Panthers at Packers: Prediction, best bets, what to expect

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Carolina Panthers at Packers: Prediction

Strap yourselves in, this could be a bumpy ride.

The Carolina Panthers couldn’t have picked a worse game to come into on the back of their disappointing home loss to the Denver Broncos. Couple this with a shorter time to prepare and growing uncertainty surrounding certain players or positional groups and it is not hard to see why their backs are firmly against the wall.

Confidence will be relatively low despite a distinct lack of expectations.

But if the Panthers get off to a poor start, it won’t take long for the doubts to surface.

The Packers simply have too much firepower to be stopped completely. And there are certain role players on offense that can make their presence felt thanks to exceptional distribution coming their way from Aaron Rodgers.

Their defense can also get after it with a lead to protect, so this is a precarious situation for Carolina that can be aided by solid game management and moving the chains efficiently.

Something we haven’t seen much of over the last two games.

Prediction: Carolina Panthers 17 Packers 30

It would be a monumental achievement if the Panthers could come away from this one with a victory. A collective turnaround is needed to even get close to accomplishing this. But whether this group is capable of such a feat remains to be seen.