Going into the Monday night game of course the win was at the top of my wishlist. There were a few worries that came with that however:
- This team is historically the most worrisome when they're the favorites and play their best when they're the underdogs. With the "controversy" witch hunt in full effect, the team still has a chip on their shoulder to motivate them. This goes double for Cam who's thrived on pressure since college.
- An outright win would have either put the league on full notice (even more than they are now) or been dismissed as the Patriots choking like the Giants game was.
The Panthers are now respected with just enough doubters to keep the fire burning. Cam is now an elite QB but still has something to prove unlike media darlings Luck, RG3, or Wilson. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome.