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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Yes, I really had the Panthers 9-3 in Sept.

By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I've been reminded by more than a few of you about my Sept. 21 post in which I suggested the 0-2 Carolina Panthers had a chance to go 10-6.

I've been reminded that I had the Panthers at 9-3 heading into this week's game at New Orleans, albeit I had them losing at San Francisco and beating Arizona. The Panthers, winners of a franchise-record eight straight games that includes a win at Frisco, are 9-3.

I also said it probably wouldn't happen.

I also had Carolina going 1-3 down the stretch to finish 10-6.

If you want to revisit that, here's the link.

But since the Panthers are where I suggested they could be in a best-case scenario, it seems appropriate to re-evaluate the stretch run. That 1-3 mark doesn't seem realistic based on the way they are playing.

So here's a revised look at the final four games:
I'll hedge this the way I hedged the September forecast, saying it probably won't happen.

Then I'll be reminded about that.