Carolina Panthers offense performance through the first quarter of 2018

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CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 23: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers huddles with teammates against the Cincinnati Bengals in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

See how each Carolina Panthers offensive unit performed during the first quarter of the 2018 season.

Not too long ago the Carolina Panthers were enduring the heat of Spartanburg as they prepared for the upcoming season. Four preseason contests, four regular season games and a bye week later the Panthers are 3-1 competing for a return trip to the playoffs.

The 2018 regular season is already one-fourth complete for Carolina and the results of coaching changes and player personnel have been positive to this point. There have definitely been lapses in performance, as expected, but winning three of their first four games is about all anyone could as for to this point.

Carolina now regains the services of veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, who was serving a four game suspension to start the season for violating the league substance abuse policy. His absence has been noticeable more from a leadership stand point than that of a dip in the level of play from his fellow linebackers.

Following is a look at the grades earned by each offensive unit for their performance during the first four games of the year.