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On The Prowl 10/27: Power Rankings Roundup


MOVING UP:Carolina moves up one spot to No. 3 on Pro Football Focus' weekly list and Nathan Jahnke highlights rookie defensive end Ryan Delaire, who has two sacks, two hits and five hurries on 72 pass rush attempts this season. The Panthers move up one spot to No. 5 on ESPN's list and one spot to No.3 in FoxSports' rankings.

HOLDING STRONG:The Panthers remain the fourth-ranked team in's rankings. Elliot Harrison praises Carolina's "stifling brand" of defense and highlights the strong play from defensive tackle Kawann Short and linebackers Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly. For the second week in a row, the Panthers are the No. 5 team according to Pete Prisco at CBS Sports and No.4 on USA Today's list. Peter King of the MMQB and Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports also hold Carolina as the fourth-best team in the league.

HOW THE PANTHERS ARE STAYING UNDEFEATED: Victor Mather of the New York Times shares his thoughts on how the Panthers are shocking the league, noting the sharp play of the pass defense. READ MORE

SHORT IS LEAGUE'S TOP DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Sam Monson analyzes the performance of Kawann Short, noting that the defensive tackle has a higher interior defender grade than J.J. Watt and Aaron Donald. READ MORE

DAVIS SETS EXAMPLE: Max Henson of details a single play by Thomas Davis that is now being used as teaching tape by another NFL club. READ MORE

View the top photos by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez from Carolina's game against Philadelphia.

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