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Panthers have talent, and injuries

Robert Lester (USA TODAY)

The Carolina Panthers have the talent to contend for the playoffs, but the Vikings could be facing a team thinned by injuries, especially on defense. We take a position-by-position look at Carolina.

It seems like a sense of déjà vu as the Vikings prepare to meet up with the Carolina Panthers Sunday at the Metrodome. While it's still too early in the season to view games in terms of playoff elimination, realistically there isn't much in the way of room for error for either team. In their last game, the Vikings were 0-3 facing another 0-3 team with the option for the loser being dire... Recommended Stories