NFC Championship game 2016 Cardinals vs. Panthers live stream : NFC title up for grabs in battle of explosive offenses

NFC Championship game 2016 – The Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers were the NFC’s two best teams during the regular season, and by vanquishing their opponents in last weekend’s Divisional round, they have rewarded football fans everywhere with a No. 1 versus No. 2 conference title game matchup.

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At first glance, these two teams are remarkably similar. The franchises are both relative newcomers on this grand stage, with a combined four title game appearances and zero Super Bowl rings entering this season. Arizona’s only other NFC Championship berth came in 2008, while Carolina is here for the first time in a decade.

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When: 6:40 p.m. ET
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Their quarterbacks are both MVP candidates but are also in uncharted waters, with Cam Newton and Carson Palmer playing in their first-ever conference championship. The two signal callers also share a unique legacy as former Heisman Trophy winners and top overall draft picks. This is the first playoff game in the Super Bowl era with Heisman-winning quarterbacks starting against each other.

Overall, they are perhaps the most complete clubs in the entire league right now. The Panthers and Cardinals rank first and second in scoring offense, respectively, and boast the sixth- and seventh-ranked scoring defenses. They finished 1-2 in wins during the regular season, and had the league’s best and second-best scoring margins.

The Cardinals and Panthers also are among the most versatile teams on both sides of the ball. Arizona is the only club in the top 10 in both rushing and passing yardage, while Carolina is one of five teams that ranked in the top 10 in yards per rush and yards per pass play. On defense, they are equally adept at stopping the ball on the ground and in the air, placing in the top six in Football Outsiders’ defensive ratings against both the run and the pass.

Both teams obviously boast diverse offenses, but differ in their structure. The Cardinals emphasize a high-volume, stretch aerial attack led by the fearless vertical passing of Palmer. They’ll also mix in effective short and intermediate routes to produce an offensive game plan that is nearly impossible to prepare for. Don’t underestimate rookie running back David Johnson, who averaged 132 yards from scrimmage over the final five weeks of the season.

The Panthers hit you with the league’s most creative rushing attack, featuring Newton, tailback Jonathan Stewart and fullback Mike Tolbert. They’ll do everything from the read option to power sweeps and traditional inside/outside zone runs. Like the Cardinals, you cannot ignore the other dimension of the Panthers’ offense: their much-improved passing game. Since Week 8, Newton has thrown 27 touchdowns and three interceptions, the best ratio in the league.
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One of the most pivotal matchups — and the one that might decide who advances to Super Bowl 50 — pits Palmer (plus his receivers) against the Panthers’ secondary. Coach Bruce Arians is as aggressive a play caller as any in the league, and he is not afraid to push the ball downfield. The Cardinals led the league in yards per pass attempt, ranked second in total passing yards and tied for second in passing touchdowns.

The Panthers counter with one of the NFL’s stingiest and most opportunistic pass defenses. They were second in yards per attempt, first in opponent passer rating and had a league-high 24 interceptions. However, their cornerback depth chart has been depleted by late-season injuries to Bene Benwikere and Charles Tillman, forcing Robert McClain and Cortland Finnegan into more prominent roles, and both have struggled at times in recent games.

Another intriguing battle is how effective Arizona’s blitz-happy defense is in trying to neutralize Newton, who accounted for a league-leading 45 touchdowns this season (35 in the air, 10 on the ground). The Cardinals sent extra pass rushers on 45 percent of opponents’ dropbacks, the highest rate in the league.

That added pressure used to be Newton’s kryptonite, but he’s become much better at reading and reacting to blitzes this season. He posted career-bests in completion percentage (59.2) and passing touchdowns (19) while throwing just three picks against the blitz in 2015. Newton also is a threat to escape the pocket at any time, and Arizona will have to balance its aggressiveness at the line of scrimmage with its need to contain the dual-threat quarterback.

One area where Carolina would seem to have the advantage is as the host of this game. The Panthers were the only team to go undefeated at home during the regular season, averaging a league-high 33 points per game, and have won 12 straight games in Charlotte dating back to last year. However, the Cardinals were one of the best road teams this season. They went 7-1 (tied for best record) and also had the NFL’s highest-scoring road offense (33 points per game).

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Larry Fitzgerald added another chapter to his legacy as a primetime postseason performer against the Packers last weekend. He hauled in eight passes for 176 yards, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Fitzgerald now has 10 touchdowns and five 100-yard receiving games in just eight postseason contests, the fastest player to reach both those marks in NFL history. There is a good chance he could add to those totals on Sunday, too, facing a banged-up Panthers secondary.

