The Carolina Panthers have had an extra week off to prepare for their first playoff game in years, but they haven’t taken the time off from preparing. They have been focusing on whichever team they may face and they are looking to be a team that is not only good, but one that is feared.
For Ron Rivera, wishful thinking out loud had become prophecy. Faith in a 1-3 football team had been rewarded.
No one thought the Carolina Panthers were a serious Super Bowl contender when they started the 2013 season losing three of their first four games, but thanks to a five-game winning streak, they are now one of the hottest teams in the league.
All of a sudden the Patriots’ Monday night game against the Carolina Panthers doesn’t look so easy.
Highest praise to the Boston Globe for its story on Sunday about Judge Raymond Dougan, currently under investigation for allegedly being “a clearly biased judge.”