3 bitter disappointments from Panthers defeat at the Rams in Week 6

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Carolina Panthers offense was abysmal

The Carolina Panthers’ offensive woes continued in Week 6 at the Los Angeles Rams. If anything, it was worse than ever.

Just 203 total yards is unacceptable in an offensive-focused league. The lack of innovation or change in philosophy from the Carolina Panthers has caused this side of the football to go completely dormant.

Carolina’s only reliable production in the offense goes through Christian McCaffrey in the run game. Something that was evident on the first drive when the Stanford product got eight touches and made things happen.

After that, it was pathetic.

McCaffrey accounted for 158 of 203 yards, which tells its own story. If the Panthers end up trading the All-Pro, it’s hard to gauge just how bad things could get.

Carolina’s passing game was non-existent with P.J Walker, who didn;t get chances to air the football out en route to 60 passing yards. Jacob Eason managed 59 yards, but most of those came on a short pass completion to McCaffrey taken for a big gain.

It’s hard to think that when Sam Darnold comes back that the offense will improve, but that’s the reality. The Panthers rank No. 32 in yards per game on 260 and with just 103 points scored in 2022, this is absolutely terrible.

Much of the blame is on the hands of Ben McAdoo, who was supposed to be a “rockstar offensive coordinator” but is clearly out of his depth.