4 key Carolina Panthers storylines to watch at the Ravens in Week 11

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What are the key storylines to watch closely when the Carolina Panthers clash with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11 at M&T Bank Stadium?

Just how the Carolina Panthers cope in Week 11 will go a long way to determining whether or not Steve Wilks will become their permanent head coach. A tricky trip to the Baltimore Ravens is as tough as it gets at this time of year, so if the interim appointment gets a tune out of his ever-improving roster against all odds, it’ll do his chances the world of good.

Saying it and doing it are two very different things, obviously. This is a tremendous challenge for the Panthers, who were hammered during their last road outing against AFC North opposition and the Ravens are going to be well rested coming off their bye week to further complicate matters.

Carolina is a heavy underdog to the tune of 13 points with most sportsbooks. That won’t matter much to Wilks, who has adopted the role of underdog incredibly well, and those within the locker room and responding positively as a result.

It promises to be another entertaining encounter. Here are four key Panthers storylines to monitor closely at M&T Bank Stadium.

Key Storyline No. 1

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Bradley Bozeman’s revenge game

The impact made by Bradley Bozeman since he became the Carolina Panthers’ starting center has taken the offensive line up another notch. And the former Alabama star will no doubt have circled this particular game after the Baltimore Ravens opted to let him walk in 2022 free agency.

He signed a team-friendly deal with the Panthers and looks well on course for a lucrative extension this spring. Baltimore is doing just fine with stud rookie Tyler Linderbaum, but how Bozeman performs versus a stout Ravens defensive front is something to watch.