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Perhaps all of the injuries at running back last season can now be considered a blessing in disguise for the Carolina Panthers. Otherwise, Nick Goings may never have had a chance to shine -- and the Panthers wouldn't know what to expect from their third-string running back when they head into Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks.

After injuries decimated Carolina's backfield in 2004, Goings stepped in and ran for five 100-yard games in the second half of the season. On Sunday, with DeShaun Foster out for the season with a broken ankle, Goings and Jamal Robertson will be asked to carry the load against the Seahawks. Stephen Davis, who started the season, was placed on injured reserve last month. "Nick Goings...

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