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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.