NFC Power Rankings – Week 9

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6. Carolina Panthers (4-3) Last week: 8

Cam Newton

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Watch out folks. The Panthers have a winning record coming into the second half of the season and “Scam” Newton has been lights out the previous two years after the halfway mark.

As expected they smashed the Bucs on Thursday night. A wounded Atlanta team will limp into Carolina this Sunday.

If Andre Ellington ran wild on their defense, preparing for the three-headed monster of Newton, Mike Tolbert, and DeAngelo Williams has to be giving Mike Smith migraine headaches.