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9. Carolina Panthers (1-5) at Chicago Bears (5-1)
Why Watch: Cam Newton and the Panthers have been the worst NFC squad all year long and they have let a few games slip away from them. Whether you look at their losses to Atlanta or recently against Dallas, the Panthers have blown some critical games. Instead they will likely get a top 10 and perhaps even a top 5 pick in the April draft. They need some help at wide receiver and both backs have turned into mediocrity performers at best. The defense is still solid, but losing Beason and Gamble just kills them. Chicago’s offense may be the worst among elite contenders, but they might just have the best defense/special teams among too.
Danny V’s Pick: Bears 23, Panthers 10
8. Seattle Seahawks (4-3) at Detroit Lions (2-4)
Why Watch: Detroit has looked awful this season and the offense seemingly can do nothing bo go backwards. Calvin Johnson (knee) is reminding us ...