4 final thoughts ahead of Carolina Panthers vs. NY Jets in Week 1

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It won’t be long before we see what the Carolina Panthers are truly made of as they get set to take on the New York Jets in Week 1.

The Carolina Panthers look to get their 2021 season off to a winning start this afternoon when they take on the New York Jets at Bank of America Stadium. This is the first competitive action since their Week 17 loss to the New Orleans Saints – a game that prompted some pretty substantial changes to key positional groups to hopefully bring more success this time around.

There were some huge calls to make. Sam Darnold at quarterback being the biggest and relying on a suspect offensive line that only has one truly dependable asset in Taylor Moton.

These were big gambles by the Panthers.

And it won’t take long to figure out if they were wise.

Carolina is favored by 4.0 points to get the job done, according to the latest odds from WynnBET. If things don’t transpire as expected, it could be another rough season in the offing for the team’s long-suffering fanbase.

With this in mind, here are four final thoughts ahead of what promises to be a fascinating Week 1 clash.

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Final Thought No. 1

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Fans must have a positive impact on the Carolina Panthers

There will be a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium in Week 1. Something that was sorely missed last season as COVID-19 restrictions meant empty or sparse support throughout the campaign.

Although there will be a large contingent of Jets fans in attendance, Carolina’s loyal fanbase must stand up and be counted to give their team enough adrenaline and motivation to lead them to an opening day triumph.

Things could go either way for the Panthers in all honesty. So whatever difference the fans can generate in terms of atmosphere is going to have a big impact on proceedings.