Green Bay has won three of the last four contests and also leads the overall series 5-3.
The Panthers have to prove they can win without Delhomme. Since he went down for the season, Carolina is just 2-4 and has struggled to put together anything offensively. A win against the powerhouse Packers would even their record at 5-5 and give Carolina renewed confidence that they can contend without Delhomme. For the Packers, the stakes are much simpler. They need a victory to keep pace with Dallas at the top of the NFC.
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith vs. Packers cornerback Charles Woodson. Smith is having a difficult season, his production a byproduct of the Panthers' problems at quarterback. While he still has solid numbers -- 45 catches for 590 yards and six touchdowns -- he has not been the dominant force we have seen in the past. Despite the decreased production and QB instability, Smith is still the most dangerous weapon and remains the rare wide receiver who can take over a game. The task of preventing Smith from breaking out falls to Woodson, a former Heisman Trophy winner who is having one of his best seasons. Woodson has scored two defensive touchdowns, has three interceptions and is a primary reason why the Packers have the NFL's second-ranked scoring defense. With Green Bay's man-to-man defensive scheme, Woodson will get locked up on Smith often.