Red zone efficiency
Another area where the Carolina Panthers could use some improvement is their efficiency in the red zone. They are moving the ball extremely well on offense and if they can convert some of their field goals into touchdowns then it is going to make them a real force to be reckoned with.
This is something that might improve over time. But we are now heading into Week 6 against a Chicago Bears defense that has enough quality to ensure they will be no margin for error.
It hasn’t hampered the Panthers much, which is down in no small part to the reliable kicking of Joey Slye, who has missed just once in 2020. That being said, if Carolina wants to make the unlikeliest of playoff appearances, then they need to be more clinical once Teddy Bridgewater and his dynamic weapons get inside the 20.
Some of the responsibilities will also fall on offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who has been a revelation during Carolina’s three-game winning streak but needs to put Bridgewater in a better position with less field to work with.
There is a lot to like about the Panthers offense both in the short and long-term. If they can clean up their efficiency in the red zone, then the sky is the limit.