6 studs and duds from Carolina Panthers horrible loss vs. Steelers

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Jeremy Chinn
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Who were the studs and duds from a horrible loss for the Carolina Panthers against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15?

The lead-up to a pivotal Week 15 showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers was filled with optimism and confidence. This was not only evident among fans but everyone associated with the Carolina Panthers.

Much of the conversation was centered around interim head coach Steve Wilks. While the Panthers are much improved under his leadership, they were found wanting en route to a disappointing loss at Bank of America Stadium.

The strategy to success that the Panthers had been deploying recently was erased by the Steelers’ stout run defense and continuous ease converting imperative third down attempts. Mike Tomlin was more than ready for the challenge, negating almost every threat as Carolina fell to its ninth loss of the campaign.

With that being said, here are six studs and duds from Carolina’s horrible loss in Week 15.

Stud No. 1

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(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Terrace Marshall Jr. /

Terrace Marshall Jr. – Carolina Panthers WR

Terrace Marshall Jr. brought in all three of his targets from Sam Darnold, amassing 51 receiving yards. He won early in multiple routes, especially on the play in which he drew the defensive pass interference penalty by Cameron Sutton at the four-yard line.

Marshall also looked to have gotten open in the end zone late on, but Sam Darnold didn’t see him in time and ultimately took another crucial sack. The former second-round selection brings a different skill set to the passing game than D.J. Moore, which can hopefully continue moving forward.