Panthers Power Rankings: Preseason Game 1

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Christian McCaffrey #22 of the Carolina Panthers rushes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Christian McCaffrey #22 of the Carolina Panthers rushes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 24: Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers gets set at the line against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Bleacher Report – No. 13

At their lowest mark in these polls, Bleacher Report puts the Panthers at No. 13 before the games begin. However, their analyst did pick Carolina to win the division despite believing they aren’t the most talented of NFC South teams.

"Things don’t always go according to plan, and while the Panthers might not be the NFC South’s best team, they are good enough to win the division … there’s enough talent or the Panthers to be a factor—even in a stacked NFC South."

In the NFL every game counts after the preseason and the Panthers will need to take advantage of their divisional contests. At 3-3 last year, including two losses against New Orleans, if Carolina can improve their divisional record they should be able to win their division.

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