Carolina Panthers: Week by week predictions for 2020 schedule

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48. . . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 10. team

Carolina Panthers: Week 10 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LOSS

Things might not go according to plan in their second encounter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They should have plenty to play for by this point. And the Carolina Panthers will probably be in limbo in which direction their campaign is going in.

Another element to consider is Carolina’s suspect offensive line. This could see the likes of Shaquil Barrett having a field day against inferior opposition.

team. 50. . . . Detroit Lions. 11

Carolina Panthers: Week 11 vs Detroit Lions – WIN

The Detroit Lions started well in 2019 before tailing off dramatically. A big improvement will be needed this time around otherwise head coach Matt Patricia could find himself looking for alternative employment next spring.

They do have some nice piece on offense. But their defense looks shaky and no match for the Carolina Panthers offense on paper.

. Minnesota Vikings. 12. team. 60. .

Carolina Panthers: Week 12 @ Minnesota Vikings – LOSS

There is no doubt that the Carolina Panthers will be achy and weary by this point. The week 13 bye will be another hurdle they will have to overcome. And this is far from the ideal time to be facing a team like the Minnesota Vikings.

The team has the scope to win the NFC North title and make a postseason run despite a number of changes to their roster. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is coming off a career year, they have a stud running back in Dalvin Cook, and a defense that is littered with playmakers.

. Denver Broncos. 14. team. 45. .

Carolina Panthers: Week 14 vs Denver Broncos – LOSS

The Carolina Panthers come out of their bye week with a difficult-looking matchup at home to the Denver Broncos. Former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will be looking for his team to make the playoffs in 2020. And they have the tools on both sides of the ball to make it happen.

Quarterback Drew Lock has plenty of expectations on his shoulders, as does rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. Their defense has some incredible potential with a front seven that could cause some substantial problems for the Panthers.