4 weaknesses for the Panthers to exploit vs. NY Jets in Week 1

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What are some potential weaknesses for the Carolina Panthers to exploit we they take on the New York Jets in Week 1?

All the preparations are coming to end as the Carolina Panthers look to get their 2021 season off on the right foot against the New York Jets. Bank of America Stadium is sure to be rocking for the first competitive contest with a packed house since COVID-19 began, which is sure to give the players an added source of motivation in Week 1 and beyond.

Matt Rhule and his men know exactly what’s at stake this season. A slow start would undoubtedly see murmurings of discontent emerge from the team’s fanbase – the last thing anybody needs after another eventful offseason of bold moves in pursuit of their first winning record since 2017.

Realistically speaking, the Panthers couldn’t have asked for a better first game. The Jets underwent significant changes themselves in recent months, which saw Robert Saleh take over as head coach and quarterback Zach Wilson drafted No. 2 overall.

It’s going to take time, obviously. This is a pretty big rebuilding process that’s just got underway at MetLife Stadium, so there’s a chance Carolina can catch them could en route to a morale-boosting triumph in the process.

Carolina has to strike while the iron is hot in this one. Here are four areas they could potentially exploit as they go in search of an opening day victory.