Ron Rivera and Sean McDermott should know each other’s tendencies well. McDermott joked that he didn’t have to do much in the season opener, but he’s right. There weren’t any controversial moments with challenge flags or clock management. The team even had 11 players on the field at all times! McDermott’s replacement in Carolina, Steve Wilks, called a strong game in Week One, mixing blitzes at the appropriate time. Panthers.
Panthers 24, Bills 17.