Make no mistake, this game was for #2 seed (Home field, 1st round bye) versus #5 seed playing on Wild Card weekend.
We got our asses kicked.
But all is not lost.
Check the last 2 Super Bowl winners, 9-7 Giants and 10-6 Ravens.
Tonight is not about the results Rivera gets in the next 15 minutes.
It's about how the Panthers rebound and perform.
The next 3 games and the Playoffs should decide whether Rivera is ever offered a new contract this year or next.
Finish the season strong - extension, stumble and we need fresh leadership.