5 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers at NY Giants in Week 2

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Here are some bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers as they go in search of a much-needed victory at the New York Giants in Week 2.

It’s time for the Carolina Panthers to put up or shut up. Sunday’s game at the New York Giants represents a pivotal moment early in the 2022 season, with murmurings of discontent already emerging following a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Browns to begin their campaign.

Matt Rhule is a man under pressure and the Panthers have much work ahead of them in pursuit of ending a frustrating run of results that’s seen them win just two of their last 15 games dating back to last season.

The Giants pose a considerable threat – although they will be missing a few established roster members due to injury. Taking them lightly is not an option for Carolina, who were embarrassed 25-3 at MetLife Stadium in 2021, arguably Rhule’s worst reverse since taking over from Ron Rovers.

It’ll be interesting to see how Carolina bounces back. Here are five bold predictions for the Panthers in Week 2.

Bold Prediction No. 1

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Carolina Panthers OL won’t give up a sack

It was a troubling afternoon in Week 1 for the Carolina Panthers’ offensive line. Something that many anticipated going up against stud edge rusher Myles Garrett and former No. 1 overall selection Jadeveon Clowney.

Things should be easier at the New York Giants. Brian Daboll’s men look set to be without first-rounder Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari for the clash, which improves the Panthers’ chances of providing Baker Mayfield with enough protection to go through his reads.

Even though Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams can cause havoc, Carolina not giving up a sack in this one is a bold but attainable prediction. Especially if offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo comes up with a more balanced approach.