The first two games of the Panthers season brought us hope for the future.
Every pass Cam Newton threw seemed to bury any of the remains leftover from the awful quarterbacking of Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore.
Every blitz drawn up on defense seemed to be a big middle finger to the conservative drop back coverage schemes that John Fox had implemented over the years.
Every third and eight that was not a draw showed us that the team was not going to give up at the snap of a finger.
But even though the Panthers are doing a lot of things to bury their past, they are still losing like it is September 2010. This team seems to have caught the 2010 Bills disease of giving fans hope by finding a different way to lose just about every week.
But in the first two weeks of the season the Panthers played potential division champions who were supposed to destroy them. This week the Panthers play a team they are better than and a team they are supposed to beat.
Here are four reasons why hope will finally turn into results.