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Panthers up 10-3 at halftime over Patriots

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The Panthers couldn’t have drawn this first half up any better.

They’re up 10-3 at the break over the Patriots, though both sides are playing the kind of game they’d prefer.

Tom Brady’s trying to spread the field and get the ball out quickly to negate the Panthers pass rush, and it was sort of effective. A Stevan Ridley fumble killed a potential scoring drive, and naturally Ridley has gone away in the aftermath, replaced by LeGarrette Blount.

The Panthers are willing to give up some yards, and they’ve gotten to Brady twice.

Cam Newton’s running a patient, balanced attack, and he’s thrown a touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell and shown enough run game to keep the Patriots honest.

The Panthers have made some young mistakes on penalties, but Steve Smith has also buried himself inside Aqib Talib’s head.

The game’s close enough that adjustments are going to make the difference, and there’s a clear sense of which side you prefer in that case.

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10 Responses to “Panthers up 10-3 at halftime over Patriots”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 18, 2013 10:03 PM

    Panthers D is for real….

    Luke Keuchly for defensive player of the year

  2. captainspangled says: Nov 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    When that evil towel wearing Cam Newton takes down a “real live traditional” QB in primetime Darin Gantt is going to have a seizure.

  3. thepftpoet says: Nov 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    Notice how they don’t have to take PEDs to have a good defense?

    Yeah Seattle, Legion of Whom > Legion of Doom

  4. pilot2011 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    “Steve Smith has also buried himself inside Aqib Talib’s head.”

    not bad DG, i loled at that. It is very true

  5. seahawkgoat says: Nov 18, 2013 10:11 PM

    Notice how PFT Poet is the first or second to post on all the threads? That takes multiple skills, including:

    Unemployment
    Little to no friends
    No family
    No obligations to anything or anyone

  6. seahawkgoat says: Nov 18, 2013 10:15 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Nov 18, 2013 10:04 PM
    Notice how they don’t have to take PEDs to have a good defense?

    Yeah Seattle, Legion of Whom > Legion of Doom

    ____________________

    First of all, it’s “Legion of “Boom.”

    Second, Seattle beat Carolina. Facts suck, don’t they?

    Third, Seattle absolutely throttled your beloved Vikings, so go write some dark poetry and quit spouting off like a we todd

  7. vontazemebro says: Nov 18, 2013 10:28 PM

    Deux-Deux-Deux’s.

  8. thatwasntsological says: Nov 18, 2013 10:35 PM

    I’m not a fan of either team by any means but I’ll tell you what, cam Newton is paying lights out right now. He seems like he could be the real deal

  9. raiderapologist says: Nov 18, 2013 10:40 PM

    Ron Rivera looks like Marc Trestman’s chubby older brother.

  10. nolakaraokegirl says: Nov 19, 2013 12:58 AM

    I think I just fell a little bit in love with seahawkgoat!

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