4 takeaways from the Panthers’ win at the Falcons in Week 5

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What were some of the big takeaways from the Carolina Panthers’ win at the Atlanta Falcons in their Week 5 matchup?

The Carolina Panthers broke their recent curse at the Atlanta Falcons with their third successive victory of the 2020 season. They made hard work of it in the second half after getting out to a commanding lead once again. But Matt Rhule’s men showed tremendous resolve down the stretch to get themselves to a winning record for the first time.

This is a monumental achievement for the Panthers. There were some who had them ranked as the NFL’s worst team before competitive action got underway. However, this new-look group continues to surprise those around the league and their prospects going forward look incredibly bright.

Rhule and his coaching staff deserve all the credit in the world for the way they’ve got this team playing. They are fearless on both sides of the ball and with a little more refinement in key areas, the Panthers might be in postseason contention when it’s all said and done.

When Teddy Bridgewater said the Panthers were a “tough-ass football team”, he wasn’t lying.

There is nothing to fear against the Chicago Bears next weekend from the Panthers’ perspective. And if they can get themselves a fourth straight win, it is going to send unlikely expectations into the stratosphere.

We took a look at four big takeaways from Carolina’s latest impressive triumph on the road at the Falcons.