The Golden State Warriors’ 39-2 home record last season was eye-popping. But Carolina Panthers wide receiver Corey Brown is just as impressed by his NFL team’s 13-game home winning streak.
It’s by far the longest active such streak in the NFL, and Brown says that’s nothing to take for granted.
“What the Warriors did was a little different with the team they had and that arena,” Brown said of the NBA’s top regular-season team last season. “But in every sport, it’s hard to win 13 straight at home. It’s hard to win 13 straight tic-tac-toe games! So it’s very hard to do that.”
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The Panthers have two consecutive home games coming up, vs. the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings. Brown says the synergy between the Panthers and their fans at Bank of America Stadium has created a formidable home-field advantage.
“We have really good fans. Fans who hassle the opponent’s offense (with noise). We feed off their energy. The chants make us play all that much harder,” said Brown.
Coach Ron Rivera said his players take performing well at home very personally these days.
“This place has been electric of late, particularly due to the playoff run,” Rivera said. “”We really do appreciate every chance to play at home and win at home, because it’s really hard.”