Ron Rivera knows what a successful NFL team looks like. The Carolina Panthers organization knows what a successful team looks like. Steve Smith and Jordan Gross know what a successful NFL team looks like.
That is about where the terms "success" and "Carolina Panthers" diverge as a combination in the English language.
The Panthers are playing a winnable game against the Arizona Cardinals. While success for an NFL franchise means wins, coming off a 2-14 season the Panthers will have to look for other ways to measure success.
The Panthers success will be measured in small victories on and off the field, not success in the win column. These are the "wins" they need to be looking for during their matchup with the Cardinals on Sunday.