Today the Carolina Panthers ride a thrilling 4th quarter victory last week into today’s match against the Baltimore Ravens. Today’s game will be the toughest home game for the Panthers so far this season. Are they up to the task?
The Baltimore Ravens currently have the best defense in the league for good reason. It is difficult to find a weak link across the board. The only thing slightly suspect are their linebackers.
I suspect those fans interested in the Carolina Panthers opening up the offense today and staying aggressive will be disappointed. This feels like a game that Ron Rivera will play even tighter to the vest. Look for the Carolina Panthers to rely more on their run game and be content with a close game until the end, no matter how much it frustrates fans.
The Ravens are more of a passing team than a rushing team, which isn’t exactly great news for the Carolina Panthers. At times, the defensive secondary has given up chunk plays through the air that could be the difference in this game.
Best case scenario here is that Eric Reid and the rest of the Panthers’ secondary really start to gel and continue to get turnovers. If that happens, the game is won.
I see this being a low scoring affair with the winner kicking a field goal late in the 4th. In the end, the Panthers make it 9 wins in a row at home.
Carolina Panthers 20
Baltimore Ravens 17Agree? Disagree? You can sound off right here with thousands of Carolina Panthers fans.