Week 11: Patriots vs. Panthers
The final game of the Week 11 schedule, the Monday night showdown between the Patriots and Panthers, looks to more evenly matched than anticipated going into the 2013 season. The Patriots, despite their early season offensive woes, are 7-2, while the Panthers are 6-3, sitting with a better record than anyone thought they would have this far into the season. The Patriots are leading the AFC East and are looking to pad their lead with a victory, while the Panthers are hoping for a win to keep pace with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Cam Newton naturally own the spotlight heading into the game, but here’s a look at some of the more direct matchup that could decide the edge in this contest.