The 4-9 Carolina Panthers are coming to the Bayou City to square off against the 10-3, AFC South Division Champion (has such a nice ring to it) Houston Texans. Here are three things to watch for in Sunday’s game.
Cam Newton against the #1 defense in the NFL:
Cam Newton has silenced his critics en route to a spectacular rookie season, the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been seen before. While I’ll detail just how great his season is in a future article we’ll stick to this week's game for now.
Last year the Panthers were 32nd in passing yards per game, 32nd in points per game (a whopping four points behind the 31st ranked Browns), 32nd in total yards and 13th in rushing yards. Just in case I’ve got some NFL newbies reading there are only 32 teams in the NFL – thus they ranked dead last in essentially every offensive category. So what can Cam do for you?
The Panthers now rank 5th in yards per game, 8th in passing yards per game, 11th in points per game and 5th in rush...