10 quick thoughts from Carolina Panthers loss at LA Rams in Week 6

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Christian McCaffrey
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Carolina Panthers had no faith in P.J. Walker

With Baker Mayfield inactive as expected, the onus fell on P.J. Walker to provide better production under center. However, it was clear from very early on that the Carolina Panthers had no faith whatsoever in the former Temple star.

Walker was given no opportunities to get the football downfield in the first half. When he was allowed to air it out in the second half, it was largely ineffective en route to 60 passing yards before leaving the contest with a head injury.

It looked like Sam Darnold could be ready soon based on his pre-game workout. So let’s see what happens this week.

Robbie Anderson’s days could be numbered

Another reportedly being shopped by the Panthers, Robbie Anderson didn’t cover himself in glory at the Rams. The offense wasn’t taking many risks downfield as previously mentioned, but the wide receiver’s frustrations got the better of him during a sideline altercation with wideouts coach Joe Dailey.

Anderson spent the third quarter in a hat riding the stationary bike. He was also spotted away from his teammates and was eventually dismissed from the field by Steve Wilks in the second half, which is the clearest sign yet that his time with the organization is coming to an end.

Carolina Panthers couldn’t contain Cooper Kupp

If Christian McCaffrey was the obvious focal point for the Panthers, then the same can be said of Cooper Kupp. The electrifying wide receiver came up with huge plays time and time again as the contest wore on, which is something Carolina couldn’t contain effectively.

Kupp finished with 93 total yards on the day. But the Panthers won’t be the last who suffer at the Triple Crown winner’s hands based on this performance.