Carolina Panthers: Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#19)

Last week: 22 (+3)

Record: 1-2

The Panthers looked horrible at home on Thursday Night, but they were the inferior team and superior, veteran, proven teams always have the advantage over teams like the Panthers. The good news is that they still rank 3rd in the league in yards per play differential. They’re getting killed in turnover differential, with a -6, tied for worst with the Eagles, but that tends to even out over time. Well rested, they go into a tough test in Atlanta this week and I think they have a better shot than people are giving them, even if the Falcons are awesome at home.

Studs

RT Garry Williams: Did not allow a pressure on 39 pass block snaps, run blocked for 0 yards on 1 attempt

Duds

QB Cam Newton: 16 of 30 for 242 yards, 3 interceptions, 2 batted passes, 1 drop, 1 hit as thrown, 2 throw aways, 56.2 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 10 of 33 drop backs (2 sacks, 1 scramble, 1 of 3, 1 hit as thrown), rushed for 6 yards (18 after contact) and a touchdown on 6 carries

WR Brandon LaFell: 1 catch for 27 yards on 4 attempts on 39 pass snaps, 6.0 YAC per catch, 2 interceptions when thrown to

SS Charles Godfrey: Allowed 3 catches for 34 yards and a touchdown on 4 attempts, 5 solo tackles, 3 stops, 1 missed tackle

RE Antwan Applewhite: Did not record a pressure on 12 pass rush snaps, no tackles

LE Charles Johnson: 1 quarterback hit on 30 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop

WR Joe Adams: 2 special teams fumbles, 1 punt return for 0 yards, 5 kickoff returns for 105 yards

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