Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t fire anyone, and can Panthers go undefeated?

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Nov 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

3. Will the Panthers go undefeated?

After the Patriots overtime loss on the road to the Broncos last week, the Panthers are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They have survived a road game in Seattle, a home clash with Green Bay and a tough Thanksgiving showdown with Dallas. And the scary part is they continue to make it look easier with each passing week.

To complete the perfect regular season, they must win their remaining five games which includes four inside the division. Winning five straight in this league is tough to do, but then winning 15 regular season games in a row isn’t exactly easy, and that’s the current win streak they possess.

It’s difficult to say they won’t. Of their five remaining games, only two are against a team with a winning record. Both of those are against the Falcons, but they have lost five of their last six games, which is hardly a ‘winning’ team.

But this is the NFL, and no game is easy. Cincinnati’s unbeaten streak ended at home to Houston; Green Bay started 6-0 and has since dropped four games inside five weeks, with two at home to Detroit and Chicago. Denver was unbeaten and played a struggling Indianapolis team. They lost.

Carolina has a massive target on its back, and you can bet New Orleans, Atlanta and Tampa Bay is desperate to give them their first loss of the year.

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