PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass during the game against the San Diego Chargers on December 9, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Here’s your look around the country at what experts are saying about the Chargers-Panthers match-up:
ESPN NFL Experts: Nine of 12 experts picked the home team Bolts to top the Panthers.
Yahoo! Sports: Two of the three picked Cam Newton and the Panthers to pull the upset.
NFL Network’s ‘Around the League’: Two for the Chargers, three for the Panthers.
Amanda’s Take: The Panthers have a weapon in Cam Newton. But this season, the eight teams that have won against him have been the ones who’ve stopped him. Without him, the Panthers don’t have much. And the Chargers know it. Defensive coordinator John Pagano has done a great job all season shutting down teams’ weapons. I doubt this week will be any different.
Amanda’s Pick: Chargers 24, Panthers 10.