Panthers game-by-game predictions for second half of 2022 season
By Dean Jones
How will the Carolina Panthers fare over the second half of the 2022 season, which has been a rollercoaster campaign so far?
The Carolina Panthers are about to embark on the second half of their 2022 campaign. It’s been another turbulent season for the organization so far, with more complications at the quarterback position, head coach Matt Rhule’s firing, and trading two established stars – Christian McCaffrey and Robbie Anderson – before the deadline.
More importantly, the Panthers are sitting at 2-7 and going nowhere for the fourth-straight season. Interim head coach Steve Wilks is trying hard to get them trending in the right direction, but the problems are deep-rooted and might take years to rectify based on what we’ve witnessed through nine games.
Some fans are hoping more of the same comes along over their remaining fixtures as they wish for a top 2023 NFL Draft pick and the prospect of drafting a franchise quarterback at long last. However, Wilks and his players are also fighting for their jobs, so rolling over is absolutely out of the question.
It promises to be a fascinating few weeks before Carolina’s eventual fate is decided. Here’s how could the Panthers fare over the second half of 2022.
Carolina Panthers vs. Falcons
A quick turnaround from their embarrassing loss at the Cincinnati Bengals is probably a good thing for the Carolina Panthers. Thursday’s contest against the Atlanta Falcons also happens to be their only nationally televised game in 2022 and will feature the all-black uniform/helmet combination to further increase intrigue.
The Panthers should have beaten Atlanta in Week 8 before a series of errors late. Couple this with the added urgency in the media spotlight, and it could be enough for Carolina to get their campaign back on track.
Prediction: Win (3-7)
This is projected more in hope than expectation. But the Panthers proved they can mix it with the Falcons, although the presence of returning running back Cordarrelle Patterson cannot be ignored.