Jonathan Stewart sat out the final three regular season games with a foot injury, then returned to the field last weekend against the Packers and looked as fresh as he has all year (106 rushing yards and two touchdowns). The Cardinals bring the league’s sixth-ranked rush defense, but have struggled recently to stop the run. Green Bay was the third opponent in a row that ran for at least 100 yards on the ground against Arizona’s defense.

Odds
The Panthers are 3-point favorites and the over/under is 47.5, according to OddsShark.com.
Preliminary Judgment

The majority of the experts are siding with the home favorite in this game. The ESPN panel is leaning heavily toward the Panthers, and over at CBS Sports, five of the eight panelists have Carolina. Here at SB Nation, it’s the same ratio with five of our eight guys picking the Panthers to advance to Super Bowl 50.
Further Reading

To catch up on everything Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds. For all your Panthers’ needs, head over to Cat Scratch Reader. Source: SB Nation

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NFC Championship Game 2016 |The Carolina Panthers made short work of the Carolina Panthers the last time the two teams met in the playoffs. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and Cam Newton managed a pair of touchdown passes and both will be counted on to eliminate the Cardinals again when they meet in the NFC Championship on Sunday.

NFC Championship Game 2016 live stream

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But this time, Carson Palmer won’t be sitting on the sidelines watching a third string quarterback throw for just 82 total yards with a pair of interceptions. Ryan Lindley never should have been starting in a Wild Card playoff game, but he did just the same, and while being sacked four times and assisted by just 27 total rushing yards from the Cardinals, he offered little in the way of resistance as the Panthers punched their ticket into the Divisional Round.

Coming into this season, the goal for the Cardinals was clear: keep Palmer upright and protected. They have done that, and he’s rewarded them with an incredible season and the second seed in the conference. Unfortunately, they’re facing the top seed in the conference and so will have to travel to face to the Panthers, but the Cardinals are in great shape.

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Palmer completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 4,671 yards with 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. He was sacked just 25 times, and the Cardinals only lost three games in the regular season. Palmer has been beat up here and there, but for the most part, the Cardinals accomplished their goal and Palmer rewarded them with a playoff berth.

Now he has a chance to reward them with a Super Bowl berth. The Cardinals were one of the more promising teams in the league before Palmer got hurt last year, and their loss to the Panthers was surprising even given Palmer’s injury. The Panthers finished last season with a 7-8-1 record, but took a weak NFC South to earn a home game against Arizona.

This year, both teams are far better than they were when that game was played. Ron Rivera’s Panthers were the best team of the regular season, losing only to the Atlanta Falcons and finishing with the top seed in the NFC and a 15-1 record. The game against the Falcons was definitely an outlier and the Panthers have looked unstoppable for much of the season.

They looked about the same when they took a 31-0 lead over the Seattle Seahawks into halftime in the Divisional Round. They were incredibly dominant, and the score only ended up so close because they took their foot off the pedal in the second half. They embarrassed a Seahawks team that looked unbeatable in previous weeks.

That same Seahawks team dominated the Cardinals from start to finish in Week 17. With seeding up for grabs, the Cardinals had nothing to offer the Seahawks and fell by multiple touchdowns. The Panthers did to the Seahawks what the Seahawks did to the Cardinals. That’s not to say that the Panthers will definitely win, but they won’t be short for confidence going into Sunday’s game. ##NFC Championship Game 2016##

NFC Championship Game 2016: 5 reasons the Carolina Panthers could beat the Arizona Cardinals

NFC Championship Game 2016: 5 reasons the Carolina Panthers could beat the Arizona CardinalsThe Carolina Panthers (16-1) host the Arizona Cardinals (14-3) on Sunday at 6:40 ET. Here are a few reasons the Panthers could walk away with a victory at home.

This NFC Championship Game matchup is a surprise to no one, least of all the Carolina Panthers and their fans.

The Panthers cruised through the regular season at 15-1, and this is oddly more comforting than if they had gone 16-0. Had they been undefeated, the Panthers would have been the targets of scrutiny. They would have the added pressure of proving not only that they are champions, but champions who simply cannot be beaten. Now, they are simply a very strong team in a favorable position to reach the Super Bowl.

