Ron Rivera Comments on Panthers Giving Up Big Leads to Multiple Opponents

January 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers are 16-1 and averaging a league-best 31.2 points per game, but after the team nearly blew a 31-0 halftime lead in last Sunday’s divisional-round game against the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Ron Rivera admitted he’s concerned that getting into a similar situation again could cost Carolina its season.
With win-or-go-home stakes heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals—the contest Carolina's last test to make it to Super Bowl 50—Rivera acknowledged his worry of blowing big leads late, per Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer:  
I’ll be honest, I get it, I understand. But shoot, we won those football games ... Am I concerned? Yeah. But are these things correctable and fixable? Most certainly. Let’s stay focused on what we did. We did some really good things. We made some things happen. And we won the football game.
Last Sunday’s game wasn’t the fir...

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