4 burning questions Carolina Panthers fans are asking ahead of Week 1 at Falcons

There are some issues facing the Carolina Pathers heading into Week 1.
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What burning questions are Carolina Panthers fans asking ahead of the team's Week 1 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons?

It's here. The regular season is finally upon us as the Carolina Panthers begin their next era of football this weekend when they travel down I-85 to face the Atlanta Falcons in what seems to be an important early-season matchup for two playoff-hungry organizations.

Why is this game such a high-prized matchup this early in the campaign? The Panthers kick off their season with two division games with the out-of-town face-off with Atlanta before embarking on a Monday Night Football clash against division-favorites - the New Orleans Saints - in Week 2 at Bank of America Stadium.

However, with their first game just days away, Carolina is in a potentially damaging situation that could cost them their top franchise player next offseason. This has left some skepticism for this weekend, especially with the loss of situational pass rusher Marquis Haynes Sr.

We'll be getting into everything throughout this week's edition of the Cat Crave mailbag. Panthers fans have plenty of questions pertaining to the aforementioned situation as well as the team's top weapons, the potential game plan against the Falcons offense, and more.

Without further ado, here are four burning questions from Panthers fans...