|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL In what will be the last game of the season for the Carolina Panthers, they hit the road for Atlanta to take on the top of the NFC South, the Falcons. With a 2-13 record going into Week 17 the Panthers have lost more games than the Falcons have won in the 2010 NFL regular season, they currently hold a 12-3 record this season. In positive Panthers news, they have secured the No. 1 overall draft pick for next season. The only other time the Panthers have had the No. 1 pick -- before their inaugural season in 1995 -- they traded it away for more picks. Unfortunately for coach John Fox this means nothing to him as owner Jerry Richardson has denied Fox a contract extension. So what will it be? New QB for the Panthers? They already have Jimmy Clausen who the drafted in the second round this year, but he is having difficulty leading the NFL’s worst offense. He has only thrown two touchdown passes and eight interceptions. When betting on football this weekend note that Carolina officially has the worst record, this title was secured after recent losses to the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals. As for Carolina next season, cornerback Richard Marshall has not been included in the list of players for next season, perhaps because he missed last spring’s minicamp in protest for an undeserved long-term deal. Too bad he has expressed his interest in staying with the team.
However, when betting on football note that this weekend’s Panthers/ Falcons game does hold some weight.
If the Panthers can pull a miracle and beat the Falcons that would put their NFC South rivals on the road during the playoffs. Because the Falcons needed to beat the Saints last weekend in order to secure the first seed in the playoffs, that loss now gives Carolina the chance to hurt their arch nemesis. But if the Falcons win they will in fact stay home for the playoffs, and it is most certainly looking that way, few football odds makers are going to argue against the worst record in the NFL.