Panthers at Chargers NFL Week 3 Betting Odds

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Carolina Panthers NFL Week 3 Odds

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What’s expected to be a long season could be even longer for the Carolina Panthers. With enough talent on offense to pull off a few wins along the way, that part of the game will be severely tested with Christian McCaffrey sidelined with a leg injury. One of the few players the Panthers could not afford to lose is expected to miss the Week 3 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. A young team will make mistakes and the Panthers sure made their share in a 31-17 loss to Tom Brady and the Bucs, committing four turnovers and allowing five sacks while falling to 0-2.

2020 Carolina Panthers at a Glance

Super Bowl Odds: +50000

Carolina Panthers Week 3 Odds

Carolina Panthers +7.5

Los Angeles Chargers -7.5

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Carolina Panthers Week 3 Matchup

No matter who you are four turnovers is something that typically doesn’t allow teams to win football games. With the Panthers going through a rebuild with a young roster, that’s especially true for them. For the second straight game Carolina battled back after a double-digit deficit only to run out of gas later in the day.

Against the Raiders in the opener the Panthers came back from 12-points down in the second half to take the lead, only to watch Vegas get a late touchdown and defensive stop to seal the outcome. On Sunday the Panthers turned the ball over on their first two possessions climbing into a 21-0 hole 18 minutes into the NFC South showdown with Tampa Bay. They pulled within a touchdown on two McCaffrey scoring runs, but got no closer. “Nine penalties and four giveaways, but it’s a one-score game in the fourth quarter. We have to do a better job of playing clear football,” Matt Rhule said.

The Chargers haven’t exactly set the joint on fire in their first two games. They edged Cincinnati with the help of a missed field goal as time expired and took the Chiefs to overtime before succumbing, 23-20, on a 58-yard field goal. Rookie Justin Herbert was pressed into action when Tyrod Taylor aggravated an injury in pregame warm-ups. Herbert, the sixth player taken in the draft, impressed throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 33 passing.

However, Anthony Lynn said Taylor will return to the starting job if he’s healthy. That gives the Panthers something to think about in preparing for this matchup. Herbert has the stronger arm and you’d expect the Bolts to ramp up the passing attack with him behind center. Taylor is a game-manager with the Chargers likely sticking to their power run game if he’s in there. Either way, Carolina’s defense has to show improvement, which they did against Tampa.

The Bucs built their three touchdown lead with Brady throwing for nearly 200 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Tampa amassed 230 yards in the first 30 minutes. The Panthers stiffened after halftime holding Brady to just 19 yards passing and the Bucs to 109 total yards. Carolina needs to eliminate mistakes and hope McCaffrey heals quickly if they want to beat the Chargers.

Carolina Panthers Week 2 Recap

With Brady coming off a dismal performance in his Tampa debut, you knew it wasn’t going to be easy for the Panthers. They would have had a tough time winning without the mistakes and injuries, but those just compounded the problem. