C3 FANatics Open Discussion: Slow Season Start Again?

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There has been a recurring theme in the Ron Rivera era. That has been slow starts to the season. Last season was no different. A heartbreaking opening day loss to Seattle followed by another late game defeat in Buffalo had many calling for the coaches head. A home blowout-shutout of the Giants made us feel like things were beginning to get on track, but a thorough beat down in Arizona at the hands of the Cardinals once again had fans clamoring for a new coach.

Then the magic happened and the Panthers went on a tear during the next 8 games; Carolina was unbeatable. Looking back at that 8 game run, there were only 2 playoff teams Carolina faced, so the slow start didn’t have a major impact. So that brings me to ask: With the schedule Carolina has this season, can the Panthers overcome another slow start?