It's Sunday morning, and I don't think there's much doubt what the 2 storylines for most fans at Bank of America Stadium today will be:
1) Jimmy Clausen. Our Joe Person had a very interesting story today about Clausen in advance of his first-ever NFL start. I think Clausen will do OK today, but he better get to hand off a lot -- the Panthers still haven't scored a rushing TD this season and must today.
2) The weather. It doesn't look encouraging -- sounds like it's going to rain off and on (or maybe just "on") for this home game. The temperature, on the other hand, feels perfect, if the rain would only hold off. If you want to know why it's going to rain and likely how much, check out this story.
If you want my prediction on the game or a few other game-related notes, check the blog post just before this one.
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