Here are some bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers as they look to halt their three-game losing streak at the New York Giants.
It’s now or never for the Carolina Panthers if they want to salvage any sort of hopes of reaching the postseason in 2021. Matt Rhule and his players travel to the New York Giants on the back of a concerning three-game losing run, which has cast some significant doubt on the team and their aspirations following a strong start against less than stellar opposition.
If the Panthers have been found out over this poor stretch, then it at least keeps everybody’s feet on the ground. The team’s fanbase got carried away after being starved of success for years, so this humbling experience has to be harnessed in a positive fashion to give Carolina something to build on moving forward.
The Giants are currently at 1-5 and set to be without some key personnel on offense for this one. They are down to the bare bones and if the Panthers cannot pick up a victory to get themselves to 4-3, it would be nothing short of catastrophic.
Without further ado, here are five bold predictions for the Panthers at the Giants in Week 7.
Bold Prediction No. 1
Carolina Panthers RB Chuba Hubbard rushes for 150 yards
Chuba Hubbard has done a nice job in Christian McCaffrey’s absence, although replicating what the All-Pro brings to the table is a difficult proposition for almost any player at the running back position.
Matt Rhule wants the Panthers to adopt a run-first mentality moving forward, which could see more responsibility on Hubbard’s shoulders despite Carolina signing both Ameer Abdullah and Reggie Bonnafon this week.
The fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma State already has a 100-yard rushing game through the first six weeks and if the Panthers do end up giving him plenty of carries, gaining 150 yards is not out of the realm of possibility.
This is a tall task for a player with so little experience. But from a talent standpoint, Hubbard has already shown he could be a lead back in the future.