While much of the Panthers’ run defense was floundering, trying desperately to find and tackle Bryce Brown, one man was solid and also came up with one of the telling plays of the game. More famed for his pass rushing this season, Charles Johnson recorded his highest grade in run defense this week. He registered a season high with three stops in run defense and one of those was a fumble forced from Brown late in the third quarter that set up the Panthers’ go-ahead field goal at the start of the fourth quarter. When your strength is taken away in a game you need to find other ways to contribute and Johnson did just that this week.
That stripped fumble was a thing of beauty, he's earned that big money this year.