2012 has been a tale of two seasons for the Carolina Panthers, swinging from lots of losing to consistent winning.
But don't blame the Panthers - blame their opponents.
The Panthers' strength of schedule to begin the season was stronger than the merciless peppers of Quetzlzacatenango. After the brutally tough start, Carolina is closing out the season against opponents weaker than C. Montgomery Burns taking batting practice.
Not surprisingly the Panthers began the season 2-7 after facing off against many of the NFL's best. But over the last six games Carolina's strength of schedule has significantly decreased, and the Panthers have responded by reeling off four wins with just two losses.