The Carolina Panthers have started the season 9-0 for the first time in the organization’s history. Carolina defeated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday with ease, winning 27-10. The season has been, for the most part, a series of easy wins. The exceptions to this came in Carolina’s games against the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts.
The Panthers’ difficult games have been problematic mostly due to their defense. Carolina allowed two touchdowns in the fourth quarter in both their game against the Packers and the Colts. The mistakes against the Colts forced the Panthers into overtime where they won but could have very easily lost. After a similar fourth quarter against the Colts, head coach Ron Rivera told his team that they needed to get better and that they would work on stopping fourth quarter scoring. This practicing was effective as the Titans could not manage to score at all in the second half.
The Panthers take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday at 1:00. The Redskins are 4-5 but defeated the New Orleans Saints this weekend 47-14. The Redskins are having a mediocre season as usual. They are tied for second in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. Based on the records of the two teams the upcoming match between the Panthers and Redskins should be an easy win for Carolina. It will be interesting to see how the Redskins move forward after overpowering the Saints.
Panthers fans are thrilled that their team is finally rising up and winning games. There are already discussions and tweets about a possible Panthers and New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup. The Panthers have never won a Super Bowl (they went in 2003 and lost to the Patriots 32-29). The season still has a lot of time left in it, but for now, the Panthers are on top of the world.