Question 3: Can the Panthers step up in key situations?
A lot of change is coming to Carolina in the upcoming months of the offseason. Owner David Tepper has already relieved head coach Ron Rivera of his duties and nobody wants to be the next to go.
The Panthers don’t necessarily have to win this matchup but they better play hard because Tepper will certainly be evaluating each and everyone’s performances.
The best way that the team can prove their worth to Tepper is to step up in big, key situations. This means third downs and plays around the goal line.
If the Panthers can play well in key situations, then Tepper should be happy with the effort of his team despite the outcome of the game.