3 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 at the Saints

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Teddy Bridgewater will throw at least three touchdowns.

Look for a big bounce-back game from Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers offense. This has nothing to do with the fact that he and progressive young offensive mind Joe Brady are returning to New Orleans. This has everything to do with the fact that New Orleans is ranked in the bottom half of the league in pass defense and are allowing 30 points per game.

Bridgewater hasn’t thrown for more than two touchdowns in any game this year, but throwing three or more is absolutely in play against his former team as he looks to gain his fourth win of the 2020 season.

Last Sunday’s game showed that Carolina will be able to lean on wide receiver D.J. Moore if Robby Anderson is neutralized. If Curtis Samuel is healthy enough to play, it would add more firepower to an offense that desperately could have used it in their Week 6 defeat against the Chicago Bears.

If Samuel can’t go, other pass-catchers like Ian Thomas, Seth Roberts, and Chris Manhertz will have to step up and make plays. The Panthers may be forced to lean heavily on moving the ball through the air because the Saints defense is the NFL’s sixth-best against the run. No matter which way the offense leans, hopefully, it leads to touchdowns.