What to expect from the Panthers offense without Christian McCaffrey

(Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) Christian McCaffrey
(Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) Christian McCaffrey /
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The Carolina Panthers offense has looked good so far. Their 0-2 record leaves them wondering what they need to fix.

The Carolina Panthers came into this season with little expectations from the media. They lost their leaders on both offense and defense in Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly.

They wasted no time trying to fill holes on the offensive side signing Teddy Bridgewater and Robby Anderson to try and build the offense back up. The Carolina Panthers also traded star guard Trai Turner for star tackle Russell Okung to try and get some protection for their new quarterback to be successful.

Okung and the rest of the offensive line have performed well. But they allowed five sacks last week at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will need a better performance in Week 3.

Anderson has had over 100 yards in both of the games this season, which is a good sign that the wideout and Bridgewater are on the same page. Star running back Christian McCaffrey has had two touchdowns in both of their matchups this season. The Panthers will sadly be without their face of the franchise for the foreseeable future.

In the fourth quarter when McCaffrey scored his last touchdown, he injured his ankle. It has been listed as a high ankle sprain that saw the player go on the reserve/injured list and is expected to miss three to six weeks.

That leaves a lot of offense to make up. Bridgewater, D.J. Moore, Anderson, and now starting running back Mike Davis will need to step up. With no McCaffrey and no star to take the defensive focus off of the receivers, the Panthers offense will look different this week.

But what exactly should we expect to see from the talented offense in Carolina under Joe Brady?