10 quick thoughts from Carolina Panthers loss vs. Cardinals in Week 4

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Carolina Panthers’ offense is a major weakness

The Carolina Panthers aren’t exactly setting the world alight on offense. So many individual errors just make it even more difficult for the team to generate anything like the momentum needed to become competitive.

Turnovers change games. Carolina had one in their favor early on when Frankie Luvu went in for a pick-six, but this was negated and then some by Baker Mayfield’s erratic distribution that resulted in two interceptions and a QBR of just 7.4 out of a possible 100.

Carolina Panthers no longer have to worry about punting

It must be comforting for the Panthers to know that punting is no longer a concern. All-Decade punter Johnny Hekker has started the season off on an extremely positive note, which he managed to extend in fine style versus the Arizona Cardinals.

There wasn’t much else for the Panthers to celebrate on Sunday afternoon. But there’s no doubt Hekker was one of the very few that can look back on his contribution with a sense of pride.

D.J. Moore looked a little better

There was a lot made throughout the week about how the Panthers are utilizing D.J. Moore. The wide receiver was also criticized by Joe Person of The Athletic for not getting open effectively, which was quashed by the stats and drew uproar from large sections of the team’s fanbase on social media.

Moore cut a frustrated figure at times, but this was his best game of the year statistically thanks to six receptions from 11 targets for 50 receiving yards. The former first-round pick also got one carry for 11 rushing yards, which was a slight step in the right direction if nothing else.