The Carolina Panthers head west to take on the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers are looking for a win to get back to .500 and are coming off of a bye week. The Cardinals are looking for a win to put them over .500 and keep them in the race for the NFC West, even though it might already be a long shot.
The Panthers record doesn’t paint a great picture of their season. They lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the season opener by 5 points and held them to 12 points overall. The two games the Panthers lost were for a combined 6 points, and their win was a 38-0 beat down of the New York Giants.
“We have to be realistic because we’ve not arrived by any stretch of the imagination,” coach Ron Rivera said, via ESPN. “We have to approach each week as a learning situation, a growing situation and keep shooting for the top of the mountain.”
Winning against the Cardinals would be a big step for the Panthers.