As team reporter Bill Voth noted following the Carolina Panthers '30-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Panthers' locker room…
As team reporter Bill Voth noted following the Carolina Panthers ’30-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Panthers’ locker room – their locker room at Bank of America Stadium – was the quietest it has been in some time.
The Panthers had done absolutely everything in their power to win the game. They had almost 500 net yards during the game. Quarterback Cam Newton and running back Christian McCaffrey were practically perfect, with Newton completing 25 or 30 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns and McCaffrey having a total of 125 rushing yards and 112 receiving yards med et par touchdowns i en record-setting performance. Og enn, det var alldeles for naught: Takket være store spilleregeringer, en manglende evne til at kapitalisere på røde zone muligheder, og et savnet feltmål, blev Panthers fældet 30-27
“That one hurts, just to be so close at .
McCaffrey might have best encapsulated the mood in the locker room when he was asked if this loss stung particularly badly relative to others. “ They All Suck, ” said McCaffrey, as reported by Joe Person of The Athletic .
As may be expected, no one took the loss harder than quarterback Cam Newton . According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press Newton sat at his locker following the game, with a towel over his head and his hands cupped over his face: A look of total devastation.
Soon enough, Newton had composed himself in time for his post-game media availability, and was tasked with responding to the fact that his team has now gone from 6-2 and comfortably in position to make the playoffs 6-5 and now, as it stands , out of the postseason – and three weeks ago, if anyone would have said that, they would not be as good a football team as they thought they were.
), I would have slapped them, but things happen and nobody is going to feel sorry for us, “said Newton. “We’re just opening up a lot or hope for other teams that we can not bear to allow happen.”
Given the fact that the Panthers do not control their own destiny as they try to make it to the playoffs ( And the NFC South seems to be out of reach), it’s easy to now try and think of the various scenarios that the Panthers need to have their way in order to put themselves back in position for a Wild Card spot. Obviously, the easiest scenario is if the Panthers win out and rattle off five-straight wins.
“We’ve got a lot of [expletive] to figure out before we worry about winning five games,” said Olsen. “I told you guys (the media) last week we have to worry about one game, and we have not won one game in three weeks. Forget about five, we’ve got to win one.”
“Everybody who “We can beat that team. We can beat that team. We play them at home” – We need one win and we can start with that, “said Newton. “