Panthers get the W beating the Vikings 35-10. Panthers record: 2-3.
Is the sky the limit for the Panthers?
The Vikings may not be the toughest opponent the Panthers will face this season but the Panthers are learning, progressing, and building confidence.
Rivera: “You’d like to play with consistency…Who knows what would have happened last week (against AZ) if we were to play consistent.” Rivera, reflecting over win against Minnesota,: “We were 4 for 4 in the redzone.” “I was pleased with the execution.” “Being 2 for 2 on 4th down was big.” “It goes back to playing consistent football.” “We’ve got to carry confidence over to the other games, each week.”
Cam: “We set the tone early in this game.” “Guys were making plays.” “Rivera’s giving the team confidence.” (See Panthers Gab ‘What’s with the Offense?’ http://www.panthersgab.com/2013/10/08/whats-with-the-offense/)
Newton had his longest pass this season to Lafell who broke 100 yards. (One of the objectives –PanthersGab http://www.panthersgab.com/2013/10/08/whats-with-the-offense/)
Ted Ginn’s monster hit – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1809420-panthers-ted-ginn-lays-huge-block-to-help-brandon-lafell-score-79-yard-td?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming
Mike ‘Bowling Ball’ Tolbert http://www.panthers.com/media-vault/videos/Mike-Tolbert-1-Yard-TD-Run/5cf73dbe-9a42-4808-af3d-5faeea8ede6c
T. Davis records sacks (2)
M. Mitchell 1 sack
Mike Mitchell had his first career two INT game.
Fans are asking themselves and the team –Why don’t the Panthers play like that every week?
Fans want a team that they can stand behind. A team that is exciting to watch. A team that makes big plays.
Teams are like buildings. Buildings need contractors, materials, builders, etc. Fans may look at the exterior of the team and not the intricate details of the make-up of the team.
It is important to remember that the Panthers are a building team. A new GM. A third year Head Coach. A new OC. A third year QB.
The OC Mike Shula called some impressive plays, enabling a win. There were creative play calls. The offense needed to produce a win against the Vikings and they were successful.
The QB is a big part of the offense. QB Cam Newton is developing into a pocket QB. Newton is adding onto his skill sets and developing into an NFL QB. A franchise QB. Newton could be seen going thru his reads; using his check downs; making good decisions.
The Panthers can have setbacks. The Panthers have had setbacks. Each week they look to improve and correct mistakes. The Panthers are learning and building their identity.
The Panthers beat the Vikings and are looking to continue success—equating in wins.
The Panthers gained more yards (367 total) and held on to the ball longer (T.O.P. –36:27).
D. Williams 17ATT 64YDS 3.8AVG
C. Newton 26/20 242YDS
B. Lafell 4/4 107 YDS 1TD
“The team that can get a win is the team that will have success in placing individual players in position to make a play and have the capability and coaching to get the job done.” (PanthersGab http://www.panthersgab.com/2013/10/13/teams-of-similar-situations-vikings-panthers/)
Written by: Phillip Boyce