I'm hoping the penalties were just a result of of an untested team's nevousness and not a lack of focus.

New coaches, new defense, new offense, national spotlight (away) game on MNF, and D. Smith sitting out. That is a lot a factors to consider when you enter the game, and no one likes to be embarassed.

I think once they gained confidence going in at the half that everything was working, they settled down and went out and just played their best game.
I'm sure we will see a reduction in penalties against the Panthers.