Carolina Panthers

NFC South

B

Overall Team DVOA

34.3% 7th

Sam Darnold revenge game achieved. The Panthers' 19-14 win over the Jets wasn't as close as the scoreboard indicated, as Carolina was in control basically the entire way. One area of concern, however, was the Panthers' continued failures in the red zone, scoring just once on four trips inside the 10 yard line. Their red zone VOA us -88.2% after one week, 30th in the league. That's going to have to improve if the Panthers want to upset the Saints this week; they have to learn to convert opportunities into points if they're going to be more than just an occasional spoiler in 2021. --  Bryan Knowles

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
34.3%7th
Offense
0.2%15th
Defense
-35.8%3rd
Special Teams
-1.7%17th
Weighted DVOA
34.3%7th
Unadj. Total VOA
20.6%10th
Future Schedule
10.5%3rd
Past Schedule
-40.5%26th

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