"The Caaaaarolllinnnaaa Panthers are sneaking into the playoffs."
Panthers great Steve Smith Sr. had a strong take on Carolina on last night's Thursday Night Football pregame show.
"Now Cam Newton and the excitement and all that stuff, but that defense is playing 'slobber-knocker' kind of football."
The Panthers currently have the NFL's second-ranked defense and best pass defense in the NFL.
Watch the full clip from Smith below: