Last season Ron Rivera earned the nickname "Riverboat" when his epiphany about going for it on fourth downs led to a winning streak and a division title. This year the coach made a similarly adept move, just without the catchy title.
"When I looked at it, I just felt we have to put a little more speed in the defensive secondary," Rivera said this week, per The Charlotte Observer. "We were trying to find answers as a coaching staff, trying to find the right combination of guys. And we found it."
Pro Football Focus rated Benwikere its No. 2 cornerback, overall, over the past four games. Boston was the analytic group's No. 9 safety over that span.