Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

17. Carolina Panthers (LW: 15)

It’s hard to believe the Panthers lead the NFC South with a 3-4-1 record, but the truth hurts. Cam Newton‘s play has been sporadic this season, making it difficult it get a gauge on this team’s ceiling.

What to know: Injuries to the Panthers running backs are catching up with the team, and Newton is trying to shoulder the workload himself. Newton attempted 10 runs before halftime against Seattle, the most before the half in his career (ESPN Stats & Info).

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