New Orleans knocked off the Eagles (cue pundits suggesting that "what Chip Kelly does, just doesn't work in the NFL") by two points at the last second, so Carolina plays at home next Sunday against the winner of 49ers/Packers.
Both are 3-4 teams (though the quality varies). Do you want to worry more about the opponent's defense? You want the 9ers to win. The Packers are definitely weaker there. Their offense on the other hand will hurt you.
It ends up being this - do you want to beat a team very similar to you, or unlike you? Do you want to beat the team you've played, or the team you haven't?