Panthers vs. Broncos: Prediction, best bets and what to expect

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Carolina Panthers vs. Broncos: What to expect

The records don’t lie.

And the Carolina Panthers and Broncos are both 4-8 for a reason.

Both teams have shown glimpses of promise this season without ever doing enough to get themselves into legitimate postseason contention. They do have the talent to be a lot better. But for whatever reason, it’s just not happened for either organization in 2020.

This might be a cagey affair from the outset and the Panthers need to find a rhythm in the event of several starters missing the game if they cannot get off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time.

However, Denver will know all about their problems and will look to take full advantage.

Carolina will just have to get on with it.

This isn’t the first time Matt Rhule has faced adversity during his transition from college to the pros. Although this time it is self-inflicted, the former Baylor man will just have to work with tools he has at his disposal.

None of the Panthers’ starting offensive linemen were at the gathering. This is at least some comfort coming up against a formidable front seven of the Broncos.

It is probably going to be a game of fine margins once again. If Carolina can keep Teddy Bridgewater upright for long enough, it might come with some nice improvements from the signal-caller after the bye week.