Panthers schedule: Outlook bleak for Carolina in FanSided projection
By Dean Jones
The Carolina Panthers schedule promises to be a difficult one that provides little opportunity for success, according to FanSided’s Matt Verderame.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that the Carolina Panthers schedule could see them struggle in 2020. A wealth of changes have been made this offseason and this will bring its fair share of complications in the short-term.
Things are being made even more difficult by the lack of face-to-face bonding surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. But the Panthers schedule will be unforgiving if they are not ready from the outset, whenever competitive action gets back underway.
FanSided’s NFL writer Matt Verderame is not expecting the Panthers schedule to bring with it any surprises in 2020. During his full prediction article published recently, he has new head coach Matt Rhule going 2-14 from their allocated fixtures.
Verderame has the Panthers getting off to the worst possible start imaginable with seven straight losses against the Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, and New Orleans Saints.
According to the writer, the Panthers will have to wait until week eight of the schedule for their first elusive win, which comes during their only primetime game of the campaign at home to the Atlanta Falcons. However, this joy is proved short-lived and is predicted by Verderame to be followed by defeats to the Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers.
Their second and final win of the season comes in week 11 contest against the Detroit Lions. The Panthers schedule concludes with losses to the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, and the Saints.