The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
The Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn’t a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.
Dropped passes, turnovers, and a total lack of control of their emotions net Rams low marks in 30-15 defeat in Carolina.
Carolina roughed-up St. Louis 30-15.
St. Louis (3-3) has won two in a row, both in impressive fashion, and will look for a third straight victory when it travels to Carolina (2-3) this weekend.
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