Carolina Panthers: Week by week predictions for 2020 schedule

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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, Carolina Panthers
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48. . . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2. team

Carolina Panthers: Week 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LOSS

Big things are expected of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. They have brought in Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. And anything less than a serious run at a Super Bowl will be a disappointment.

The Panthers have a relatively unproven secondary that may go through their fair share of struggles early on. This is something that Tampa’s high-powered offense can take advantage of.

. Los Angeles Chargers. 3. team. 13. .

Carolina Panthers: Week 3 @ Los Angeles Chargers – LOSS

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers went their separate ways this offseason, And it remains to be seen whether No. 7 overall pick Justin Herbert will be ready to come in and start from day one.

Regardless of who ends up under center. The Chargers’ offense represents a matchup nightmare for the Carolina Panthers’ secondary. And this will also be a revenge game for perennial Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner after he was traded by the organization in exchange for veteran left tackle Russell Okung.

Arizona Cardinals. 4. team. 32. . .

Carolina Panthers: Week 4 vs Arizona Cardinals – WIN

The Carolina Panthers will need to take full advantage of their home games in 2020. Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals harbor postseason ambitions that will be strengthened by the acquisition of All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Their defense has some good pieces. But there is nothing to suggest that Carolina’s prominent offensive weapons cannot lead them to victory here.

5. team. 44. . . . Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers: Week 5 @ Atlanta Falcons – LOSS

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan might believe he is the best quarterback in the NFL. But there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

This is a pivotal campaign for the player and the team. The Carolina Panthers might find it difficult to stop the likes of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, especially in a dome environment.