No one has raced out of the gates like the Panthers in 25 years. But no team has been as resilient at shaking early deficits as the Broncos.
After getting past Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots, Denver must deal with another tight end who causes similar problems.
Make sure you didn't miss anything interesting from the Broncos and Panthers' week of media, particularly the weird and endearing moments.
They're Hall of Fame finalists -- Lynch for the third time, Davis for the second and Atwater for the first. All have compelling cases for induction.
T.J. Ward, Darian Stewart and Louis Vasquez all had full practice repetitions and are probable for Sunday.