SPARTANBURG, S.C.- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he isn't feeling any additional pressure to win.
That's somewhat surprising since he has a losing record (13-19) and his team has been awful in close games during his first two seasons in Carolina.
But Rivera told The Associated Press he isn't worrying about something that's out of his control - pointing out that Lovie Smith was fired by the Chicago Bears despite his team finishing 10-6 last year.
Still, Rivera points to Lovie Smith, who was fired by the Chicago Bears despite finishing 10-6 last season, saying "it doesn't matter where you finish, there's a chance you're going to get let go.
So every season you coach there's pressure. This is a production-based business. This business is about now. I get that."