In terms of the current narrative, let's call the Buffalo Week 2 failure the inciting incident -- the event that changes the protagonist's world. Every hero needs an origin story, so from there "Riverboat Ron" was born.
Knowing he needed to show more faith in his offense, and his multiskilled quarterback, the now desperate Rivera starts aggressively going for it on fourth down. Carolina converts eight consecutive fourth-down attempts since Week 6. Three of the plays went for touchdowns. His Panthers have won a franchise-record eight games in a row and will play for the NFC South lead Sunday night in New Orleans.
Don't have Insider so I have no idea if the article is worth a damn.
I'm hoping some Huddler can sum up the content for the rest of us.
Hate the title....every time I read..."Legend of...." I can only think of this movie and hear Pat Benatar in the background.