Carolina Panthers

Panthers at Chargers – Risers and Fallers

The Carolina Panthers managed to hold on to a lead and defeat the Los Angeles Chargers, but which individuals had a better day than others? 

Here are this week’s risers and fallers of the game as I see it. 


Backup running back Mike Davis showed that Panthers coach Matt Rhule knew what he was talking about when he said Davis is a starting quality runningback in the NFL. Davis showed excellent ability in catching the ball as well as providing a punch at the point of contact. I am no longer concerned about the Carolina Panthers running back position with Christian McCaffrey on IR. 

Rookie phenom Jeremy Chinn had 12 tackles, tying for the most in one game by a Panthers’ rookie defensive back. Chinn’s 26 tackles leads all NFL rookies through three weeks. I am supremely excited to see this young man develop further. 

Panthers kicker Joey Slye makes his debut on the risers list. Slye went 5 for 5 on field goals. You can’t ask for much more from a kicker. Well done, Swole. 


We are three weeks into the season and Tre Boston has appeared on my fallers list every single week. He is the only player to have done so. Boston’s bouncing off of the Chargers’ ball carrier was as excruciating to watch as it was expected. Free Safety continues to be a dire need. 

Offensive tackle Trent Scott had a rough go against his former team. His play brought back memories of guys named Bell and Chandler. Those were not good memories. Hopefully Okung is healthy this week and we won’t see much more of Scott ever again.  

Agree? Disagree? Tell me right here.