Why to watch
The streak ends here. Cam Newton, in his first NFL action ever, put up 422 yards against the Cardinals. It's doubtful he does that against the Super Bowl champion defense, but this will be quite a litmus test regardless. Who doesn't want to see that? The Packers also looked pretty much unstoppable in the Thursday kickoff.
This is a lockout mismatch -- a veteran, stable coaching staff coming off a Super Bowl win against a group seeking its first-ever win while trying to make up for lost time during the work stoppage. The Packers find ways to win games and the Panthers are still in a stage where they find ways to lose them (though Cam could be changing that faster than expected).