Carolina Panthers: Actives/inactives at the Chiefs in Week 9

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Jeremy Chinn
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Who’s in and who’s out for the Carolina Panthers at the Chiefs?

The Carolina Panthers are just moments away from taking the field for a pivotal Week 9 clash at the Kansas City Chiefs. This is hardly the sort of contest Matt Rhule would have wanted on a three-game losing run, with the Super Bowl champions looking primed for another deep postseason challenge if their exploits during the first half of the campaign are any indication.

This is going to be a monumental test for the Panthers. Kansas City boasts the best quarterback in the business in Patrick Mahomes and a number of other playmakers who can make a significant difference on any given down.

Carolina will have Christian McCaffrey back for this one. The All-Pro has impressed in practice and looks set for a big role after a six-week absence that has seen the roster secure a 3-3 record without their best offensive weapon.

Adding McCaffrey to an offense that has the likes of Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, Mike Davis, and Teddy Bridgewater could ensure they’re competitive at Arrowhead Stadium. But it’s not hard to figure out when the reigning champions are so heavily favored.

One player who won’t be on the field is veteran left tackle Russell Okung, who didn’t travel with the team as he continues to recover slowly from a calf injury. The Super Bowl winner’s health was a concern coming into the campaign and he has featured in just five out of nine games this season.

Who else is missing out for the Panthers?

Carolina Panthers: Inactives at Chiefs

  • QB PJ Walker
  • WR Marken Michel
  • S Jeremy Chinn
  • S Sean Chandler
  • OL Michael Schofield
  • LT Russell Okung
  • DT Bruce Hector

This promises to be a bumpy ride for everyone associated with the Panthers during was is unquestionably their toughest test of the 2020 season. Expect the worst, but hope for the best is probably the best way to go.