No. 6: Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers RB
Make no mistake, Mike Davis has played his way into a more important role on offense even when Christian McCaffrey returns from injury. The veteran has proven to be a more than capable backup in the All-Pro’s absence and he was another that played a starring role for the Carolina Panthers.
Davis gained 83 yards on the ground and one touchdown from 18 carries. He also caught five balls out of the backfield for 27 yards, which enabled him to go over 100 combined from scrimmage. The back’s story is an inspiring one and might earn the player a big payday next spring either in Carolina or elsewhere.
No. 5: Taylor Moton – Carolina Panthers OT
The debate on whether Taylor Moton is an elite tackle is officially over. The offensive lineman has been an absolute sensation during the 2020 season so far and turned in a performance of the highest quality against the Cardinals.
Moton has everything, he really does. There isn’t much even the best pass-rusher can do to get around him thanks to his flawless technique and anyone attempting the bull-rush is quickly thwarted by his superb hand placement and explosive power at the point of attack.
This level of consistency if has all-but-guaranteed a bumper payday for Moton next spring and the Panthers would be wise to give the former second-round pick whatever he wants.
No. 4: Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB
It was another composed performance from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. There was the interception on an overthrown to Ian Thomas he would like to have back, but it was a pleasing outing from a player who is rising to the occasion with every passing week.
Bridgewater is commanding the line of scrimmage extremely well. The protection he is receiving is helping a lot, but the way he is connecting with the Panthers’ potent weapons in the passing game leaves plenty of reasons to be encouraged regarding his long-term aspirations with the franchise.
He finished the game with 275 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one pick. But Bridgewater’s incredible run for a score of his own is something that will live long in the memory.