The Bills turn their attention to preparing for the Panthers. It will be a homecoming for coach Sean McDermott, who spent 6 years with Carolina as defensive coordinator. Other Panthers alumni include general manager Brandon Beane, running back Mike Tolbert, and cornerback Leonard Johnson. Carolina will be a more formidable opponent than the Jets. They are coming off a 23 – 3 victory over San Francisco. Coach Ron Rivera has led his squad to 3 NFC South championships and a Super Bowl appearance. THE BILLS CAN AT LEAST TEMPORARILY BASK IN THEIR 1 – 0 RECORD. IT WAS A PROMISING DEBUT FOR McDERMOTT WHO WAS HANDED THE GAME BALL BY KYLE WILLIAMS. LOOKING TO BUILD OFF THIS EARLY SUCCESS, WE HAVE REASON FOR HOPE AS 1BUFFALO.