Jonathan M. Alexander: Panthers had the Vikings beat. It was poor play calls that cost them — again

MINNEAPOLIS — The Panthers had every chance to beat the Vikings on Sunday.They should have. They should still be in the wild-card playoff chase. Instead, a series of poor coaching decisions cost Carolina in a 28-27 defeat, all but mathematically cementing their spot outside of the postseason for the fourth consecutive year.When they scored two defensive touchdowns in the third quarter, and had the ball in Minnesota territory, they had a chance to go up three possessions and shift momentum.When they had the ball at the Minnesota 9-yard line, with a 24-21 lead and 2:18 left in the game, they had…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly