The Panthers once again faced a top defense in this league, and once again their college style offense look like it should have stayed in school.

On with the grades...

Offense:

The option doesn't work. The option, it doesn't work. One thing that doesn't work, the option. If I had to choose one thing that doesn't work, it would be the option. Option. No. Work. No.

Offensive Grade: F

Defense:

Overall the defense was good. After all, they put up more points than the offense.

Kuechly is a rising star in this league and had a great presence in the huddle as he gave out the play call. The players already respect him, he is a natural leader.

Alexander and Norman are to rookies that will be contributing to the Panthers for a long time, fans should be excited about that.

Captain had a fantastic game. Obviously his pick 6 was great to see, but his tackling and help in run support was something to be equally excited about.

Defensive Grade: B

Coaching

See offensive grade.