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

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Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

The season finale comes at the New Orleans Saints, which is another hunting ground that hasn’t been the most profitable in recent years. Sean Payton may not be around, but the continuity should remain with Dennis Allen as head coach and many top stars sticking around after restructuring their respective deals.

Nobody wants to come out on the wrong end of divisional matchups. The Carolina Panthers split the series with New Orleans in 2022 and they might be forced to settle for something similar this time around.

Week 18 Prediction: Loss (6-11)

Carolina Panthers 2022 season prediction verdict

  • Final record – 6-11

This is probably not the progression team owner David Tepper had in mind when he gave Matt Rhule another season as head coach. But whether it’s enough for the billionaire to finally pull the trigger and go in a different direction is another matter.

It would also give Carolina a conundrum during the offseason. A six-win campaign is likely to put them in a good position to select a signal-caller from a much deeper draft class in 2023, which will depend on just how much promise Matt Corral displays during practice and if he eventually gets onto the field.

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If Rhule was hanging by a thread before the 2022 campaign, this sort of record would likely spell the end. Something that a large majority of fans feel should have been done a lot sooner.