Carolina Panthers: Players to watch on defense in Week 4

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Julius Peppers
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Julius Peppers /
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SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Julius Peppers #90 of the Carolina Panthers smiles during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The Carolina Panthers defense has a tall task in Week 4 as they face Tom Brady and the Patriots. These are three players who will be key to their success.

Entering Week 3, the Carolina Panthers defense looked like one of the best defenses in the league. However, against the Saints the team didn’t look as invincible as they allowed 149 rushing yards and Drew Brees to throw three touchdowns.

Their job doesn’t get any easier this week as they face the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. The Patriots franchise quarterback is on quite the hot streak after struggling against the Kansas City Chiefs. The past two games, Brady has averaged over 400 passing yards and eight total touchdowns with no interceptions.

If the Panthers hope to slow down the Patriots offense, these are three players that will play a big role in Week 4.