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POST SARATOGA NFL PLAY

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.comThe 2024 NFL season kicks off in 56 days, and with it we will present its daily point spread prognosis on a featured team, extracted from the 2024 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine. 
Today we take a look at the…

CAROLINA PANTHERS

When you’re the worst team in the league and your rookie QB, drafted No. 1 overall, faceplants … you better figure out how to improve the situation around him. In case you forgot, of the previous 16 quarterbacks selected 1,2 in the NFL draft – such as Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud last season – only Peyton Manning has won a Super Bowl for the team that drafted him (make sure you read that too, Bears and Commanders fans). Meanwhile, the Panthers sneaked into the back of the first round of this year’s draft to land WR Xavier Legette, who blossomed from special teams ace to bona fide star. In addition, they also have big plans for RB Jonathan Brooks (Texas) and TE Ja’Tavion “Gluefingers” Sanders from this year’s draft, as adding weapons around Young, who we see improving leaps and bounds in his sophomore season – how can he not – is Priority One for the fresh-faced Panthers. And interestingly, Young takes on Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Bo Nix within four weeks. The NFL lassoed together the rookie quarterbacks on the Panthers’ slate in 2024. We’ll learn much about Young and the Panthers at the conclusion of that trifecta.

STAT YOU WILL LIKE:

The Panthers are 7-1 ATS away in division games when seeking double revenge-exact, including 5-0 ATS in the last five games.

PLAY ON: at New Orleans (9/8)

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