4 positive Panthers storylines at the midseason point in 2020

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The positive storylines for the Carolina Panthers at the midway point.

It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Carolina Panthers during the 2020 season so far. Their disappointing loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football leaves them at 3-5 at the halfway point, which promises to get much worse given the stiff tests awaiting them leading into the Week 13 bye.

Head coach Matt Rhule wasn’t going into this situation blind. He knew the job awaiting him with the Carolina Panthers after big changes across the board this offseason that left the roster unrecognizable from the one that finished the 2019 campaign.

He seems to have the team believing again, and they have been competitive in the majority of games without quite getting over the line down the stretch. This was probably more than everyone expected going into the season. But it is important this young group continues to develop and progress ahead of some big upcoming decisions in 2021.

The NFL is a results business. Rhule and the Panthers might be getting a free hit in this regard during year one of their rebuild. But it won’t be much longer before owner David Tepper wants to see a return on his investment.

There has been some good and plenty of bad this season. Let’s take a look at four positive Panthers storylines at the midseason point.