4 worst moments of 2020 for the Carolina Panthers

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What were the worst moments of 2020 for the Carolina Panthers?

Nobody will forget 2020 in a hurry. The world has undergone some major turmoil that is going to take some time to recover from. But focusing on the Carolina Panthers, things look completely different to this time last year for a multitude of different reasons.

Firstly, this is a roster that has been revamped in no uncertain terms. The offseason period was an eventful one for everybody associated with the Carolina Panthers and the decisions made seem to have built a solid foundation to contend moving forward, even if their record from the current campaign doesn’t show it.

Second, their new head coach has made a big impression. Matt Rhule has coped well in difficult circumstances and it does appear as if the Panthers have the right man for the job providing the necessary steps are made ahead of next season.

This is going to come with a new general manager after owner David Tepper fired Marty Hurney last week. Who comes in is obviously going to have huge ramifications and it is something the Panthers must get right.

For now, let’s take a look at the worst moments of 2020 in Carolina.

Moment No. 1

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The Tampa Bay loss in Week 10

The Panthers actually started well in their Week 10 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ending the first quarter with a comfortable 14-3 cushion. However, things did not go according to plan after that during what was arguably Carolina’s worst loss of the 2020 season from a performance perspective.

Everything that could go wrong, did for the Panthers.

And Tampa Bay took full advantage.

Veteran quarterback Tom Brady shredded the secondary for 341 passing yards and three touchdowns, with running back Ronald Jones’ 98-yard rushing score contributing to the Panthers giving up 210 yards on the ground.

One good thing to come from this defeat? It was the wake-up call the defense needed to finish the season on a high note.