4 bold Carolina Panthers predictions following the bye week
By Dean Jones
Bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers after their bye week.
We are now officially at the business end of the 2020 season. The Carolina Panthers might not have a shot of achieving a playoff position after a stuttering campaign full of highs and lows, but that does not mean there isn’t plenty at stake over their remaining four games.
Head coach Matt Rhule knew the size of the task awaiting him when he took the job. Big changes have been made by the Carolina Panthers in a bid to get them back to prominence sooner rather than later. So expecting immediate success was a little unrealistic despite their three-game winning run earlier this season.
There is no denying the fact that things would be far better had the Panthers come through in close games. These moral victories will only get you so far in the NFL and although Rhule is getting a pass for this season’s final record, that won’t be the case next time around.
Here are four bold predictions for the Panthers heading into their last four games following the bye.
Bold Prediction No. 1
Christian McCaffrey will make 900 all-purpose yards
Christian McCaffrey is set to make a full return to health following the bye week, which will be music to the ears of Panthers fans everywhere. The All-Pro running back has appeared in just 3.5 games this season and he has been missed terribly in critical moments in recent weeks.
The former first-round pick is currently sitting on 374 all-purpose yards for his efforts this season. But providing McCaffrey is fit and raring to go, there is nothing to suggest he cannot boost these numbers significantly down the stretch.
McCaffrey is more than capable of reaching 900 yards from scrimmage during the remainder of the campaign. This would mean he would have to average 131.5 yards-per-game to accomplish it, which is not out of the realm of possibility.