Two weeks ago I mentioned my belief that the Panthers were going to make some noise in the NFL's second half to this season. Companion to that belief was my hope that they would hand a loss or two to N'awlins and SanFran in the process. What I was unaware of was that Carolina had not yet played ANY of its Intradivisional games.
Their victory tonight puts them at 1-0 in the division and brings them over the .500 mark for the first time in 5 years.
I'm calling them the NFC's surge team that makes the playoffs as a WildCard or otherwise.