So we’ve got three in a row, and like Coach Fox says, 4-0 is better than 3-0. This week we’re in Carolina.
I think you see offensively we’re just cutting down on mistakes that we made at the beginning of the year, the turnovers. We’re more efficient on third down and in the red area. That’s something that’s really keeping us on the field and creating positive drives with touchdowns. That’s just hard work and little details we’ve been putting in since April — it’s starting to pay off. We’re starting to find that groove, find that rhythm.
The Panthers are a team that on the defensive side of the ball has improved from the beginning of the year. They pose a lot of challenge for us because their front seven is very active. They’ve got more than 20 sacks on the year, so you know they get to the quarterback. That’s something that we’ve got to really pay attention to this week. Then we’ve just got to take care of ourselves as far as technique work and getting open, because it’s going to be a challenge.
We know Coach Fox spent a lot of time there. I think he was very well appreciated in Carolina. But it’s definitely good to always win against the team you just left. But we’re focused on what we can do. Obviously Coach Fox understands what it means to go home, but it’s us versus Carolina, so we’ve got to make sure we do everything possible to win.
We head to the airport in a few hours, so talk to you next week.