Behind massive rookie tackle Jeff Otah and first-year back Jonathan Stewart, Carolina's running game is finding its legs at just the right time • Peter King's pick: Panthers over Giants
While most newcomers are still getting oriented, a few freshmen are already in a class by themselves • Kansas needs more perimeter punch • Best mid-major: the Mountain West
Making sense of the curious decisions by the Wizards and the 76ers to replace their coaches with front office employees • The Cavaliers have amped up their defensive intensity
Though Panthers tight end Jeff King could only get his fingertips on this pass at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Carolina drubbed Denver 30--10 to set up a Week 16 showdown with the Giants for NFC home field advantage.
Photograph by Bob Rosato