4 things Matt Rhule must get right at the Saints in Week 7

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What are some of the things head coach Matt Rhule must get right if the Carolina Panthers want to win at the New Orleans Saints in Week 7?

It promises to be another intriguing affair when the Carolina Panthers travel to the New Orleans Saints in Week 7. The NFC South rivals have both been up and down this season, but it would be a huge surprise of Sean Payton’s men didn’t make some significant improvements following their bye week.

This will be another stern test for head coach Matt Rhule against one of the best in the business. The Carolina Panthers bet big that the former Baylor man can lead them back to prominence and he’s made a good start in difficult circumstances.

Some experts didn’t expect the Panthers to get three wins all season. This is how low expectations were surrounding the group before competitive action got underway. So Rhule deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the work he’s done with his young roster to date.

Things will need to continue in this manner with some tough games on the schedule, starting with Sunday’s trip to New Orleans. Carolina’s situation is still precarious and this will be another steep learning curve for Rhule against a Super Bowl-winning head coach who will know all about their specific offensive schemes that are similar to what Payton deploys with the Saints.

Here are four things that Rhule must get right to give the Panthers any chance of causing a significant upset in Week 7.