Predicting the Carolina Panthers’ final five games of 2020

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule
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Predicting the final five games of the Carolina Panthers’ 2020 season.

There might be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Carolina Panthers. They displayed a significant amount of resolve to put a five-game losing streak behind them in convincing fashion against the Detroit Lions, which shifts momentum back in a positive direction as we head into the business end of the campaign.

Head coach Matt Rhule has impressed and has left little doubt he was the right hire. Getting more in the way of talent for the former Baylor man to work with will be key for the Carolina Panthers during the offseason. But their current pieces appear to be a solid foundation from which to build a successful future.

The Panthers will shortly be heading into their well-deserved Week 13 bye, which is coming at a good time for a roster that was without some key personnel during their fourth win of the season. This might just enable them to end Rhule’s first campaign at the helm on a high note and give Carolina’s long-suffering fanbase reasons to be cheerful regarding their long-term prospects.

We took a look at Carolina’s remaining five games and predicted how each one will go.

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Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings – Week 12

  • Prediction: Loss

This looked like a difficult proposition for the Panthers prior to Week 11. But the Minnesota Vikings are coming off a disastrous loss at home to the Dallas Cowboys that put a substantial dent in their playoff hopes.

There are some areas of Minnesota’s defense that could be exploited by the Panthers. However, going on the road and sopping star running back Dalvin Cook is easier said than done.

Dallas proved it is possible. However, they’ll also need their cornerbacks to step up against some formidable weapons on offense that includes stud rookie Justin Jefferson.