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The NFL playoffs are always full of excitement. K*Chele and myself were lucky enough to be in the midst of it all this past Sunday to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Wow, what an experience that was! We’ve both been to regular season games, but the playoffs create a whole new atmosphere.
With K*Chele being a die-hard 49ers fan since 1977 and myself being a die-hard Panthers fan since 2000, this could only be fun right? Husbands in tow and dressed in our team colors from top to bottom, we could feel the energy as soon we exited I-77 towards the stadium. Football fans were everywhere, both teams represented. The streets surrounding BOA stadium were tailgate central. Of course the Panther fans outnumbered the Niner fans by quite a few, but everyone was having fun with each other and just enjoying the experience together. K*Chele’s hubby turned quite a few heads, wearing his Seahawks jersey, as he waited to see who they’d be hosting in the NFC Championship game.
The 2013 NFL regular season has come to a close. It’s time for playoffs y’all! Now that the holidays are behind us, we’re ready to get down to the nitty gritty of football.
The New England Patriots (12-4), Cincinnati Bengals (11-5), Indianapolis Colts (11-5) and Denver Broncos (13-3) are all division champs. The No. 1 seed Broncos (AFC West Champs) and No. 2 Patriots (AFC East Champs) both have a first round bye and the Bronco get home field advantage.
Monday Night Football was a nail biting, edge of your seat, hard hitting battle all the way down to the last second. The Carolina Panthers played one of their best games in years at home against the New England Patriots. Carolina controlled the first half of the game holding the Patriots to only 3 points while putting up 10 of their own. When both teams took the field after halftime, the knockdown drag out fight ensued.
Week 11 of the NFL season kicked off on Thursday night with the match-up between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. The Titans led the Colts 17-6 at halftime, but the Indianapolis flipped the script in the 3rd quarter. Andrew Luck, Colts QB, was able to pull together the comeback the team needed to win the game 30-27.
Five wins in a row seemed like a far-fetched dream in the beginning of the season for the Carolina Panthers when they were 1-3. Taking a win against the Vikings, Rams, Buccaneers and Falcons had a lot of people wondering if their streak was just a fluke. Their competition hasn’t exactly been tough…until Sunday night at Candlestick Park.
It was a defensive battle for both teams. In the end, the Panthers held the 49ers to only 151 yards. 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick was sacked 6 times and Cam Newton was sacked 7 times. This game was definitely a heavy-weight fought between the D-lines. Carolina’s running back, DeAngelo Williams had the only touchdown of the entire game.
The Carolina Panthers extended their winning streak to 4 in a row today, bringing their record up to 5-3. They hosted division rivals, Atlanta Falcons, who are now 2-6. The Panthers weren’t flawless and Cam Newton threw 2 interceptions in the first half, but they did make some big plays and the defense did their job well.
Two teams are traveling across the pond in Week 8 to go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7) will play host to the San Francisco 49ers (5-2). The game is the second of this NFL season at Wembley. The NFL is gaining popularity in the UK… this week’s match-up will be played in front of a sold out crowd of 84,000.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came in to their week 8 match-up against division rival, Carolina Panthers with high hopes of nabbing their first win. That hope was squashed in the first quarter. The Panthers came out swinging shutting down the opening drive for the Bucs. Carolina’s first possession of the game consisted of 4 3rd down conversions, a total of 15 plays and nearly a 9 minute march down the field for their first touchdown, a pass from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen in the end zone. By the end of the 1st quarter, the Panthers were up 14-3.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will kick off week 8 with their Thursday night game in Tampa against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The division rivals are meeting for the time this season. The Bucs won the two-game series against the Panthers in 2012 and the Panthers got them both in 2011. This match-up is crucial for the Panthers’ to have a shot at playoffs. Read the rest of this entry
Tempers were flaring today at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers and the Rams were both flagged for multiple personal fouls and St Louis’ defensive end, Chris Long was ejected from the game in the 3rd quarter. Even though the Rams tried to unravel the Panthers, they were able to keep their composure and win the game 30-15.
In the opening drive Carolina’s cornerback, Captain Munnerlyn, intercepted a pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown. The first half of the game was mostly defense. Panthers’ Mike Tolbert was tackled in the end zone by Eugene Sims for a safety. Both teams were held to a field goal each and Tolbert was finally able to run in for a TD with 1:05 left in the 2nd quarter.