Scott Fowler: In a startling shutout, Burns and Panthers defense provide a vision of an ideal future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — By the time Brian Burns got his final sack Sunday in the fourth quarter of Carolina’s shocking 20-0 shutout of Detroit, he was, as he would put it later, “tired as hell.”Fortunately for Burns, by then the Panthers had completely flummoxed Detroit with an inventive scheme and huge plays by a number of different defenders.Said Burns: “They had no idea where we were coming from. … We were sending guys from all over the place and they messed up their protection. A lot.”The Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford kept getting fooled, as the Panthers lined up as if they were going t…

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