4 instant takeaways from the Panthers Week 3 win at Chargers

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Here are some instant takeaways from the Carolina Panthers’ stunning 21-16 win at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3 of the 2020 season.

It was a much-improved performance by the Carolina Panthers that eventually ended with a 21-16 triumph at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3 of the 2020 season.

The game itself was one that the Carolina Panthers deserved to win. They controlled proceedings throughout the first half and managed to hold on in the clutch thanks in no small part to an outstanding play from long snapper JJ Jansen that gave the Chargers too much to do on their final possession.

New head coach Matt Rhule could not hide his delight after picking up his first NFL win. Things got a little nervy at the end and things might have been different had a lateral not been dropped by Austin Ekeler on the final play. But the Panthers will take anything in their current predicament.

The ten-game losing streak is now off their banks, and that is something we can all be thankful for. This will be a huge morale boost for a young roster that continues to improve steadily with each passing game and it was undoubtedly their best all-round display so far.

With so many difficult games upcoming for this group, it was vital they went to SoFi Stadium and got the victory. Each player who stepped on the field deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the way they dug it, remained resolute, and made things count when it mattered most.

Here are four instant takeaways from the Panthers’ first NFL success since November last year.