Panthers Held Rams to Sixth-Lowest Passer Rating in Week 1

The Panthers' secondary came alive against one of the most lethal passing teams in the NFL during Week 1.

The end result for the Carolina Panthers' Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams wasn't ideal -- but, some really good things did happen.

Los Angeles' 30-27 victory over Carolina was far from perfect, and they didn't look like the team that made it to a Super Bowl -- well, they actually did. The scoreboard does look dominant in terms of points, but things weren't flowing for the Rams like their 30-point performance may project.

They scored the second-most points in the league last season and Jared Goff had the fourth-most passing yards in the NFL. That trend changed on Sunday after Goff was held to 186 passing yards, and the Rams had the sixth-lowest passer rating, according to ESPN.

Carolina's secondary featured Donte Jackson, James Bradberry, Eric Reid and Tre Boston for the entirety of the game. Bradberry had a crucial fourth quarter interception and the Panthers didn't allow any receiver to surpass 70 yards -- and only one receiver surpassed 50 yards.

The addition of the explosive front seven that Carolina displays will only help the secondary and strengthen overall defensive unit. The Panthers did lose their season opener, but they have plenty of things to hold their head high about heading into Thursday night.

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Kodiak65
Kodiak65

The Panthers SHOULD be holding their heads high. The Monday night game in New Orleans against the Texans was a heart breaker. If not for the last second 58 yard field goal by the Saints we might be tied for #1 in the NFC South. We may have lost a heart breaker Sunday but the season is FAR from over. Go Panthers!!! Keep Pounding!!!

J Hager
J Hager

Played good against an elite team. We got to finish out those games though to become a championship caliber team. Time to bounce back against Tampa Bay and get in the win column

CarolinaBob
CarolinaBob

Let's keep it going all season!!!!