08 Nov 2010
No, not the Buffalo Bills or the Dallas Cowboys. I'm talking about the team that will rank 32nd in tomorrow's DVOA ratings: Carolina. The Panthers are now stuck putting QB Matt Moore, LB Dan Connor, and LB Thomas Davis on Injured Reserve. (Davis has been out since preseason but there was always hope he might be able to come back late in the year.) Moore's injury leaves Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike at quarterbacks, and John Fox is actually talking about moving Armanti Edwards back to quarterback from wide receiver. Oy. That blowout of the Giants in Week 16 of 2009 sure seems like a long, long time ago.
31 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2010, 5:15pm by realheavyd
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?