4 key stats that could regress for the Carolina Panthers in 2022

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Frankie Luvu
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What key statistics could end up taking a step back for the Carolina Panthers during a pivotal 2022 season for the franchise?

The Carolina Panthers are winding down their voluntary workout program before the eagerly anticipated mandatory minicamp. This is the final stage before the team heads down to Spartanburg for a hot and heavy training camp that will go a long way to determining their fortunes in 2022.

Carolina seems to be in good spirits from top to bottom this offseason. Something that’s come from head coach Matt Rhule taking a more personal approach with his players and non-football-related activities that have been implemented to build cohesion within the locker room.

Whether this will translate to wins on the field is up for debate. But after what’s transpired over the last two seasons, it won’t hurt that’s for sure.

Without further ado, we picked out four key statistics that could regress for the Panthers in 2022.

Key Stat No. 1

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Carolina Panthers field goals made per game

  • 1.5 in 2021 (T-17th in NFL)

Zane Gonzalez was absolutely flawless for the Carolina Panthers in 2021 before an injury ended his season early. The organization rightfully extended the kicker this offseason, which has the potential to solve an ongoing complication if further strides are made in the coming months.

The Panthers made an average of 1.5 field goals per game last season. This was thanks to Gonzalez’s supreme consistency and the offense failing to convert red zone opportunities into touchdowns.

Hopefully, for the player and the Panthers, Gonzalez can maintain this form. But if Ben McAdoo improves the offensive efficiency, then this tally should decrease slightly next season.