4 keys to victory for the Panthers at the Saints in Week 7

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Get D.J. Moore involved early and often

It is imperative that the Carolina Panthers get D.J. Moore involved early and often at the Saints. The wide receiver has shown flashes of what he is capable of this season and despite not being at his best, he still has the tenth-best receiving total in the NFL.

Maybe it is adjusting to the fact he has another true No. 1 wideout alongside him in Robby Anderson, who has been nothing short of a revelation since arriving in Carolina. Moore seems to be coming on each week in terms of chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater and this represents another big chance for the player to make a substantial difference against a suspect secondary in New Orleans.

If Curtis Samuel is fit and raring to go after missing last week, then it is only going to open things up further for Moore. The former first-round pick was expected to take a giant leap forward this time around after getting to the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2019 and although he looks on course to make four-figures yet again, there are still some inconsistencies that need to be removed from his game.

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Whether it is Marshon Lattimore or Janoris Jenkins going up against Moore, neither is playing particularly well and his polished route-running can cause them tremendous problems providing Bridgewater gets enough time to go through his progressions.