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Carolina Panthers offensive lineman earns perfect grade vs. Vikings

There aren’t many warm feelings among the Carolina Panthers’ offensive linemen the football analytics site Pro Football Focus, but the site praised the team’s newest starter.

Right tackle Mike Remmers started his first NFL game against the Vikings and got a perfect 100 grade for his pass blocking by the site.

“I’m my biggest critic,” Remmers said. “I’m happy with my performance but I feel I can be better

“Of course I always believe in myself. That’s the biggest thing is being confident and knowing you belong out there. I knew I was going to be great and I’m more than happy with it.”

Remmers did not give up a sack in his 74 offensive snaps. He got the starting job after Nate Chandler went to injured reserve with a knee injury and Amini Silatolu was inactive with a knee injury.

Rivera indicated Remmers will start Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. That would mark the first time in seven games the Panthers started the same offensive line as the week previous.

It was just the second game of Remmers’ career. A former walk-on at Oregon State, Remmers went undrafted in 2012 and was with five different teams before signing with the Panthers in late October.

“Yeah, walk-on and free agent. It’s been a crazy ride,” Remmers said. “I wouldn’t change anything. I’m really happy with how it worked out.”