5 Vikings players the Carolina Panthers must keep quiet in Week 6

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Danielle Hunter – DE

It’s hard to envision it happening with how bad the Carolina Panthers offensive line has been. But they must keep Danielle Hunter in check in some capacity if they want to get another win in the column.

The two-time Pro Bowler is having an amazing start to season with six sacks and nine quarterback hits, which ranks fourth in the league.

This all comes after missing last season with a neck injury. Something that left man questioning whether Hunter would return to the player of old in 2021.

Consider those doubts quashed already.

Hunter will be going up against a Carolina offensive line that is in shambles right now but what better way for them to get going by stopping him?

It’s not an ideal matchup, but if the Panthers can at least prevent Hunter from getting a sack, they can make Sam Darnold‘s life a lot easier on Sunday.

All eyes will be on the offensive line against Hunter this week. However, they also have to contend with players such as Everson Griffen, Sheldon Richardson, and Dalvin Tomlinson across Minnesota’s front.