Panthers vs. Chargers: Prediction, best bets and what to expect

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What to expect, best bets, and a prediction for the Carolina Panthers as they look to kickstart their season at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3.

Another gameday for the Carolina Panthers is officially upon us as the team looks for its first win of the 2020 season.

Things will not be easy at the Los Angeles Chargers by any stretch of the imagination. Their overtime loss to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs certainly felt like a moral victory and it was a further indication of just what sort of challenge is awaiting the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.

New head coach Matt Rhule is already going into the game on the back foot after losing his first two contests. He is also going to be without star running back Christian McCaffrey for the next month or so that has only lessened his chances of getting an elusive first success at the next level.

The longer this winless run that now stretches to ten games dating back to last season goes on, the worst it is going to be for Carolina’s current rebuild. Little was expected of this current group, but if things continue on a downward curve it is going to make 2021 free agents think twice about choosing the Panthers as a potential destination.

Getting a win at the Chargers might seem unlikely judging on their contrasting performances last weekend. This is a real test of Carolina’s mettle especially with the low morale that comes with two straight losses and not having your best player suiting up. But it is as simple as coming together in the face of some extreme adversity.

We took a look at what to expect from the game, best bets, and gave a prediction on whether the Panthers can emerge from their longest road trip of the campaign with a priceless win.