CHARLOTTE, NC - The Panthers receiving corps got off to a rough start against Houston. The team was plagued by a few early drops, but later on, when the Panthers needed to put some points on the board, receivers Corey Brown and Ted Ginn Jr. stepped up.
"I wouldn't call it redemption because we're not out her to get revenge on anybody," Brown said. "We're just here to do our job man, that's why they put us here."
"I've been in this league for a while," Ginn Jr. said. "You know you get ups and downs but it just gives more confidence to my team that you can go through trials and tribulations and still be able to come back and make a play for your team."
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasn't surprised by the duo's performance.
"It's just guys doing what they're told and asked to do," Newton said. "They're wide receivers, and wide receivers catch footballs in the NFL and that's what they did. Nothing more, nothing less."
The Panthers likely do not get the win without the big play contributions of the two wide outs. Head coach Ron Rivera dished out compliments to the duo, but said the team will still try to stay balanced at the position.
"We have a wide receiver by committee," Rivera said. "Teddy's got some tremendous speed and he's got the ability to be a playmaker for us. You guys saw what Philly's capable of. I was very proud of Philly coming back and making the play he did."
Brown said the receivers need to continue honing their technique to cut down on drops. Ginn Jr, as one of the most experienced members of the group, said he has an obligation to help it along, while still picking up knowledge from his younger teammates.