The Panthers striving for a playoff berth still need some help after Sunday games, but above all the pants need to help themselves.
The wickets 41-17 win over dolphins mean that Minnesota (7-6-1) will maintain its position at the NFC’s playoffs for the playoff at week 16. And if the panthers (6-7) lose to the Saints on monday night , Carolina will not be fed eliminated but would be pushed to very back.
If the pants bounce back from their five-game slash and win their last three games, their chances of making the final play for the fifth time in six years would be quite good. They would still need a loss of the vikings either next week on the lion or in week 1
7 against the bears.
A pair of NFC East teams in Philadelphia and Washington improved to 7-7 and closed the cowboys that fell to 8-6, and a Seahawk team in line for the first NFC wildcard fell back to the pack at 8-6. But according to the New York Times playoff simulator, the panthers will make the playoff two thirds of the time if they win out and the Vikings lose a game no matter what the quartet of teams does.
“Even if things are the last few weeks have not gone, we put ourselves in a good enough position early in the season to give us a chance here at the end of the year to play for something that matters,” says Luke Luke Kuechly Friday. “We still have life.”