3 winners and 3 losers from Panthers loss vs. the Eagles in Week 5
Carolina Panthers OL. Who else?
It’s honestly starting to become a joke of how bad the Carolina Panthers offensive line is.
The worst part is that there’s honestly not that much that can be done to try and improve it right now.
With left Cameron Erving out with an injury, Taylor Moton moved from the right to left tackle side and rookie Brady Christensen started at left tackle.
None of it improved the protection – especially against the pass.
Even though they helped Chuba Hubbard rush for more than 100 yards, Carolina’s line allowed three sacks and eight quarterback hits on Sam Darnold. They also gave up six tackles for loss and had five penalties.
Head coach Matt Rhule once again called them out postgame.
"“Certainly, the tale of this week and last week is our inability to protect the quarterback. I thought we ran the ball well. I don’t know what Chuba (Hubbard) finished rushing-wise. And they also got us with the penalties. We had the ball there just needing a field goal, having to go about 15 or 20 yards, and we get a holding call. It’s just where we’re struggling right now.”"
Changing tackles didn’t make a difference and the interior line is still a mess with John Miller and Dennis Daley. But it’s not as if the Panthers have a vast array of options available in pursuit of improving matters.