We have played some of the worst teams in the NFL so there is that. We have some games coming up that can up the media credibility. That said the Panthers can only play the next team on the schedule and are a better team than people think.
The 12-4 team was Hurneys(which DG then blew up) and we back doored a 7-8-1 losing season into a "division championship". Meanwhile we are facing the same glaring problems that we're supposedly addressed by the brilliant moves of DG. Yeah the man is a genius. Please.