Panthers D strengthened by bond between Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly

When Thomas Davis woke up following surgery on his broken arm last week, he looked around the room and saw his wife, Kelly, as expected.

Davis then noticed some surprise guests -- teammate Luke Kuechly and a container of wings.

"He said, 'Give me them wings.' I said, 'You're not supposed to have those. You're gonna get in trouble (with the doctor),'" Kelly Davis told FOX Sports on Thursday. "But they went above my head and did their little wing thing."

For all that Cam Newton has meant to the Panthers' offense this season and for all that Josh Norman has done to virtually shut down half of the field for opposing passing games, there's a dynamic on the defensive side of the ball that's one of the biggest reasons Carolina has made it to Super Bowl 50.

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