CHARLOTTE, NC - 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.
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.