4 bold Panthers predictions for second half of the 2020 season

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Some bold Carolina Panthers predictions for the second half of the season.

It’s been a season full of intrigue for the Carolina Panthers so far. There wasn’t much in the way of hope regarding their fortunes following an unprecedented number of key personnel being moved on for the greater good. But for them to be sitting with a 3-5 record at this juncture is largely what was expected.

The Carolina Panthers are in a period of transition with a young, inexperienced roster who are learning as they go. This has undoubtedly come with some growing pains but head coach Matt Rhule can take great comfort from the fact they’ve been competitive in the majority of games without having a .500 record or greater to show for their efforts.

Coming through in the clutch is something that cannot be taught by the coaching staff. It’s all about repetition and the more Carolina finds themselves in this situation moving forward, the more familiar they’ll be with how to come out with better success.

Although there are some very clear problems that need to be fixed if the Panthers want to be serious postseason contenders, they do seem to possess plenty of dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball. This is a solid foundation from which to build a successful future if the decision-makers can add some more pieces in free agency and during the 2021 NFL Draft, it could bring around an NFC South title challenge next year.

For now, there is still plenty of football to be played this season. Here are some bold predictions as to what might happen from the Panthers’ perspective over the next eight games.