Carolina Panthers pre-draft 2021 record and division projections

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Sam Darnold
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Carolina Panthers will win against the Giants

The New York Giants contest is arguably the most boring game on the Carolina Panthers’ schedule. The only interesting story is the two young dynamic running backs.

Daniel Jones is a fringe quarterback not quite a franchise guy, yet is still considered to be too talented to be a backup or a placeholder. The problem for the former first-round pick has been his turnovers leading to inconsistent play because he is pressing not to make a mistake.

It is for that reason the Panthers will beat the Giants on the road.

They have the better coach, quarterback, and I believe Sam Darnold capable of making a winning play more so than Jones. Winning this game is key considering it is one of the easier ones on the road schedule.

Carolina Panthers will lose to the Bills

Josh Allen is one of the top-10 quarterbacks in the league right now. Arguably he is in the top five when you consider his arm talent and ability to move outside the pocket to make plays. The Buffalo Bills have the better roster and a superior coach, at least for now.

Adding in the fact the Panthers are going into Buffalo and this is the only game of the season I see Carolina potentially getting blown out.

They don’t have the talent level of the Bills and there are very few teams who will be capable of beating them on the road this season.

Buffalo is entering the season as the second favorite to come out of the AFC behind the Chiefs and seems to be the only obvious threat to what Kansas City is attempting to build.

Defensively they are nasty in the trenches and play disciplined in the secondary. This is the game I expect Darnold to struggle in and try to do too much.