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Are the Carolina Panthers one of those teams that likes to trust their defense to start off a game and defer to the second half after winning the coin toss? Or do they like putting the ball in the hands of Cam Newton right away to set the tone for the rest of the game? Had they won a single coin toss this season, we might be able to answer that question.
The Panthers have lost 12 coin tosses this season, including each one at the start of their 11 games and one at the beginning of their overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a couple weeks back. Since the team is having absolutely no luck calling the toss in the air, Carolina is asking the fans to make the call this weekend when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
By liking the Carolina Panthers on Facebook, fans can vote for whether the team should call “heads” or “tails” before their game against the Chiefs on Sunday. The fans are currently in favor of heads, which has received 51% of the vote.
The odds of losing 12 straight coin tosses when you have a 50% chance of winning each one are astonishing, but it’s not the first time we have seen something like this happen. Remember when this unlucky team dealt with the same misfortune almost exactly a year ago? Give the Panthers credit for turning their bad luck into a marketing campaign.
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Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is doubtful
to play this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing a week of
practice due to an ankle injury.
Stewart is dealing with injuries to both of his ankles; a
high ankle sprain in his left and a more generic sprain in his right. He’s
doubtful and most expect him to be sidelined against the Chiefs. The
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart re-injured his right ankle Monday night versus the Eagles in addition to suffering a high-ankle sprain to his left ankle. SOURCE: Joe Person, Charlotte ObserverFantasy Spin:Stewart missed two of the first three games this season after spraining his right ankle during the preseason. Now he's dealing with two sore ankles and hasn't practiced...
When you have lost 12 coin tosses this season things are bad. By nature the coin toss gives a team a 50% chance of winning, yet the Carolina Panthers have lost on each of them to start their 11 game this season as well as losing out on one in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Instead of taking an 0-for-13 the Panthers have sought the help from its fans to choose for Sunday’s game...
Last week: 29 (+4)
Net points per drive: -0.46 (25th)
DVOA: -4.4% (19th)
Weighted DVOA: -4.2% (19th)
Tier 6: Not going to make the playoffs, but they can pull some upsets down the stretch
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