4 critical observations from the Panthers loss at LA Rams in Week 6
By Luke Gray
What were the crucial observations from the Carolina Panthers’ lackluster loss against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6 at SoFi Stadium?
It was always going to be a tough ask for interim head coach Steve Wilks. He inherited a Carolina Panthers team devoid of any offensive confidence and that showed on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams.
The Panthers had a meager 203 yards of total offense throughout. Carolina’s only touchdown was once again a defensive one as Donte Jackson returned a Matthew Stafford interception for six.
Al Holcomb’s defense held its own for the most part. But the game followed a familiar pattern despite Matt Rhule’s firing following the team’s Week 5 loss against the San Francisco 49ers.
The offense failed to sustain drives consistently, forcing the defense onto the field regularly. Couple this with more injuries to some influential figures, it left the group exposed to Stafford and overwhelmed in the second half.
Carolina ended the contest playing its fifth-string quarterback and fell to 1-5. After a shootout between Hendon Hooker and Bryce Young on Saturday in the college ranks, Panthers fans are calling for the team to start tanking ahead of what is looking to be a long final 11 games.
Without further ado, let’s get into four critical observations from a miserable Panthers reverse at SoFi Stadium.