Carolina Panthers

NFC South

F

Overall Team DVOA

-24.2% 27th

A quarterback trying to save his career, a head coach trying to save his job. The Matt Rhule and Baker Mayfield hookup feels less like match made in heaven than a shotgun wedding, with a team without a quarterback pairing up with a quarterback without a team in an attempt to save both of their skins. The marriage should be enough to keep Carolina out of the cellar in the NFC South, but the Panthers still feel like a team without a long-term plan. --  Bryan Knowles

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 22

Total DVOA
-24.2%27th
Offense
-22.8%31st
Defense
-0.2%15th
Special Teams
-1.6%24th
Weighted DVOA
-35.3%31st
Unadj. Total VOA
-24.5%27th
Pythagorean Wins
5.726th
Schedule Strength
0.7%14th

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