4 burning questions Panthers fans are asking ahead of Week 18 at Saints

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What burning questions are Carolina Panthers fans asking ahead of the team’s 2022 regular-season finale at the New Orleans Saints?

There was hope that the Carolina Panthers would be playing at least one more game after the regular season with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, those hopes came crashing down.

Despite having a 21-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Panthers allowed Tom Brady and Mike Evans to lead a comeback and secure the NFC South division title in a 30-24 victory.

While the loss stings for many Panthers fans including myself, having a meaningful game in the month of January is something this organization and fanbase have not had in several years.

Entering the final week of the season, Carolina will be looking to either secure slightly better draft positioning or a moral victory with a road win over the New Orleans Saints. However, there is hope for the franchise moving forward as they look to be set up nicely to make a run at the division crown next season.

Considering where the franchise was in October, this season, no matter what the record is, seems to be a success and a reason to be optimistic about the team in the coming years. They have the draft picks, the ability to maneuver and create money for extensions and free-agent signings, and a roster that looks ready to win now with a competent quarterback at the helm.

Without further ado, here are four burning questions Panthers fans are asking ahead of the team’s regular-season finale in New Orleans.