Wrapping up the Carolina Panthers' 20-10 loss against the St. Louis Rams.
What it means: Any chance the Panthers had to build momentum and make their season respectable after last week’s victory against San Francisco is gone again. Against a mediocre St. Louis team, the Panthers weren’t even competitive. It was the same old story. The defense wasn’t horrible, but the running game and passing game were.
What’s next: It doesn’t get any easier. The Panthers host the defending Super Bowl champions next Sunday. After that, they’ve got Tampa Bay and Baltimore. They don’t play a team with a losing record until they go to Cleveland on Nov. 28.
Goat. If head coach John Fox wasn’t so clearly on his way out in Carolina, offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson would be on the hottest of seats. Despite having some talent at the skill positions, Davidson hasn’t been able to assemble anything close to a decent offense. It was nice that Davidson got receiver Steve Smith involved, but Matt Moore threw three interceptions and the running game did virtually nothing.