3 Panthers whose stock crashed beyond repair in Week 15 vs. Steelers

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With an NFC South division title within reach for the Carolina Panthers, these individuals did the team no favors in a crucial loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Following their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15, the Carolina Panthers fall to 0-4 on the season against AFC North opponents.

In what was a wild weekend of football, Steve Wilks’ men needed to do something they surprisingly haven’t accomplished since 1996 and take down team owner David Tepper’s former team. But it was a disappointing performance overall with Carolina failing to Protect the Bank as promised.

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers losing to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Panthers are lucky to be in the same position as before the week began and just one game out of the division lead. An unbelievable turn of events as the NFC South is now officially the worst and arguably the most exciting division anywhere in the league.

Wilks is sure to demand a response from his players over the next three games.  Whether he’ll get it or not is the big question given how the Panthers’ limitations were exposed against the supreme mind of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

Adjustments certainly need to be made in order to defeat the red-hot Detroit Lions on Christmas Eve. Specifically, a look needs to be taken at the following three Panthers whose stock crashed beyond repair in Week 15.