The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl in 2015, but for some reason, the team imploded last season, finishing at the bottom of the NFC South, after winning only six games. What do the Carolina Panthers have to do this year to make it to Super Bowl 2018?
The team came into this season with plans of proving their doubters wrong, and so far they have done a pretty good job. The Panthers are currently 4-2 and lead the NFC South, which has improved their Super Bowl odds to +2500. Although we are still only in Week 13, it’s never to early for Super Bowl online betting if that is the sort of thing you are into.
Their defense played very well at the start of the season, holding their first two opponents to six combined points. However, they haven’t played as well in their past four games, and their opponents are averaging 29 points per game in their last four contests. Fortunately for them, their offense has been pretty good lately, so they have been able to salvage a 2-2 record in those games.
Things will get worse for Carolina’s defense in the next few weeks with All-Pro linebacker Luke Keuchley in concussion protocol. If he misses an extended period of time, the defense will need someone to step up in his place or they will find themselves in a lot of trouble.
Quarterback Cam Newton, who won the MVP in 2015, had a slow start to the season but has been playing well of late. Newton, who threw for over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns in wins against the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions, had a bad game against the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.
If he can be more consistent, the Panthers will have a great chance to win the division again and make another playoff run.
Carolina has tough games against the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Minnesota Vikings left on the schedule. If they can escape with a 2-2 record against those teams, they should be in a good position to make a playoff run and improve their Carolina Panthers Super Bowl odds better than +2500.