Steve Smith Sr. breaks down Carolina's playoff outlook on Thursday Night Football

"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:

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