4 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers at LA Rams in Week 6

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Bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers as they look to begin a new era under Steve Wilks with victory at the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. 

Visiting the Los Angeles Rams is a difficult proposition at the best of times. But after another week full of drama, getting back down to football matters is something the Carolina Panthers should embrace.

Carolina’s decision to fire Matt Rhule immediately following their home loss in Week 5 was expected and welcomed in equal measure. The Panthers were going nowhere fast under the former Baylor man, who now gets a head start on potential coaching opportunities at the college level where his methods are best suited.

Sean McVay is also a man under pressure despite bringing a Super Bowl championship to Los Angeles in 2021. His team is underachieving in a big way through five weeks, so the offensive guru can ill afford another failed outing against a club they are expected to beat convincingly.

It promises to be a fascinating afternoon in the California sunshine. Here are four bold predictions for the Panthers during their first game under Steve Wilks in Week 6.

Bold Prediction No. 1

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P.J. Walker doesn’t concede a turnover

The Carolina Panthers are down to their fourth-string quarterback after Baker Mayfield suffered an injury in Week 5 and is doubtful for the clash. P.J. Walker, who many expected to be cut following Matt Corral’s arrival, will start once again and appears focused to make the most out of what could potentially be his final opportunity to shine.

Walker is a live arm and dual-threat ability. However, there are some decision-making issues that cannot surface at SoFi Stadium against a defense loaded with exceptional playmakers.

The Temple product protected the football late versus the San Francisco 49ers and was efficient in his distribution. Something Walker and the Panthers hope to continue in the face of another stern challenge.