Panthers have no weaknesses
Thanks to an emerging passing game, the Panthers are a more balanced team than New England.
But instead of focusing in on particular units or individual matchups, let's take a step back and look at the big picture.
As a team, it's difficult to doubt the Patriots' pedigree. They definitely have flaws, like an inconsistent ground game and a punter who's already been fired once this season, but that hasn't stopped them from reeling off 14 consecutive victories. No team wins that many games solely based on good fortune. New England's defense is tough to score on and the Pats have a quarterback who plays very well in pressure situations. In short, they're a tough out.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Lions table talks with Suh until after season
- NFL VP defends length of Rice suspension
- Source: Gordon hires former Sherman rep
- Peterson: Vikes' offense no longer 'predictable'
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Forever Collectibles Carolina Panthers Elite Backpack