Five reasons why the Carolina Panthers won't win the NFC South

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Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera reacts during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium. San Francisco won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

At this point in the off-season, teams are developing their new acquisitions to make a run for the Super Bowl. Winning your division puts you in the best position to make that run. Carolina lost to big veteran names when wide out Steve Smith left for Baltimore and offensive tackle Jordan Gross left for good.

Carolina has some question marks and weaknesses that can be exploited in the regular season. Here are some reasons why the Carolina Panthers won’t be sitting at the top of the NFC South by the end of the 2014 season.

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  • ahrcshaw

    I guess you needed something to write about, but you missed the boat. At this point with the exception of loosing Gross, this Panther team is a dangerous as it was last year, and probably more so. No question the loss of an all pro OT is hard to replace, no question Smitty was a prime target, but I personally don’t think either of these losses will affect the team that much.

    The Panther run game will be better, the two TE pass attack will be great, the run option pass will flourish, and Cam will increase his pass accuracy with bigger stronger WR’s. Winning the NFC South is difficult in any case, as there is always good balanced teams to compete with. That said, not getting to the playoffs is always a challenge regardless of how good your team is. Too often a good team looses the NFC South because the bottom team upsets the better teams.

    • Fredrick Weaver Jr

      Thank u

      • ahrcshaw

        After reading my comment, I think I may have been a little hard on you, Sorry! Keep Pounding.

        • Nathan

          The panthers don’t have a team to compete with the Saints. That’s the problem, you say Cam will be more accurate, he won’t who’s he gonna throw to, will he be ok after that surgery, there are too many liabilities for the Panthers to uphold the divisional crown.

          • ahrcshaw


  • Steve Paoletti

    Dangerous May be a little strong! Panthers did not address obvious needs. Cut and paste will fall short.

  • theparadoxx

    Cause making up 5 reasons that Saints can drag that QB-TE albatross to the NFCS title was too hard.

  • Fredrick Weaver Jr

    Too bad the Panthers d-line got stronger (Ealy) and they will take Drew brees and slap that birthmark to the other side of his face

  • Arkajun

    I have my own take on 5 reason why Carolina will not win the division
    1> Sean Payton
    2> Drew Brees
    3> Jimmie Graham
    4> Rob Ryan
    5> Saints’ defense