They only get points because they are non conventional.... their #1 receiver is 5'8... Grimes should win that matchup easily!!! Their big money RB is not worth his contract, Stewart is injury prone, and Cam makes dumb mistakes..... For all is said and done, the Michael Vick offenses of old in Atlanta had always put up top thrid numbers..... but thats all they ever did! QB rushing yardage is chunk yardage and it really inflates the stats..
What does height have to do with success? Grimes isn't exactly a tall man himself.
In 2011, Smith vs. the Falcons had: 6rec/55yards & 6rec/125yards
In 2010, Smith vs. the Falcons had: 2rec/17 yards (did not play a 2nd game)
In 2009, Smith vs. Falcons had: 2rec/34yards & 8rec/131 yards)
As far as their running game, contracts have nothing to do with this conversation and neither does this idea that Cam inflates the stats. They're 10th in the league rushing, 10th in TD's, and 18th at 4.0 ypc. Hate to break it to you but that's part of Cam's skill sets i.e. running the ball. He's a dual threat QB. Teams have to gameplan for it. Then they have 3 capable RB's on the roster and if our defense ends up on the field too long, they're going to get gassed.
Carolina has scored 238.... Miami has 215..... Their largest score was 38 against the dysfunctional Giants...
OK and our best game is 27pts vs. an Atlanta squad that's a walking M.A.S.H unit. So what's your point?
Heres who Car has beaten... NYG, MIN, STL, TB, ATL, SF and NE.... they lost to ARZ, SEA, and BUF
Come on, really. If you want to crown them the most dangerous team in football, go right ahead. It took until Week 11 to actually beat a playoff team!!!! (San Fran and Arz are gonna battle for the wildcard in the west, so San Fran isnt even all that great this year)
Nobody's crowning them "the most dangerous team in football". I'm arguing against how naively dismissive you are of them and your flare for exaggeration.
Quality Wins... Miami has 2: Indianapolis and Cincinnati, both teams are division leaders..... The only division leader Carolina has beaten is New England.... and yes I'll admit there probably was defensive holding on that last play last night, but Im happy it wasnt called.
There you go again discrediting. The 49'ers are a playoff bound team and they count as a quality win, especially for Carolina having done it on the road.
Are the Panthers hot right now? Sure. Why not? Are they gonna be playing on the road.... yea. Has Carolina ever beaten the Dolphins???? the answer is NO they have never beaten the Phins.....
3 out of the 10 games Carolina has played, they have been held to 10 points or less. And twice they lost. Hold them under 17 points, and we CAN win, with a clean turnover free game
This conversation was never about can we win. Clearly by our body of work we're competitive. It was about how quick you were to dismiss a 7-3 team getting hot at the right time.