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Panthers have best DL in NFL

According to PFW, the Panthers have the best defensive line in the NFL.

Updated: October 1, 2004, 2:39 PM ET
By PFW Staff | Pro Football Weekly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner is the elder statesman of what may be the best front four in the NFL. He will tell you without any hesitation why the Panthers have faced so many play-action passes and three-step drops this season.

"Five offensive linemen are not going to block the four of us," Buckner said. "That's just not possible. I don't care who you are. Five-on-four with a straight drop-back -- that's just not going to happen."

That's what the Panthers ...

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