3 Most Winnable Games on Panthers Schedule

Despite offseason additions, another long season awaits the Carolina Panthers. But they should still be able to win these games.
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2. Week 8 @Broncos: Oct. 27, 4:25 PM

The Denver Broncos already had a miserable quarterback situation last season and it somehow got worse in the offseason when they parted ways with Russell Wilson, traded for Zach Wilson, and drafted Bo Nix.

It is not clear who will be the starting QB when the Broncos face the Panthers in Week 8. What is clear is that Denver will not have a particularly dynamic offense. The Courtland Sutton-Josh Reynolds-Marvin Mims Jr. receiver group isn't scaring anyone.

Plus, the Broncos had a disastrous defense last season as well, ranking bottom-five in both points and yards allowed per game. In what looks to be a rebuilding season in Denver, it's hard to see them being much better on either end of the ball.

Denver still has the ability to win games at home. Even last season, they defeated the Packers and the Chiefs at home. However, if the Panthers are serious about taking a step forward next season, they can't afford to drop games to bottom-feeders like the Broncos, even if they are on the road.

3. Week 10 vs. Giants: Nov. 10, 9:30 AM (Munich, Germany)

The Panthers are facing the New York Giants in Munich, Germany in Week 10. This game is a must-win for the Panthers for a variety of reasons.

First of all, since it's the Giants and it's an international game, a lot of eyes will be on this game. The Panthers don't have a primetime game this season, so this is as close as it gets for them. It is a chance to prove that they are a much-improved, serious team.

Secondly, this game is right before the bye week for Carolina. After their bye week, the Panthers play four out of the next five games at home. If they win against the Giants, it gives them an opportunity to build momentum and get extra wins coming out of the bye.

In the final stretch of the season, the Panthers play against the Chiefs, Cowboys, and the Eagles. Wins will be hard to come by in the final month of the season, so the Panthers need to beat the teams they need to beat, like the Giants.

And the Giants are a beatable team for the Panthers. They still haven't solved their quarterback debacle and the offense should still be pretty miserable. There is no reason why Carolina shouldn't be able to take care of business.

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