Previewing how the Panthers stack up against NFC South rivals in 2020

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The NFC South has shaped up to be one of the toughest divisions in the entire NFL. Preview how the Carolina Panthers will fare in 2020.

We are only a couple of weeks away from the first week of the regular season and the annual hype around the NFL is starting to grow. The Carolina Panthers have gone under the radar throughout most of the offseason as they enter what most believe to be a rebuilding year.

The NFC South was a highly competitive division last year and it has only gotten better. The 2019 division champion New Orleans Saints addressed the team’s biggest need by adding veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to play opposite All-Pro pass-catcher Michael Thomas, which could spell even more concerning news for the new-look secondary of the Carolina Panthers.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added future hall of fame quarterback Tom Brady to an already potent offense that also includes legendary tight end, Rob Gronkowski. The Atlanta Falcons stole running back Todd Gurley away from the Los Angeles Rams as well.

All of this has Panthers fans wondering where their team stacks up against the tough competition in the South. And for good reason. Carolina finished last in 2019 and will be overcoming the key departures of former franchise quarterback Cam Newton and All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly to name a few.

Read on to see a full break down and preview of each NFC South team as we enter the new season.