Predicting the Carolina Panthers next five games after 2-6 start in 2022

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Carolina Panthers at Ravens

Traveling to the Baltimore Ravens is probably the last thing needed with the Carolina Panthers’ well-deserved bye week looming. However, Steve Wilks and his players must go with the hand they’ve been dealt and find enough to give the playoff hopefuls a run for their money.

The Ravens are dealing with some injury complications to key offensive weapons right now. But they still have a leading NFL MVP candidate in Lamar Jackson and a running game that seems to get the job done no matter who is carrying the football.

Jackson is earning himself more money than ever after betting on himself this offseason. Baltimore would be wise to pay the signal-caller whatever he wants, with game-changing individuals of this caliber extremely hard to find based on the largely substandard performances from quarterbacks overall across the league this season.

Nobody has to tell the Panthers about that topic. But in P.J. Walker, they have a risk-taker that can get the ball moving downfield quickly after becoming an afterthought to the team’s starter in a few short months.

Prediction: Loss (3-8)

Carolina is likely to be a heavy underdog for this one, and with good reason. At least on the face of things, the Ravens have far too much depth to project anything other than defeat.