Keys to a Week 16 Carolina Panthers victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Carolina Panthers enter Week 16 trying to bring a six-game losing streak to a stop. In order to do so, they have decided to give their rookie quarterback, Will Grier, a chance against the Colts. Carolina travels to Indianapolis to take on a fellow team that also has fallen out of the playoff race in recent weeks. The Colts enter the matchup losers of four straight.
As mentioned above, the Panthers have lost six straight so something has to give in this game. The question is what team will be able to end their losing skid and get back in the win column?
Carolina gives the reigns of the offense to third-round pick Will Grier. Grier will have his hands full in his first career start in the NFL, so expect the Panthers to rely heavily on Christian McCaffrey and the run game.
The Colts have struggled to score points as of late but appear to finally be healthy on offense for the first time in a few weeks. Starting running back Marlon Mack and No. 1 receiver T.Y. Hilton will both be ready to go for this week’s game.
Indianapolis and Carolina are very similar as both are built around running the football and playing quality defense. Expect this to be a very close, competitive football game.
Read on to see what Cat Crave believes to be the three keys to a Panthers victory.