4 Carolina Panthers players who balled out in win vs. Lions

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Which Carolina Panthers players balled out vs. the Lions in Week 11?

It was arguably the most complete performance of the season from the Carolina Panthers at a time when it just didn’t seem possible. A five-game losing run didn’t exactly give anybody confidence they could get a positive result against the Detroit Lions at Bank of America Stadium, with concerns increasing further after Teddy Bridgewater, Russell Okung, Donte Jackson, and All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey were all ruled out.

Instead of just accepting their fate, the Carolina Panthers dug deep to secure their first shut-out win since 2015. There is just no telling what this is going to do for their confidence ahead of another tough test at the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday.

For now, the Panthers can bask in the glory of a rare win.

They’ve been close on numerous occasions against top opposition without quite getting over the line. But there was no such trepidation to be had down the stretch during a contest they dominated from the first minute to the last.

Here are four Panthers players that balled out during a well-deserved win that could be the catalyst behind bigger and better things in the future.

Player No. 1

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Brian Burns – Carolina Panthers DE

Brian Burns is such an exciting player to watch and the Panthers are lucky to have him. The defensive end has been nothing short of sensational this season and provided Carolina with an incredible spark on the line of scrimmage that not only produced some fine individual numbers but also made others around him better.

Burns has always been there, it’s others on the front seven who haven’t lived up to their end of the bargain. His two-sack outing was a further indication of what a special talent he is and the former first-round pick is only going to get better in the coming years.