4 bold Carolina Panthers predictions following the bye week
By Dean Jones
The Carolina Panthers will win three games
This might be a little unrealistic given how inconsistent the Carolina Panthers have been this season. However, when one looks a little deeper into the possibility, it might just come to fruition.
First up is a home game against the Denver Broncos in Week 14. This represents a great opportunity to right some wrongs from their capitulation in Minnesota and the roster should be fresh coming off their bye.
The chances of Carolina coming away from their trip to Lambeau Field with a notable success appears less likely. Green Bay is still fighting for the No. 1 seed in the NFC and is sure to give the Panthers all they can handle in a bitterly cold climate they arent used to.
Week 16 has plenty of personal pride on the line during their reunion with former head coach Ron Rivera. Washington might still be in playoff contention in a dismal NFC East by the time they lock horns with the Panthers. But they should have nothing to fear.
Last on the schedule is a home encounter against the New Orleans Saints, who might have the chance to rest some starters providing they lock-up a playoff bye in time. If Sean Payton opts to do this, Carolina will have a leading chance of ending their campaign on a high note.
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Three wins will be the high ceiling to aim for and it is highly achievable providing the necessary adjustments are made at the bye week.