Carolina Panthers: 4 new battles to watch against the Falcons

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What are some of the new individual battles to keep an eye on when the Carolina Panthers take on the Atlanta Falcons in 2020?

The Carolina Panthers faces the stiffest of tests in their NFC South matchups in 2020. It is arguably the strongest division in football. And how they fare will go a long way to determining their overall fortunes next season.

This is a period of transition for the Carolina Panthers. And their record following the upcoming campaign might reflect this. They will be done no favors by the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who will both fancy their chances of a deep postseason run.

Another team that could see a marked improvement in their fortunes is the Atlanta Falcons. They have a high-octane offense at their disposal once again. And the front office also made some bold moves on the defensive side of the ball.

Realistically speaking, the Panthers will be looking at their two encounters against the Falcons as the ones they can win from their inter-divisional contests. But thinking this and achieving it are two separate things.

Much will depend on how Carolina’s new-look roster comes together in a short space of time. The roster won’t have any preseason games to tune-up before they take the field in a competitive setting. And it is going to be extremely interesting to see how things unfold.

Their games against the Falcons will see some new individual battles worth keeping a close eye on. Which player emerges victorious from these is going to be critical. And here are four of the main matchups we will be seeing between the rivals for the first time.