3 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers in Week 4

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The Carolina Panthers are looking for a second win as they host the Arizona Cardinals for their first home game in front of fans in the 2020 season.

After a solid win in Week 3, the Carolina Panthers face their second west coast opponent in as many weeks as they take on the Arizona Cardinals.

The Carolina Panthers will have the advantage of playing in front of about 5,000 fans at Bank of America stadium. This will be an important game against a beatable opponent for head coach Matt Rhule to get fans still uncertain about the new regime to buy-in.

The Panthers beat the Cardinals 38-20 at Arizona in Week 3 last season, but that was a completely different team. It was also three weeks into Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray’s rookie campaign and although he threw for 173 yards and two interceptions against Carolina, the 2019 No. 1 overall pick would go on to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie Of The Year award.

This season, Murray has another year with head coach Kliff Kingsbury and the “air raid” offense and he’s got an elite new weapon in wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, although he’s questionable to play this Sunday. On the other hand, the Panthers are still developing an identity in the first year under a new coaching staff.

Carolina will be looking to improve on their red zone offense after the Panthers failed to score a touchdown on three of their first four trips last Sunday. If they continue to struggle, they will look to kicker Joey Slye to continue to kick successful field goals.

He’s been automatic so far this season and hasn’t missed a field goal yet. Let’s get hyped for the game with three big and bold predictions for your enjoyment in Week 4.