Nothing says playoff football like a third string quarterback and a division winner with a losing record - or more accurately, an outstanding defense and a division winner. Honestly, I'm not a proponent of saying that a team with a losing record shouldn't be in the playoffs. Their record sucks, sure, but the Panthers did win the NFC South in the end. The Seahawks won the NFC West with a 7-9 record in 2010, and they still won a playoff game - and look at that division now. If the Panthers aren't good enough for a postseason game, then the Cardinals will come in and show the Panthers that.
Then again, one could also argue Ryan Lindley shouldn't be quarterbacking a playoff team, yet here he is.
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Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers
This is your open thread for the first 2015 postseason game. As always, Open Thread Responsibly (TM).