I admit to having lost track of almost anything about the Panthers. I was surprised to see how far they've fallen.
Their offense is 49ers-esque. In the last seven games, they are averaging 12.4 pts/game. If you take out the game where they played the real 49ers when they scored 31, they have averaged 9.3 pts/game in the other six games.
There has only been one game in the past seven where their QB passed for more than 169 yards. In four of those games, their QB has throw for less than 110 yards. By comparison, Matt has had exactly zero games when he's thrown for less than 110.
Their defense hasn't been what I remember it to be either, with four games of over 30 pts against in the last seven.
This has the look of a team that has given up.