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

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Carolina Panthers should exploit outside CBs

This is one of the biggest mismatches on the field, at least on paper. The New York Jets are going to have their hands full trying to stop D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson with the options available, which could mean the star duo get their 2021 campaign off to a profitable start.

Bryce Hall is a player with promise but lacks experience. Javelin Guidry and Michael Carter should also assume some responsibility providing the latter is declared fit enough to participate.

Even if all three players combine to their top-level of performance, it won’t be enough if Moore and Anderson hit the ground running. Especially considering the former Temple star is after revenge against a team that vastly underused his talent over his four years at MetLife Stadium.

Again, this all comes down to Sam Darnold and the protection in front of him. Providing there is enough time for the signal-caller to go through his reads, then he should find Anderson or Moore open plenty.

The Jets do have a pair of talented safeties who’ll be constantly on the lookout. So it’ll be up to the offensive coordinator Joe Brady to come up with the right sort of play calls that label them a non-factor.

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Christian McCaffrey’s presence in the backfield means the Jets are going to stack the box on almost every down. This only enhances Moore and Anderson’s potential of leaving a mark on the outside.