Final Carolina Panthers game by game predictions for 2021 season

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold
(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold /
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(David Wallace – USA TODAY Sports via The Arizona Republic) J.J. Watt /

Prediction. 17. 87. 31. 32

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals – Week 10

The Arizona Cardinals had one of the biggest offseasons that seemingly no one is talking about. They went out and added A.J. Green and J.J. Watt to what was already a star-studded roster, which could be enough to get them over the hump if both stay healthy.

This Cardinals team has a tough road ahead of them in the most competitive division in football. Winning games against teams like the Carolina Panthers are monumental if they want to keep pace in the NFC West.

For Carolina, this isn’t a good matchup.

The size and quickness of the Arizona defensive line, coupled with Carolina’s struggles to neutralize a running quarterback tilt this game in the home team’s favor.

While the coaching could go either way in this one, Arizona has the better quarterback, pass rush, offensive line, receivers, and safeties.

They have enough advantages combined with playing in familiar surroundings to suggest this game isn’t going to go the way the Panthers hope.

Kyler Murray is going to have a big day and Sam Darnold will struggle, turning the football over trying to keep up with the Cardinals’ high-powered offense in his worst performance of the campaign.

Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 31 Carolina Panthers 17 (6-4)