4 shocking Panthers stats that need to improve in Week 2 vs. Saints

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What shocking stats from the Carolina Panthers need to improve as they look to pick up a divisional victory over the New Orleans Saints?

If their Week 1 game against the New York Jets was something of a cake-walk in the grand scheme of things, this weekend’s clash versus the New Orleans Saints is a much sterner test of the Carolina Panthers’ credentials.

Matt Rhule’s men are 3.5-point underdogs at home according to the latest odds from WynnBET despite the Saints missing some key personnel for the contest. Carolina has some problems to work out to emerge victorious from their first NFC South divisional matchup of the campaign, which should be a better measuring stick as to where this team currently is.

The Panthers had some nice moments in Week 1, even though the game should have been relatively out of sight before the Jets had a chance to get themselves back into contention.

Getting the win was all that mattered and hopefully, things can be brushed up in the coming days ahead of what promises to be a substantial challenge in Week 2 at Bank of America Stadium.

New Orleans is coming off an emphatic win over the Green Bay Packers. Something that put the entire NFL on notice after many thought the Saints would regress in the immediate aftermath of Drew Brees’ retirement following a Pro Football Hall of Fame-caliber career.

Without further ado, here are four shocking statistics that the Panthers must improve to stand a chance of starting their season 2-0.