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Panthers enter Super Bowl as underdogs

Two years ago New England was the underdog. Now it's Carolina's turn.

Updated: January 22, 2004, 1:51 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Two years ago, the Patriots were the Cinderella team and Tom Brady was the quarterback wearing the slipper. How times change. Now, the Patriots are the favorites, making their second Super Bowl trip in three years.

The Panthers are now the Patriots. Like Brady, a former sixth-round choice who garnered no respect until his first Super Bowl run, Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme just wins games. Remember heading into that Super Bowl victory over the Rams how critics discounted ...

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