Panthers stay true to themselves as team heads to Super Bowl

- Football culture is such that a league is supposed to comply with certain behavioral standards.

Ideally, players should celebrate their achievements quietly and speak in a manner that avoids the spotlight.

The Carolina Panthers haven't done any of that this season.

"Embracing it and being who we are I think it's helping us to really get past this. We're staying relaxed, we're able to not to be distracted. I think that's part of keeping your personality, and making sure you are who you are," said Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera. 

On the way to the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 2004, the team has enjoyed every moment, and has been fun to watch.
 
"I'm not going to have our guys change now...I mean all of a sudden you want everyone to tighten up. You know, Cam made a comment about it a couple of weeks ago, you know, we don't want to get to that point. We want to stay who we are and I think that really has helped us." 

If the Panthers win the Super Bowl, they will be only the third team ever to go 18-1 and win the title of Super Bowl Champions. 

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