5 unsung heroes from the Panthers’ success at the Falcons in Week 8
By Dean Jones
Which Carolina Panthers players emerged as unsung heroes during the team’s hugely important win at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8?
It wasn’t pretty. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
But the most important thing was a win and that’s exactly what the Carolina Panthers managed to accomplish at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8.
Had the Panthers fallen to a fifth-straight defeat, the repercussions would have been severe for many within the organization. Instead, Carolina got themselves back to a .500 record and if they can build on this before the bye, it keeps them in contention for a surprise playoff spot.
It’ll be an interesting few days with the trade deadline looming and the status of quarterback Sam Darnold uncertain after he suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter. Carolina cannot bask in the glory of this victory for too long, with a date against the New England Patriots and legendary coach Bill Belichick on the immediate horizon.
Without further ado, here are five unsung heroes from Carolina’s Week 8 triumph.
Unsung Hero No. 1
Trenton Scott – Carolina Panthers OL
There were a few eyebrows raised when the Panthers went with Trenton Scott over Dennis Daley and Brady Christensen at right guard in place of John Miller, who was put on the reserve/injured list this week.
These worries were quashed thanks to an outstanding performance from Scott. He was ruthless on running downs and more than held his own when it came to pass protection.
After so much ridicule, there appeared to be some signs of life within Carolina’s offensive line outside of one or two errors. If the coaching staff had any sense, this is the unit they should move forward with and see if things can continue trending in the right direction.