3 big problems the Panthers must fix during their 2022 bye week

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Carolina Panthers’ road woes

It’s been good to see the Carolina Panthers making Bank of America Stadium a fortress once again under Steve Wilks. The interim head coach is 3-0 on home soil after racking up three-straight triumphs, but their fortunes away from familiar surroundings leave a lot to be desired.

The Panthers have yet to taste victory on their travels in 2022. Their last road win came at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10 of the 2021 campaign, which saw Cam Newton contribute significantly just a few days removed from his bombshell return.

For any contending team, getting victories in opposing venues is a core part of their success. Until the Panthers figure this out, then mediocrity will continue.

Just why things are going so horribly wrong on their travels is anyone’s guess. There were signs of life at the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11, but an inept offensive showing negated some outstanding work on defense and special teams when push came to shove.

Carolina has three of its remaining five games away from home. So a better strategy for producing the goods in these situations could make a huge difference to their overall record if the right improvements are made during the bye week.

As stated previously, the Panthers have only one game remaining against teams with a winning record. Whether they can capitalize on this is another matter.