One of the most interesting games of this round will take place in Carolina where Panthers are playing against the Cardinals. Arizona is disappointed after that tie against the Seahawks. Missed FG cost them the game, but another miss from opposing squad also saved the game for Arizona. That duel stopped their winning streak, and it won’t be easy to start another one against this desperate Panthers team.
Carolina has surprised everyone, but not in a good way. They are looking like a shell of themselves. After making it all the way to the Super Bowl last year, they are sitting at 1-5. It’s hard to play without an identity, and that is the biggest problem for this squad. If they don’t find it soon, their season will be over much earlier than they expected.
Cardinals are also a team that hasn’t had a great start, but they have bounced back in last few rounds. Their defense is playing up to it’s potential, so that is definitely a great sign for them.
The offense has struggled a bit, but David Johnson has been spectacular so far, and he should have another good game again. Panthers secondary is their biggest weakness right now. That gives a chance to Carson Plamer and his wideouts to get on the same page and build some momentum.
It’s tough to pick any team against Cam Newton at home. Especially knowing how badly Panthers need to win this game. But Cardinals need it too, and we are picking them to take this NFC Championship Game rematch. Something similar to 28:24 will be written on the scoreboard at the end.