After a strange COVID-19-shortened offseason Bridgewater felt it was past due for the Panthers to form a closer bond since more than half of the roster included new players. It seemed to work, as the Panthers played with more energy and earned their first win Sunday under new coach Matt Rhule 21-16 over the Los Angeles Chargers, ending a 10-game losing streak. Panthers rookie safety Jeremy Chinn noticed a different feeling on the field, saying guys were playing for each other.
If it feels as if Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers are having an awful case of deja vu, you can't blame them. The Bolts are 1-2 for the third straight season after Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Once again it boiled down to a simple theme - too many turnovers and not enough takeaways.
What if I told you the Carolina Panthers were actually not the worst team in the NFC South this season?