In an article in the online editions of the Charlotte Observer recently, several Carolina players talked some polite smack about their matchup with Seattle this weekend.

Sports Illustrated ranked the Panthers the NFC’s worst team, predicting them to finish with a 6-10 record. There’s little buzz surrounding the Panthers despite a strong finish in 2012, when they won five of their last six games after a 2-8 start.

Seattle finished 11-5 last season and nearly made the NFC Championship Game. The Seahawks won in Carolina in week five last year, 16-12.

Here's what some of the Panthers had to say about the Seahawks:

“I guess they’re the poster boy of the NFL right now,” Panthers second-year corner Josh Norman said. “They’re doing a lot of really good things. But so are we. ... It’s going to be a great matchup.”

 

“I’m glad they’ve got a buzz. I’m glad they’re feeling good about themselves,” Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy added. “But if they don’t block, they don’t run, they don’t score – they don’t win. It’s as simple as that.”

 

You can hear the game Sunday morning with the kickoff at 10 a.m. on Newstalk KIT.

Read the entire Charlotte Observer story here.

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