Final Carolina Panthers game by game predictions for 2021 season

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Carolina Panthers vs. Buffalo Bills – Week 15

The Carolina Panthers get a much-needed bye week before playing the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills

Late season bye weeks are ideal for young teams competing for a playoff spot, which is exactly what Carolina will be. Having an extended period of time away from competitive action should be a big advantage and give the Panthers a chance to get healthier and scheme for two very tough opponents.

Taking on the Bills and Josh Allen on a neutral field is a challenge at best. Going to Buffalo in the final weeks of the season is a bit of a death sentence for a Carolina team who in complete honesty doesn’t stand a chance in this game.

From top to bottom the Bills have a better roster and depth, combined with a huge home-field advantage.

Going into Buffalo in the dead of winter and coming out with a win is only going to happen if you’re the Kansas City Chiefs or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Otherwise, this team won’t lose at home during the latter half of the campaign.

Carolina is going to keep pace early before losing this one big in the second half.

Week 14 Prediction: Carolina Panthers 24 Atlanta Falcons 21 (8-5)

Week 15 Prediction: Buffalo Bills 34 Carolina Panthers-17 (8-6)