Carolina Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera describes how his team improved over the season at a brief news conference following the final team meeting of the season in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 31, ... more 
Carolina Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera describes how his team improved over the season at a brief news conference following the final team meeting of the season in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. If Rivera does not return as Carolina's coach after a second straight losing season, he can at least take pride in the fact this his players never quit on him, even rallying from 11-points down, on the road, in a low-stakes season finale, to beat the Saints 44-38 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bob Leverone
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