Panthers defense ranked No. 6 in NFL by Pro Football Focus through 6 games

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Panthers defense ranked No. 6 in NFL by Pro Football Focus through 6 games
Panthers defense ranked No. 6 in NFL by Pro Football Focus through 6 games

Kyle Allen is undefeated at quarterback and Christian McCaffrey is in the MVP conversation. The real reason the Carolina Panthers are winning games is their defense, though. Carolina invested a lot of resources in upgrading its pass rush this offseason. The additions of Gerald McCoy, Bruce Irvin and Brian Burns all seem to be paying off for a defensive line that's one of the best in the NFL. On the back end, Tre Boston has helped solidify a secondary that's improved dramatically under new coach Perry Fewell. In the middle, Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson are holding things down, as expected. Throw in Ron Rivera calling the plays and mixing his fronts and you've got one nasty defense. Heading into

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