- The Carolina Panthers have had incredible luck along their offensive line as once again their starting five stayed healthy and was able to play the entire game. This is a vast improvement from last year when they were trying a number of different combinations to find one that was a) healthy and b) effective.
- The Panthers scaled back Jonathan Stewart's workload against the Bucs with him on the field for only 50% of the team's offensive snaps. Meanwhile, rookie Cameron Artis-Payne saw a bump in his playing time up to 15 snaps and rushed the ball on eight of those snaps. This is a trend that could continue after the bye week to try and keep Stewart fresh and healthy.
- Another player who took full advantage of his snaps was Brenton Bersin who was targeted four times and caught all four for 54 yards on only 21 snaps. He was much more productive on the field than Devin Funchess (26 snaps) and Philly Brown (43 snaps) who combined for one reception for three yards on five targets.
- The Panthers didn't waste any time getting their new defensive ends on the field and this was probably more so out of necessity. Jared Allen played 35 snaps and this total could have possibly been higher if he didn't suffer a pinched nerve against the Bucs. Meanwhile, Ryan Delaire played 40 snaps and finished the game with two sacks (which is good enough for being tied for the team lead).
- The coaching staff is moving closer to almost a 50/50 split at the safety position opposite Kurt Coleman between Roman Harper and Tre Boston. This past week, Boston played 32 snaps is a season high while Harper has seen his playing time steadily drop to 47 snaps against the Bucs.