Even if we fall against the Seahawks in Seattle, the next two matchups are at home in primetime against the Eagles and Colts, two very winnable games with this defense. Those two games may be the official coming out party. And if we do pull of the win in Seattle, we roll into those primetime games as the hottest team in the league.
By the way, Jim Rome went way out of his way to give Carolina props on his radio show. To paraphrase: "There's a lot of negative stories in the NFL right now, but one positive thing no one is talking about: The Carolina Panthers. No one wants to give them any credit, but I think what they are doing is amazing. Cam Newton is throwing to guys named Philly Brown and Brenton Bersin. Josh Norman is killing it at DB. And when Carolina goes to Seattle and wins, the rest of the country will wake up and join the bandwagon. They are one of my favorite teams right now."