Found October 10, 2011 on Chicks in the Huddle:
Division rivals always play each other tough. No matter the records, no matter on whose turf they’re playing, one should never expect a matchup between division rivals to be easy for either team. They know each other too well. Each team wants it too bad. In essence, division rivalry games make for the very best football games. On Sunday, when the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers faced off in Charlotte, one thing became overwhelmingly clear; The Saints and Panthers aren’t just your average rivals. These guys hate each other…bitterly. They “wouldn’t piss on Steve Smith to put a fire out” hate each other. They “would poke a hole in the last life raft if they saw Jimmy Graham drowning” hate each other. There is no love lost…and it makes for some damn good football! When the Saints took the early 10-0 lead, I knew I’d be a fool to get excited. After all, the Panthers’ offense has some weapons and the Saints’ defense is well, the Saints’ defense. The potential threat for
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