Ron Rivera isn't worried about a letdown after his team's emotional 27-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
The Carolina Panthers fifth-year head coach said if his squad is lacking focus this week he need only remind them of 45-21 shellacking they received from the Philadelphia Eagles last season. That was an ugly loss in which the Panthers turned the ball over five times, including twice on their first three plays from scrimmage.
Of course, the Panthers feel they are a different team this year.
The Panthers are riding high with a 5-0 record for the first time since 2003, the year they went to their only Super Bowl. They'll look to go 6-0 for the first time in franchise history Sunday night when they host Chip Kelly's Eagles.
"Hey, they whipped us last year, so there's a challenge," Rivera said.