4 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers at Seahawks in Week 14
By Dean Jones
Carolina Panthers gain 200 yards rushing
One of the primary objectives for the Carolina Panthers under Steve Wilks was establishing an identity on offense. Matt Rhule talked big in this regard with very little substance and the short-term replacement is letting his actions speak for themselves.
This all centers on relying heavily on the run and building from there. A big risk considering the Panthers traded Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers, but the rise to prominence of D’Onta Foreman from a starting role has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Foreman’s clearly relishing being the lead running back. His bruising style wears opposing defenses down and once he smells blood, there is enough speed to break off big yardage behind a tremendous offensive line.
Chuba Hubbard is also performing much better under Wilks in a rotational role. A trend that could continue at the Seattle Seahawks given their struggles defending the run in 2022.
Only the Houston Texans are giving up more yards per game than Seattle. This is something Wilks is likely to focus heavily on with Foreman leading the charge, who is expected to play despite missing some practices this week.
Carolina’s defense also has a key role to play and must keep it close. If they accomplish this feat, then it could be another profitable day for Foreman and the entire rushing attack in Week 14.