4 Panthers players who exceeded expectations at the Bucs

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Which players on the Carolina Panthers exceeded expectations during their disappointing Week 2 loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

It might have been a disappointing result for the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. But there were plenty of encouraging individual performances.

This is a roster that will be learning as they go. There will be growing pains, criticism, and encouragement in equal measure. But if the Carolina Panthers can come out of the 2020 season with at least some positivity, it should be a good foundation from which to build a successful future ahead of another pivotal offseason next year.

That appears a long way off at the moment. The Panthers are currently 0-2 after two losses at the hands of teams that have realistic postseason ambitions and things arent going to get any easier during their longest road trip of the season at the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Losing Christian McCaffrey for the foreseeable future is another catastrophic blow. Having their star player miss considerable time is the last thing that the Panthers needed and there might be nothing to play for by the time he is ready to return.

There were some individuals that came away from Sunday’s loss at Raymond James Stadium with a lot to show from their own contributions. Let’s take a look at four such players who managed to exceed expectations.