Carolina Panthers Twenty Bracket Fox Region

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January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice offensive tackle Jordan Gross of the Carolina Panthers (69) blocks Team Sanders defensive end Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills (94) during the third quarter of the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Fox Region 2 Seed Jordan Gross vs 15 Seed Will Witherspoon

Second Seed – Jordan Gross

In the NFL you can go a long way with a good left tackle. That was Gross, a multiple Pro Bowl winner that contributed at a high level from his first year. Having Gross is one of the reasons that current Panthers fans wonder why just can’t get another one like him. They just aren’t that common, you see.

Fifteenth Seed – Will Witherspoon

The Panthers defense has generally been about having a linebacker tandem back up a good defensive line. The original Fox tandem was Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon. Unfortunately the Panthers could not afford to keep both along their other defensive pieces. Spoon went on to spend more time with the St Louis Rams than he did with the Panthers. There are still some people who wonder what would have happened if the Panthers had kept Spoon and let Morgan walk.