The Carolina Panthers are back, everyone. Whether by popular or unpopular demand, this team is beautiful to look at. The former third overall pick looks like a professional footballer in his first two starts for the Sam Darnald Panthers. The change of scenery য that is, the removal of Hell from the New York Jets seems to have worked.
In Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, Darnold passed against the same defense for 305 and 2 touchdowns that dominated the Aaron Rogers and Green Bay Packers a week earlier. Darnald also completed 68 percent of his passes against the Saints. At Week 1, Darnald took little revenge on the Jets, firing their 279 yards and a TD. Maybe the Jets are cursed?
At first, though, the Panthers defense jumped the most. Against the Saints last week, Carolina defense kept Alvin Camara 30 yards away from Scrimmage. Not for a quarter or a half; It was the whole game. They forced James Winston to throw two blocks (There is nothing new), He was sacked four times, and the offense of the Saints held the first six Downs all over the game. You may not be sold to Darnold yet, but this defense is valid. I am giving you the MC Hammer reference. But the defense of these panthers is good, and as the season progresses they will only get stronger.
Believe it or not, the Panthers have a great chance to be the last unbeaten team in the NFL in the next few weeks. Their optimal schedule is still completely unbeaten for them through the season. Check out the next six games on Carolina’s schedule:
- Week 3 @ Houston Texans
- Week 4 @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 5 vs. Philadelphia aggls
- Week 6 vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Week 7 @ New York Giants
- Week 8 – Atlanta Falcons
I think it’s safe to say that the Panthers started -0-0 tonight with about .9..9 percent in the bag. Thursday night football. Unless something terrible goes wrong against the Texans, it shouldn’t be too close. Texans quarterback Davis Mills is starting his first career as Desaun faces Watson as well as being sidelined. 22 cases of sexual misconduct, So this Panthers defense should be expected early and often at Mills.
A 0-0 start is not out of the question for the Panthers. The biggest challenge of that event will be in Dallas next week. If the Panthers can get past the Cowboys, then a -0-0 start should be a cakewalk from there. The most brutal spread of games for Carolina comes in the last four weeks of the season:
- Week 15 @ Buffalo Bill
- Week 16 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 17 @ New Orleans
- Week 18 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Three of their final four games on the road will be challenging, as two final games will come against defending champions Buccaneers. Also, keep an eye on the 15-week meeting with Buffalo. At the moment, there is no official time or network listed on that game’s schedule, and I think it could probably be included in that Sunday night slot that week. Currently, SNF is scheduled to have saints and bookies for the 15th week. If the Saints were out of the playoff mix at the time, so, playing Spoiler, I think NBC could flex this game for Panther-Bills if both teams are clearly looking. Week 18 is also open to SNF. Panthers at Bucs, anyone? If NFC South is in line for that final showdown of the Crown season, NBC will probably catch it.
Considering the Panthers ’hot start, with a seemingly simple schedule in the first half of the season, I would say that they look like they will be a definite playoff rival in 2021. Looks like the Panthers can challenge Tom Brady very well and Bucs for the division.
Apparently, that Animated Panther Mascot Really lit a fire under this group. Hopefully, the team’s augmented-reality will return before the team’s last-season matchup against Panther Books. I’m sure there will be a home crowd in a frenzy of snatching a smoothie from Brady’s hand in a video of Panther.