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I happen to be passing by North Carolina on my way to school and it made me remember the great season this team put together last year. The Panthers(15-1) had the best record in the NFL, lead by NFL MVP Cam Newton who had his best year by far as a pro. Now the question is will the Panthers be able to do it all again. A lot of analyst on ESPN don't even have them in the top 3, which is blasphemy. This team should have a Top 10 defense even after the departure of star corner back Josh Norman. I'm not gonna front and pretend that I wasn't very skeptical of Cam Newton last season. He came into the league with a lot of hype around him and last season he lived up to it. Many people, including myself, we're watching week after week just waiting for him to fuck up. But he just kept on winnings games and delivering in the clutch. This year he'll have his number one wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin after a knee injury in training camp kept him out the entire 2015 season. Newton should continue to improve as a passer and should be a serious candidate to repeat as MVP. Obviously 15-1 isn't an easy feat in the NFL but I think the panthers will easily win the NFC South again and make a run at the Super Bowl for a second straight season.