Extremely early Carolina Panthers game-by-game 2022 record prediction

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How could the Carolina Panthers fare during the 2022 season now that their official schedule has finally been released?

The Carolina Panthers now know the structure of their 2022 season slate after the NFL officially published the schedule for each NFL team on Thursday. An exciting time for fans as preparations gather pace for trips and which contests they’ll attend, but it remains a precarious situation for the organization despite some eye-catching arrivals during free agency and the draft.

It’s a true make-or-break campaign for the Panthers next time around. One that will likely determine what sort of future head coach Matt Rhule has with the franchise moving forward.

The former Baylor man has found life difficult so far, accumulating 10 wins from his first two seasons. Many thought team owner David Tepper would pull the plug on his expensive experiment after Carolina lost 12 of its final 14 games, but the billionaire is clearly still confident he found the right man to lead the Panthers back to prominence.

Rhule’s college program building made substantial strides in Year 3. Something that the Panthers hope will come true at the next level.

Any further complications or underachievement will not sit well with the team’s loyal fanbase, who are growing tired of failure while others around them flourish.

The stakes are immensely high for Carolina when competitive action begins again. We took a look at how they might fare in an extremely early game-by-game record prediction.