Carolina Panthers: Week 1 Offensive grades vs. Dallas Cowboys
See how the Carolina Panthers offense performed against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton entered into Bank of America Stadium after a brief weather delay ready to begin the 2018 season. Excited from the start, Newton provided a spark to an offense which displayed promising signs but seemed a bit off to start the year.
Operating under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner it was refreshing to see play calls relayed in ample time to give Newton and the offense time to adjust at the line of scrimmage. At one point when Newton did have to take a time out as the play clock expired, he even patted his own chest to the sideline in an attempt to take responsibility for the momentary lapse.
Multiple plays were executed with routes and timing patterns designed to get the ball out of Newton’s hand quickly, a focal point this offseason, but also out of necessity. Behind an offensive line relying heavily on a second-year player and relative unknown in Taylor Moton and Greg Van Roten, Newton wasn’t well protected.
Continue to see how each offensive unit graded out after an exciting 16-8 victory over the visiting Dallas Cowboys.