5 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers at Texans in Week 3

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Carolina Panthers leave Houston undefeated in convincing style

This coaching staff has not gloated on the team’s hot start to the season. Both Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady have been quoted saying “1-0” after each success. Not looking at their record as a whole, but taking things one game at a time.

Thursday night games tend to be a little on the sloppier end. I don’t know if it is the short turnaround or the fact that the contests are on a national stage, but the first parts are generally a feeling-out process.

The Carolina Panthers have the noticeable edge coming into this game and I keep coming back to the fact that the Houston Texans will be starting a rookie quarterback on short recovery time because it is a big deal.

The way they made Zach Wilson uncomfortable was due to the many different looks this defense can show. Jameis Winston looked out of sorts as well after throwing for five touchdowns just one week prior.

The offense will need to figure out their second-half woes. They have still yet to score a single point in the third quarter of the 2021 season. But, this offense is potent as well.

They have 381 and 383 total yards of offense in the first two weeks of the season, so there is plenty of fireworks on that side of the ball.

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Carolina is riding high after a huge division win, so I see the Panthers stacking onto that success and coming away Thursday night with a 35-9 victory.