Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers (90) with one of his 11 sacks this season -- of Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum. Peppers, 37, says this Panthers defense is the best he has played on in his entire career.
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers (90) with one of his 11 sacks this season -- of Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum. Peppers, 37, says this Panthers defense is the best he has played on in his entire career. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers (90) with one of his 11 sacks this season -- of Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum. Peppers, 37, says this Panthers defense is the best he has played on in his entire career. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

If this is truly a great Panthers defense, now is time to prove it vs. Saints -- and my prediction

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