4 ways Sam Darnold can exorcise the ghosts of MetLife Stadium

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How can Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold exorcise the ghosts of MetLife Stadium when he takes on the New York Giants in Week 7?

Sam Darnold returns to the scene of the crime this weekend as the Carolina Panthers take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. A place that doesn’t hold the fondest memories for the quarterback from a torrid three years to start his professional career.

Darnold got another chance to prove it was the New York Jets‘ mismanagement rather than his talent that caused his demise. However, judging by what we’ve seen over the last two weeks, he’s simply not reaching the level expected after a promising start.

This might be who Darnold is. A player who needs a lot of help to succeed rather than putting a team on his back and making things happen.

However, that’s only going to get the Panthers so far and Sunday’s contest in familiar surroundings is already a make-or-break one for Darnold and his long-term aspirations under center.

Any further complications could see things past the point of no return.

The stakes could not be any higher for Darnold and the Panthers this weekend. New York is going through some major turmoil with injuries and dismal performances, so this is an incredibly good time to be playing them despite Carolina’s current form.

Without further ado, here are four ways that Darnold can exorcise his ghosts at MetLife Stadium in Week 7.