big plays."While Cam Newton identifies with Superman Christian McCaffrey Jersey White , it’s Spider-Man who’s currently winning at the box office. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse teaches us that multiple universes exist where things turn out slightly different from our current reality. (On a personal note, I strongly identified with the middle-aged Spider-Man with salt-and-pepper hair and a bit of a gut, but I digress.)In the spirit of exploring alternate universes, in another dimension the Carolina Panthers finished the 2018 season with an 11-5 record and are prepping for the playoffs right now. Here’s how:Week 11 - Panthers 19, Detroit Lions 20Our Reality: The Panthers scored a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to trim Detroit’s lead to 20-19. Carolina went for a go-ahead two-point conversion. Jarius Wright got open in the end zone but Cam Newton overthrew him on the failed attempt. Panthers-Verse: Cam connects with Wright to give the Panthers a 21-20 lead. Luke Kuechly seals the game with an interception and the the Panthers go to 7-3 on the season. Week 12 - Panthers 27, Seattle Seahawks 30Our Reality: The Panthers led 27-20 with 3:33 remaining. The Seahawks faced a 4th-and-3 at the Carolina 35. David Moore beat Corn Elder (who was filling in for an injured Donte Jackson) for a touchdown to tie the game, and Seattle went on to win. Panthers-Verse: Donte Jackson never gets injured and knocks away the deep pass to David Moore. The Panthers get the ball back with a 27-20 lead with 3:33 left, punt with 1:07 remaining, then knock down a Russell Wilson Hail Mary on the last play of the game. Carolina goes to 8-3. Week 14 - Panthers 20, Cleveland Browns 26Our Reality: In Week 13 the Panthers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in every universe (due to Cam’s four interceptions) then faced the Browns in Week 14. With 2:35 remaining, Cam overthrew Jarius Wright on 4th-and-Goal from the three yard line on a play that would’ve put the Panthers up 27-26 late in the game. Panthers-Verse: Cam hits Wright with a perfect pass and the Panthers go up 27-26 with 2:35 left. The Browns drive down for a game-winning 52-yard field goal attempt but miss it wide left as the Panthers go to 9-4.Week 15 - Panthers 9, New Orleans Saints 12Our Reality: The Panthers led 7-6 and had the ball at the New Orleans 13 with just 18 seconds left in the second quarter. Cam threw a devastating interception which took at least a field goal off the board. Then Curtis Samuel Jersey White , late in the third quarter with the Panthers still leading 7-6, D.J. Moore lost a fumble at the New Orleans 28. Panthers-Verse: Cam doesn’t throw the interception and Carolina kicks a field goal to go up 10-6 at the half. D.J. Later, D.J. Moore doesn’t fumble late in the third and his run sets up a Christian McCaffrey touchdown to put the Panthers up 17-6. Carolina wins and improves to 10-4. In the Panthers-Verse, Carolina still splits with the Falcons and Saints to finish the season, but in reverse order. Week 16 turns into a home win against the Falcons with a dinged-up but hungry Cam Newton playing (instead of Taylor Heinicke) to go to 11-4, then Week 17 at New Orleans turns into a loss as the Saints now have to play for the No. 1 seed due to their Week 15 loss to the Panthers. In the Panthers-Verse, Carolina is 11-5 and headed to the playoffs right now. All it took was five plays going our way:Cam connects with Jarius Wright on a two-point conversion to beat the Lions. Carolina’s defense doesn’t surrender a touchdown to Seattle on 4th-and-3. Cam doesn’t overthrow Jarius Wright from the three yard line against the Bucs. Against the Saints, Cam doesn’t throw the pick to end the half and D.J. Moore doesn’t fumble. Football really is a game of inches. So many games swing on just one or two big plays. With that in mind there is another Panthers-Verse where the 2018 Panthers go 4-12 because two incredible plays don’t go their way and the Saints don’t tank in Week 17.Week 5 - Panthers 33, New York Giants 31: Graham Gano misses the game-winning 63-yard field goal. Week 7 - Panthers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17: Cam doesn’t make an incredible play to connect with Torrey Smith on 4th-and-10 with 2:06 remaining while trailing 17-14, setting up the game-winning score. Week 17 - Panthers 33, New Orleans Saints 14: The Saints don’t have the No. 1 seed wrapped up and actually play Drew Brees and the starters Womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey , beating Carolina 142-6 (or thereabouts). Instead of 7-9 in our current universe, the Panthers just finished 4-12 in this terrible Panthers-Verse. The 2018 Panthers are who their record says they are, a disappointing 7-9 squad that choked away the second half of the season with questionable coaching and sloppy execution on both sides of the ball. For the optimists, we could’ve gone 11-5 by just making a couple of big plays. For the pessimists, we were just a couple of lucky breaks away from a putrid 4-12 season.Unfortunately for us as Carolina fans, our Panthers-Verse is a 7-9 record and a team in flux. Here’s to hoping the universe allows a few more things to break our way in 2019. With the NFL Draft a day away, it’s important to remember that some of its best players won’t always be found in the highest rounds."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomPanthers right tackle Taylor Moton has developed into one of the NFL’s best offensive linemenNew,128commentsWith the NFL Draft a day away, it’s important to remember that some of its best players won’t always be found in the highest rounds.EDTShareTweetShareSharePanthers right tackle Taylor Moton has developed into one of the NFL’s best offensive linemenJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsPer report, Carolina Panthers right tackle Taylor Moton has proven to be one of the best offensive linemen in the league. Just take a look at the following tweet per Pro Football Focus:In the featured PFF article by Cameron Pizet, it’s noted that Moton was drafted at No. 67 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Moton wasn’t expected to become a legitimate stud in this league, but he took full advantage of his opportunity to start. After he replaced an injured Daryl Williams at right tackle https://www.pantherslockerroom.com/authentic-christian-mccaffrey-jersey , he completely took over and dominated opposing defenders for the remainder of the 2018 NFL season. In fact, he is PFF’s second-highest graded Panther behind NFL all-pro running back Christian McCaffrey. With the Panthers seemingly approaching the draft with the intention to strengthen both sides of the line of scrimmage, it’s important to remember that Moton is a key piece to this offense. As long as Moton remains consistent on the line, this offense is bound to give fans a lot of big plays to be excited about. Along with the signing of Matt Paradis and the re-signing of Daryl Williams, the recent play of Moton this past season displays much promise for the future of the Panthers’ offensive line. This is especially important for a Panthers offense that will be heavily dependent on Cam Newton, who is still recovering from an ongoing shoulder injury. If Cam finally has a legitimate offensive line that can do some damage, who knows what could happen? With a highly talented receiving corps and an emerging elite back in McCaffrey, this offense could be deadly this season. Just think about the Panthers’ potential starting offensive line for Week 1 against an elite Rams defensive line this season. I don’t know about you, but I’d feel much more comfortable with the offensive line the Panthers have now instead than the offensive line they had last season. There have been a lot of improvements in this position group this offseason, and Marty Hurney deserves some credit for the moves he’s making. The best part about the Panthers’ offensive line situation is that it’s highly likely for the offensive line to improve even more after Thursday night. It’s comfortable to know that this team will have a very solid offensive line anchored by an elite offensive tackle in Moton.