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Many are screaming borefest with this matchup, but Cam Newton against the Seattle defensive line will be a treat.
Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin can tee off on opposing tackles similar to how the Rams dismantled the Cardinals Thursday night, Newton is not exactly a dead duck in the pocket.
K.J. Wright has been an exceptional linebacker for Seattle and it is imperative to slow down the Panthers rushing attack.
DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart are fairly healthy and they need to take less of the onus on Newton since Carolina has struggled mightily at times.
Steve Smith has not been his same superstar self and Greg Olsen is not going to be able to bail them out in crucial third downs, so somebody out of nowhere may have to step up.
Or perhaps the defense will just need to put together its best performance of the season in order to avoid starting out 1-4 in an NFC South division that is being taken over by those Dirty Bird...