Carolina Panthers: Week 7 awards in loss at the Saints

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The Carolina Panthers will lose games this year, but they’ll compete to the very end.

In the Carolina Panthers’ four losses, they have lost by an average of a touchdown. If you take out the game against the Buccaneers, currently the first seed in the NFC South, Matt Rhule’s men lose on average by 4.7 points.

After the previous season, where the Carolina Panthers lost by more than 16 points on average in its 11 defeats, they have progressed steadily even without a winning record.

Coming into the year, the Panthers were projected to win only five games. They are over halfway there seven games into the season, and even during losses, Carolina’s young roster continues to improve.

Losses are never something to be happy about, but this year’s evident improvements must be noted. The Panthers competed Sunday against a team that believes they are competing for a Super Bowl. Last season, in their last game of the year in New Orleans, Carolina lost by 32 points compared to the three they lost by in Week 7.

The next phase of improvement for Carolina is to win close games, but at least they are playing in competitive games this year. Here are some individual awards for the Panthers team following their fourth loss of the season.