Carolina Panthers versus Baltimore Ravens Gameday Notes…
A blossoming offense versus the best statistical defense in the National Football League, the Carolina Panthers hosts the Baltimore Ravens in a critical home game. Let’s see how the game develops.
Torrey Smith was inactive for this game due to injury, but that didn’t slow the Carolina Panthers. With the running game stifled by an extremely stout defensive front, D. J. Moore, the rookie out of Maryland, along with
made a couple of outside catches with big running yards after to open up the rest of the field for Cam and company.
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“Luck is the residue of design.” While the Panthers had some extremely lucky bounces (a skipping bouncing ball that somehow turned into a 33-yard play and a tipped throw that resulted in a CMC touchdown among others), it’s undeniable that Norv Turner designed a game plan to completely dismantle what was the best defense in the league. Mission complete.
Continuing to heap praise on Norv Turner, this was the fourth game this season that the Panthers scored at least 30 points. This is also the first game this season that the Carolina Panthers scored more than 35 points. Reminding anyone of the 2015 season?
Overall Game Grade: A
Not giving this an A+ only because the Panthers obviously wanted to punch the ball in the end zone during the fourth, but failed to do so three times. Overall, a big-time statement win.
Most Valuable Player of the Game: Norv Turner
He’s technically not a player, but credit him with this win. Dialing up play calls that allowed Christian McCaffrey to score both by catching and receiving and Cam Newton to score through both the air and on the ground.