4 key Panthers matchups to watch at Packers in Week 15

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Donte Jackson vs. Davante Adams

Donte Jackson made a hugely encouraging return to the field for the Carolina Panthers in Week 14. The cornerback has dealt with a toe injury throughout the season and it appears a good period of rest before and during the bye has done him the world of good.

However, the challenge facing Jackson this weekend is a monumental one.

The NFL’s hottest wide receiver, Davante Adams.

There are few players in the league who are performing at the level Adams is currently displaying. He has propelled his game to a completely different stratosphere this season, which has also resulted in a return to form from star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Adams already has 91 receptions, 1,114 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns to his name in 2020. The former second-round pick has a rare ability to make big plays all over the field and Rodgers has complete confidence in his ability to collect the ball even when it appears that coverage is tight.

Jackson will have his work cut out. Of that, there is little doubt.

That being said, if the corner wants to improve his case to be Carolina’s No. 1 option at the position moving forward, then a solid outing against Adams would be a significant boost to his credentials.