DIG INTO THE NUMBERS: Neil Paine over at FiveThirtyEight used in-depth statistical analysis to explain the Panthers' rise. READ MORE
FAMILY CONNECTION: Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer spoke to former Dolphins head coach Don Shula, who said he is rooting for the Panthers, and his son Mike, to match Miami's undefeated season. READ MORE
KEYS TO QB DEVELOPMENT: Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com examines the growth of young quarterbacks Cam Newton. Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick. READ MORE
RIVERA HONORS FATHER AND MILITARY: Ron Rivera's special Salute to Service gameday gear is heading to the Hall of Fame. READ MORE
View the top photos by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez from Carolina's game against Green Bay.