That's the scenario the New Orleans Saints (11-5) face this Sunday as they host the Carolina Panthers (11-5) in an NFC wild-card matchup. The offense still functions nearly entirely on the boom-or-bust proposition of Cam Newton's bulldozer scrambling and scattershot arm, and the defense remains a disciplined and formidable unit with mainstay linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis thriving in a Swiss Army Knife capacity while ends Mario Addison and Julius Peppers chase down and torment quarterbacks. So he made a decision to whip out the broom in the locker room as his team celebrate the season sweep of their division rivals.
"Each game's different", said Payton, whose team took its first NFC South crown since 2011 by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker over Carolina.
Lost in how poorly the Panthers offense played at Atlanta was the absence of Jonathan Stewart, who sat out with back tightness. Newton has averaged 12.5 carries for 59.7 yards per game in Carolina's past four games.
The Panthers are 3-0 in wild card games and 5-2 in first-played games in postseason - wild card and divisional round.
Their third meeting - also the first playoff clash between them - is loaded with story lines. "We have to figure out what went well and improve on that and what went wrong and correct that".
Chiefs collapse late, fall to Titans 22-21 in playoff opener
Only, instead of going for a pick-six, which it certainly could have been, Mariota caught the pass and took it into the end zone. On the drive, Mariota converted three third downs, two through the air and one on a nifty scramble to the right for 17 yards.
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It remains to be seen whether Pochettino has lined up another target, which could have changed his mind about signing Barkley. The Toffees boss declared: "The club was resigned to losing Ross before I got here".
HBO confirms GoT return in 2019
But there is an important name missing: Martin will presumably not be writing for the final season. Season 7, which had only seven episodes, concluded on August 27, 2017.
Meanwhile, Saints coach Sean Payton will be trying to change or disguise most everything his offense has done against the Panthers, which may be hard as those old plays accounted for 400 yards in the 31-21 win and 362 yards in the 34-13 victory.
Expect the Saints to apply plenty of pressure on Newton.
"There's familiarity", said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in the 31-21 win and was 22 of 29 for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-13 win.
"We've had guys who have been there before, so I feel like we should be ready and more prepared", Peppers said. They will run up against the Panthers defense, which is ranked No. 7 in the league. Carolina had also contained the Saints' dynamic rushing attack, holding running back tandem Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to a combined 14 rushing yards by halftime. But at the same time, they may be doing some different things that we have to get ready for to go out and stop. For example, the Tennessee Titans allowed 59.7 yards per game to tight ends this season, which ranked seventh-worst in the NFL per Football Outsiders. Leading the pressure for New Orleans is defensive end Cameron Jordan.
He said that 6.5 per cent for the full year meant that Q3 and Q4 numbers will be far better than first half of the year. Financial, real estate & professional services will grow by 7.3% in 2017-18 as against 5.7% previous year.
In Q3 2017 only 220 Model 3 c. "Once you have it right you can ramp really quickly, but getting to that phase is the hard part". Still, it was able to complete the cross-country journey in just 50 hours, using $100 to charge their Model 3 in that time.
A hundred players are dropped onto a large island map where they must scavenge for loot and survive to be the last hero standing. As pointed out by EuroGamer , Paladins has card battling gameplay from 2015 games and hero shooter mechanics from 2016 titles.
The Raiders extended Derek Carr's contract last summer, paying the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback $125 million over five seasons. He is scheduled to work his final game Saturday in Kansas City when the Chiefs take on the Tennessee Titans in a playoff game.
The closing store list includes 64 Kmart locations and 39 Sears locations, according to a Business Insider report . In November, Sears announced that the city's other Kmart, on Henderson Drive, would be closing this month.
The moon is going to be a spectacular sight on January 31. "The lunar eclipse on January 31 will be visible during moonset". This happens when the earth is in a position between the moon and the soon which blots out the view of the moon .
Temperatures could rise Saturday night , heading up to 30 on Sunday , with a 50-50 chance of snow, the Weather Service said. Now comes the next phase of this brutal winter season: Another blast of bone-chilling Arctic air.
ESPN reported that Davis was in hot pursuit for Gruden with a persuasive offer that included an ownership stake in the Raiders. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2001 season and led them to the Super Bowl, beating the Raiders 48-21.
Current updates to macOS and iOS protect against Meltdown, and Apple is working on providing better protections against Spectre . Apple says it as of now discharged "alleviations" in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help safeguard against Meltdown.
It was the first time NASA had ever launched a manned mission without first testing unmanned versions of the same vehicle. Young flew two Gemini, two Apollo and two shuttle missions and considered the first shuttle flight the most unsafe .
Canadian health authorities have identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in Canada , Consumer Reports said. Thorough cooking usually kills foodborne bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella, but lettuce is not usually cooked.
A beaming Khloe has made her first public appearance since the announcement, and she definitely has that gorgeous pregnancy glow. Khloe then added that Kourtney and herself had been in so many fights over decisions she was making for the baby.
Donald Trump singing India's tune, says Pakistan
The last Coalition Support Funds were paid to Pakistan in March a year ago , provided under defence spending legislation for 2016. Meanwhile, data from another agency , USAID, shows that USA agencies gave around $16 billion to Pakistan between 2001 and 2017.
President Trump's border wall coming to Laredo?
Democrats are willing to compromise on border enforcement but party leaders say they are firmly opposed to building a wall. The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 505 kilometres of additional barrier by September 2027.