Panthers-Packers Must Need Win! (Who Will It Be)

Austin ArnoldContributor INovember 26, 2008

The Panthers, Bucs,and Falcons are one of three teams running for 1st place of NFC South. So each game is equally important for the rest of the season.

The Panthers Jake Delhomme has faced defenses in the top 10 this season, and both time he has thrown a total of seven interceptions (Three against the Tampa Bay Buc's, and four against the Oakland Raiders). This could prove to be a challenge against a sixth ranked Green Bay defence. With ball hawking corner Charles Woodson and Safety Nick Collins both lead the league in picks.

Good, for Delhomme sake their injures will slow them down some, so star receiver Steve Smith can get some position on them and have a big game. If panthers can get their run game started early, look for them to take advantage of Green Bay six out of 11 injured starters, in which three of the six injured starters is a corner, two free safeties, and two strong safeties.

Look for the run to work to with middle linebacker starter Nick Barnett out and Desmond Bishop to be in. Bishop only had one tackle against the Bears. Look for some half back draws to Bishop and the 26th ranked defence in the league.

This is not only an important game for the Panthers this is an important game for the Packers as well. There one game behind the Bears and Vikings for first place of the NFC North. The good thing for the Packers is their playing at home. Panthers are 2-3 away from home. 

The Packers will have to find a way to slow down Steve Smith, while still not paying to much about the pass to stop the run. DeAngelo Williams has had four straight 100+ yard games, I'm looking for him to have his fifth.

The Carolina's defence has not had it done against the run either. With being the 17th ranked defence in the league. They gave up big runs to Detroit Lions Kevin Smith and Atlanta's Michel Turner. If Ryan Grant can get the wheels turnin early you can look for a big game from him also.

Arron Rogers may have a big game but, the only team the Panthers gave up 300+ passing yards to is the Arizona Cardinals, and only allowed eight passing touchdowns allowed.

This Weeks Predictions:

Panthers (small win)                                           Titans (Big win)