Panther fan here. I had not seen this posted. http://blogs.chron.com/fanblogtexans/2007/09/carolina_on_my_mind.html Excerpt: "When our undefeated Texans step onto the field at Bank of America Stadium to face off against the (1-0) Carolina Panthers, there's going to be a lot of anticipation about this matchup. As you are reading this, you're probably assuming I am speaking of playing in front of former Texans quarterback David Carr. Nope. Not at all. Carr did what he could with us, we did what we could with him; it's a storyline that is in the past. The matchups I am referring to has to primarily do with how the Texans compete with a team like Carolina. Clearly, the Panthers have talent on all sides of the ball. There's no denying that Carolina at this point is a better team than Kansas City. This game should really be a good gauge as to where this team (Texans) is in it's progress."