Outside of quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly, this was a team entering 2015 without nationally recognized players. Players like linebacker Thomas Davis, or running back Jonathan Stewart, or defensive tackle Kawann Short or cornerback Josh Norman all entered into the collective consciousness of NFL fans all across the country for the first time this season, and therefore their wild success at the time was a shock.

Now that they have beaten every team on their schedule – their lone loss was to their division opponent the Atlanta Falcons, who they also beat this year 38-0 – it’s clear that they would make it this far against the other obvious best team in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals.

Palmer’s stats last week were consistent with the numbers he put up in the regular season. He completing 25 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns, but the run game was all but eliminated by the Packers’ defense. David Johnson and Andre Ellington were limited to a combined 38 rushing yards. As long as the team’s deep threat Larry Fitzgerald and red zone star Malcolm Floyd stay sharp, though, the Cardinals are in a good position.

Although Arizona’s defense was only able to force one sack and one fumble against Rodgers, the secondary kept his wideouts in check — except, of course, on the game-tying Hail Mary. The rush defense could tighten up, coming off a game in which Eddie Lacy ran for 89 yards on 12 carries, but it still ranks toward the top of the league.

Whichever team wins the NFC title will head to the Super Bowl, to play the winner of the matchup between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots in the AFC.fansided.com

So, we take a look at why the Panthers could, and probably should, beat the Cardinals and advance to Super Bowl & NFC Championship Game 2016 All Updates Stay With Us.

Cardinals vs. Panthers 2016: Time, TV schedule and news for NFC Championship

Last week during the broadcast of the Divisional round matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was asked who he’d rather face in the NFC Championship.

Cardinals vs. Panthers 2016: Time, TV schedule and news for NFC ChampionshipHe quipped that he’d rather play Seattle in Seattle. He didn’t get his wish, and Arians and his team will now head to Carolina to face Cam Newton and the one-loss Panthers.

Whether he’s dabbing in defenders’ faces or passing out game balls to kids, Newton’s play has garnered a lot of attention. He’s NFC Championship Game 2016 put together an MVP-caliber season, despite being surrounded by limited weapons on offense. Last week against the Seahawks, Newton led the Panthers to a fast and furious 31-point lead in the first half.

With such a large lead, and despite not wanting take the foot off the gas, the team eased up after halftime and failed to put any more points on the board. The defense stood strong against Russell Wilson’s offense in the first half, and then allowed 24 unanswered points. Yet, the Panthers were able to ride it out through the fourth quarter to come away with the 31-24 win.

Running back Jonathan Stewart missed the last three games of the regular season, but came back with a bang, leading the day with 106 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Greg Olsen was the only receiver with more than 22 yards against the Seahawks, and also the only one to record a touchdown.

This will be the second time in as many years that the Panthers will host the Cardinals in a postseason matchup, but Arizona has a much different offense this time around. Last year, injuries forced the Cardinals to play four different quarterbacks a year ago, and third-stringer Ryan Lindley only managed to throw for 82 yards against the Panthers in a 27-16 loss.

But this year, Carson Palmer has stayed healthy and has helped turn the Cardinals into the top-ranked offense in the league. When he faces off against Newton on Sunday, it will be the first playoff game in NFL history that will be led by two Heisman-winning quarterbacks. Despite being a decade younger than Palmer, Newton has had more playoff success. He’s 2-2 in the postseason, while Palmer just got his first playoff win last weekend against the Green Bay Packers.

It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for the Cardinals — they led 7-6 going into halftime, only to clinch the win in overtime — but they did enough to outlast Aaron Rodgers and his Hail Mary magic. Now, Palmer is in unfamiliar waters — a second postseason game — but he has just the offensive weapons needed to pull off a win.

Palmer’s stats last week were consistent with the numbers he put up in the regular season. He completing 25 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns, but the run game was all but eliminated by the Packers’ defense. David Johnson and Andre Ellington were limited to a combined 38 rushing yards. As long as the team’s deep threat Larry Fitzgerald and red zone star Malcolm Floyd stay sharp, though, the Cardinals are in a good position.

Although Arizona’s defense was only able to force one sack and one fumble against Rodgers, the secondary kept his wideouts in check — except, of course, on the game-tying Hail Mary. The rush defense could tighten up, coming off a game in which Eddie Lacy ran for 89 yards on 12 carries, but it still ranks toward the top of the league.Whichever team wins the NFC title will head to the Super Bowl, to play the winner of the matchup between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots in the AFC.More News Read : sbnation.com
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NFC Championship Game 2016: Updated Odds, Analysis for Cardinals vs. Panthers

NFC Championship Game 2016: Updated Odds, Analysis for Cardinals vs. PanthersIt’s the NFC Championship game that needed to happen, and it’s only a day away.

The Carolina Panthers have been listed as field-goal favorites for almost the entire week, and it appears that’ll go all the way to Sunday in the NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals. Good luck trying to find a clear-cut favorite to win this one at the books. Carolina is 7-2 against the spread at home this year, while Arizona has put together a shocking 6-2 mark against the spread on the road, both according to Odds Shark.

Here’s an updated look at the spread heading into Sunday’s conference title clash and a look at which team is the best play for Sunday.If the title game were held in Glendale, Arizona, this would favor the Panthers, believe it or not.

The Cardinals have not been good against the spread in the confines of their own home this year, going 3-6, and have failed to cover in two of their last three. Recent history between these two NFC juggernauts, however, does not favor the Panthers.

Carolina comes into the NFC title game losers of three of its last four against Arizona, with the lone win in last year’s Wild Card game in Carolina. Keep in mind that Carson Palmer was not available in that game like he will be Sunday. Ryan Lindley completed 16 of 28 passes for 82 yards on that Jan. 3, 2015 evening in Charlotte.

This is who the Panthers have to deal with this time around, per NFL on ESPN:

Here’s how close this game is, in terms of the sportsbook: Arizona is 10-1 in its last 11 straight up. Carolina is 16-1 straight up in its last 17 games and 10-4 against the spread in its last 14.

Carolina has found that kind of success because of the play of Cam Newton. He threw for only 161 yards against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday, but Newton only threw six incompletions and two touchdowns. Those are pretty good numbers.ESPN’s Trey Wingo showcases just how important it is for Carolina to have Newton as its quarterback:

The Panthers have not won back-to-back games against the Cardinals since 2007-08. Arizona may be the only team left that can go blow-for-blow with Carolina and win this game. Especially with how well the Cardinals been on the road, giving Arizona the three points may be the smartest play of the weekend.More News & Updates NFC Championship Game 2016 Stay With Us bleacherreport.com

NFC Championship Game 2016 Early predictions from NFC Divisional Round

Let’s see the NFC Championship Game 2016 Early predictions from NFC Divisional Round

NFC Championship Game 2016 Early predictions from NFC Divisional Round

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Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks’ defense has allowed just one touchdown in their past six road games. They are remarkably healthy — all 11 regular starters will be in uniform — and played well down the stretch. Offensively, the Seahawks could have trouble running the ball and protecting Russell Wilson. These two teams always play close games, but Pete Carroll’s group finds a way and moves on to the NFC title game. Seahawks 21, Panthers 20. – Sheil Kapadia

Carolina Panthers: I’m going to side with Carolina safety Roman Harper on this one when he said the Panthers “are the better team.” They proved that with a 15-1 regular-season record that included a 27-23 victory at Seattle in October. That came in large part because the Seahawks couldn’t cover tight end Greg Olsen, who had seven catches for 131 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Olsen will be a big factor again. That this one is in Charlotte, where Carolina has won 11 straight, will be a bigger factor. Panthers 23, Seahawks 17. – David Newton
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Green Bay Packers: There’s precedent for a team that got blown out in the regular season to come back and win the playoff rematch. In 2010, the Jets lost to the Patriots 45-3 in Week 13 but came back to beat New England in the divisional round 28-21. It doesn’t mean that the Packers will avenge their 38-8 loss to the Cardinals in Week 16, but it goes to show how quickly things can change in the NFL. Chances are this game will be more competitive than the regular-season meeting. Cardinals 27, Packers 23. — Rob Demovsky

Arizona Cardinals: The Packers, and especially quarterback Aaron Rodgers, picked up some momentum in the NFC wild-card win over Washington, but it won’t be enough to topple the Cardinals. Arizona is healthy, and that might be the most important factor Saturday. Coach Bruce Arians is looking to prove he can win a Super Bowl as a head coach, and Carson Palmer is seeking that elusive first playoff win. Cardinals 35, Packers 21. — Josh Weinfuss

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Million people have been waiting for NFC Championship Game 2016. It is a month away until we expect the New Year hopes and dreams. The playoff of NFC Championship Game will involve the Wild-Card Round on Saturday, January 9, 2016. That is the cool date to begin the marvelous event. Then the meat of the game, Super Bowl 50 is set for Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

NFC Championship Game 2016

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