4 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers at Bengals in Week 9

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Another multiple TD day for Carolina Panthers RB D’Onta Foreman

It looks like D’Onta Foreman will be tasked with a heavy burden this weekend once again. The Carolina Panthers won’t have Chuba Hubbard available due to injury for the second-straight contest, meaning the former Texas standout is the primary bell cow that will aim to set the tone throughout.

Foreman is the one player that’s benefitted most from the Panthers’ decision to trade Christian McCaffrey. He has two-straight games of more than 100 rushing yards and his nose for the end-zone saw the running back go in for three touchdowns at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8.

The Cincinnati Bengals are giving up 125.6 yards per game on the ground – ranked No. 21 across the league. Providing the offensive line continues carving out holes in the running game, it could be another profitable afternoon for Foreman in pursuit of becoming the team’s No. 1 option long-term.

Going on the road to such a talented team means that the Panthers must control the clock and take advantage of whatever red-zone chances come their way. Foreman is sure to play a huge part in this, with his physical approach known to wear down defenses if given enough touches.

Foreman is riding on the crest of a wave after catching the eye over the last fortnight. So another game of multiple scores is well within the player’s capabilities if Carolina doesn’t find themselves chasing a deficit early on.