Holy ****! What a rant.
Well, let's a quick look at Carolina. Carolina has beat the Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders, Lions, Packers, Bears. Split w/ATL, split w/TB, beat NO. Beat ARI. Lost to Minny.
They're pretty good statistically, a solid balanced team, but beatable if 'good' Denver shows up - plays clean on O and gives as good as they get on D and ST's.
Plus, let's not forget the oh-so-dreaded early start is avoided!