Power ranking the top 10 Panthers’ performers in Week 4 win

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Which members of the Carolina Panthers performed the best during their outstanding win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4?

It feels good to be a fan of the Carolina Panthers once again. What seems like years of abject misery seems to be turning around thanks to a promising young roster that got themselves back to .500 with a dominant win over the Arizona Cardinals.

It wasn’t the fact that the Carolina Panthers won, it was the manner in which they achieved it. They were nothing short of sensational from the first minute until the last and the best could still be to come from a group that is improving with every passing game.

New head coach Matt Rhule has been keen to stress that they are building rather than tagging the Panthers with the dreaded rebuilding status like everyone else. This is a team that is growing in stature and picking up positive results like this is only going to help them as they look to surprise those who wrote off their chances in the offseason.

This was the best that Carolina has played for quite some time. They continued to move the ball efficiently on offense, even taking more shots down the field. But the way things are coming on regarding their defense is probably even more heartening given how much they were criticized early on.

We took a look at the Panthers’ performances and power ranked the top ten.

10. player. 87. . . . BRIAN BURNS

No. 10: Brian Burns – Carolina Panthers DE

One of the primary objectives for the Panthers was to limit Kenyan Drake and Kyler Murray’s influence on proceedings. The backfield duo had the potential to hurt their chances of back-to-back wins, but an outstanding display from their defensive front ensured they didn’t have much of a say.

A lot of that was down to Brian Burns, who continues to evolve into a defensive end that can impact the game in a well-rounded fashion. He managed to get some pressure and keep Murray guessing, but the way that the former first-round pick set the edge and prevented Drake from gaining notable yardage was another standout feature of his overall performance.