This week's bonus pick takes a look at a team that's trying to gain the top seed in the NFC and a team that's trying to... make it through the year. After firing Ron Rivera, the Carolina Panthers are just trying to make it to the end of the year. With uncertainty at quarterback and a owner who hates losing, the Panthers are at a crossroads and have the Seahawks in town. Will they prevail against all odds?
Unfortunately, no. Even with Rashaad Penny out and Carolina being a lethal sack machine (league-best 47 sacks), this should be a game that Seattle will win. Russell Wilson and company should have a bounceback game, especially with this being a Pete Carroll team.
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