Carolina Panthers

NFC South

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Overall Team DVOA

47.5% 1st

The most surprising 2-0 team in the league?  The Panthers had the lowest projected DVOA of any of the undefeated teams, but two big wins have them leading the league in VOA after two weeks.  They're just 18th in DAVE, which blends the preseason projections in early, but that makes them at the very least a wildcard contender; they saw their postseason odds jump 17.9% after their big win over the Saints. Now they have to keep that momentum up on a short week against a team with nothing to lose. On paper, they should handle Houston and their backup quarterback with some ease, but games aren't played on paper. --  Bryan Knowles

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 3

Total DVOA
47.5%1st
Offense
4.1%15th
Defense
-52.0%1st
Special Teams
-8.7%31st
Weighted DVOA
47.5%1st
Unadj. Total VOA
41.4%2nd
Future Schedule
2.0%15th
Past Schedule
-11.3%22nd

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
7.1 wins28th
Projected Schedule
0.1%16th
Projected DVOA
-11.2%28th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
22.9%28th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
5.8%29th
Win Super Bowl
0.5%30th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
22.9%28th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
5.8%29th
Win Super Bowl
0.5%30th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021