3 crucial Panthers storylines to watch at the Seahawks in Week 14

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What crucial storylines are worth keeping a close eye on when the Carolina Panthers travel to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14?

The Carolina Panthers haven’t enjoyed the best of luck on their travels in recent years. It’s been a long time since victory was tasted on the road and this weekend’s game against the Seattle Seahawks promises to be another difficult challenge.

Lumen Field is loud and hostile in equal measure. They don’t make things easy and weather conditions could also influence how both teams approach things, especially on offense.

Carolina isn’t expected to triumph versus one of the league’s biggest surprises in 2022. But there is still plenty to play for and Steve Wilks won’t want anything other than 100 percent commitment as he looks to win the head coaching job beyond 2022.

It promises to be another fascinating encounter. Here are three crucial Panthers storylines to watch closely in Week 14.

Storyline No. 1

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Carolina Panthers bye week adjustments

The bye week is a time to refresh, refocus, and adjust. Something the Carolina Panthers couldn’t do effectively under Matt Rhule, who was simply not cut out for coaching professional, grown men at the next level.

Steve Wilks is made of stronger stuff, so it’ll be interesting to see what – if anything – has altered during the bye. Something that could go a long way to determining whether the Panthers can rid themselves of such a torrid record on their travels.

Given Wilks’ complete cultural reset in Carolina and his previous experience, it would be a surprise if nothing changed after extra preparation time.