4 things the Panthers need to improve following Week 6 loss

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What things do the Carolina Panthers need to improve on going forward following their Week 6 loss to the Bears at Bank of America Stadium?

The Carolina Panthers find themselves at something of a crossroads following their disappointing 23-16 loss to the Chicago Bears on home soil in Week 6. It was a game that they never really looked like emerging victorious from, even if the opportunity was definitely there.

This was another steep learning curve for a group that is still developing as a unit. Matt Rhule will know what more is needed to get his team where he wants them to be down the line. And the head coach has probably learned plenty about the current group at his disposal through six weeks of the 2020 season.

Having a 3-3 record at this stage of their rebuild is a positive sign, but that might not be the case for much longer.

Carolina will come up against two legitimate Super Bowl contenders in the New Orleans Saints and defending champion Kansas City Chiefs over the next three weeks, and the Atlanta Falcons promise to be a completely different proposition in Week 8 after firing beleaguered head coach Dan Quinn.

There is plenty of room for improvement from the Panthers’ perspective, which bears more significance once the film has been studied and the statistics analyzed from their loss against the Bears. This group has normally bounced back following disappointment this season and hopefully, this is a trend that can continue at the Saints.

Let’s take a look at four areas Carolina needs to work on following their most recent loss.