10 key takeaways from Panthers loss at the Packers in Week 15

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Key takeaways from the Carolina Panthers’ loss at the Packers.

It was a mammoth ask for the Carolina Panthers on Saturday Night Football and one in which they unsurprisingly fell short. Their loss at the Green Bay Packers puts them at 4-10 on the season and staring a high-end 2021 NFL Draft pick in the face, which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world at this stage of their rebuild.

The two teams are clearly at different ends of the spectrum, and it showed throughout the game. The Carolina Panthers found life difficult coping with a formidable Green Bay offense and they weren’t able to get off to the sort of start that has served them well against some legitimate Super Bowl contenders this season.

This one might have gone the other way had it not been for some critical individual errors in key moments that cost Carolina yet again. One team can only have so many learning experiences before more is expected. And that time is fast approaching for the Panthers.

Here are 10 key takeaways from Carolina’s latest loss.

Takeaway No. 1

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D.J. Moore is back

It was nice to see D.J. Moore back in the lineup.

And the Panthers have missed him a tremendous amount.

The wide receiver wasted no time making his presence felt and connected on a fine deep throw from Teddy Bridgewater early in the game. Moore was a constant thorn in the Green Bay defense to further enhance his status as one of the NFL’s best young playmakers on the outside.  But it didn’t come with a positive result.