NFL  > General NFL  > 10 Things Packers need to do to WIN vs. the Panthers
September 16, 2011, 03:57 PM
Now, here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Panthers.

1. Be ready to play???That???s a 73,000-seat stadium and it???s the Panthers??? home-opener. This will be one of the most hyped games and charged crowds in Carolina football history.

2. Win with offense???It worked against the Saints.

3. Treat him as a runner???When he breaks the line of scrimmage, he???s fair game until he slides.

4. Avoid helping them???Smart, mistake-free football is difficult for a young team to overcome.

5. Be physical???That always works. It has a way of leveling an opponents??? energy.

6. Pencil-whip ???em???The Packers are a veteran, championship team. Their playbook should be bigger and their grasp of it stronger.

7. Stay in the moment???Don???t worry about Week 3. That???s for next week.

8. Rush the quarterback???Newton was sacked four times in Arizona.

9. Win special teams???It???s one of the three phases of football, the Packers have a budding star return man and it sure makes winning easier when you own the kicking game.

10. Stop Steve Smith???He???s the Panthers??? home-run threat. He???s the guy that makes them go.

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September 17, 2011  05:19 PM ET

SPAM, lol.

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September 17, 2011  07:48 PM ET

#1 thing: Score more points then them.

September 17, 2011  08:42 PM ET

Were your parents as smart as you?

Just about

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September 17, 2011  08:46 PM ET

becareful alaska,...scooter's on the ~prowl~ for lil boyz tonite !

haha, no worries...pretty sure I can handle 'em!

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September 17, 2011  09:15 PM ET

alaska,....i took your packerz tomorrow on my pool [-10.5],.....yu think they'll beat the pantherz by 11-points ?

I hope so, but I don't count on anything! There's a reason they still play the games. I think the Packers D will do a better job containing Newton than they did with the Saints and will be better then the Cardinals D. Rodgers and that offense look unstoppable, hoping that continues tomorrow! My GF's a Chargers fan so I'm rooting for them tomorrow, but good luck to your Patriots!

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September 17, 2011  09:21 PM ET

booooo !,.....tell your gf the chargers [$]ukk !,......she's luvs fantasizing about qb/rivers [not yu] when your ontop ! ; )

I'm converting her! She was really more of a Tomlinson fan and now that he's gone she pays less attention! And her fav player now actually isn't Rivers, its Nate Kaeding, the kicker,lol!

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September 17, 2011  09:25 PM ET

eww,.....the kicker that the pats tormented last year !?

think so! haha

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September 17, 2011  09:28 PM ET

.....or was that the dolphinz kicker,....i thought your special-needz [teamz] coach got the axe last year ?

yeah the Chargers ST were terrible and i think the ST coach is gone and they got someone new....

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September 17, 2011  10:14 PM ET

#1 thing: Score more points then them.

Amazing, you thought of that all by yourself? No help at all. WOW!


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