The Panthers beat the New York Giants 38 to 0 here in Charlotte. The Panthers and their coach really needed that win.
Panthers fans were very happy Sunday and also in disbelief. This was the third game of the season and many said they didn't want to see another loss. There were even talks if they did lose if the head coach would have a job on Monday.
There were plenty of New York Giants fans at Bank of America Stadium.
"Let's go Eli!" cheered one fan dressed in red and blue.
And before the game, Panthers fans didn't sound like their team had a 0 and 2 record.
"Giants going down, baby because this is how we do it in North Carolina," said Joseph Johnson, "This is how we do it."
But they hadn't done it. And some fans were wondering what the repercussions would be if they didn't deliver.
"I'm hoping we get a win today so we don't have to figure out whether Rivera is going to keep his job or not," said Chris Thompson.
The Panthers started strong. But fans have been here before. Could defense deliver too?
"I couldn't believe the sacks that our defense made. The defense they were on it," said Lisa Mattice.
And in the end, the team held strong.
"We needed that win and that was a big win too," said Mattice.
38 to 0 is a great score to brag about. And of course with one win under the belt, this fan wanted more.
"We're going to the Superbowl, I have a feeling this year," said Mattice.
"Panthers did a great job today, something to build on. They're 1 and 2. Let's take one game at a time, next game," said Kater Cornwell.
Fans celebrated throughout the night. And after the game most weren't talking about the head coach's job security.
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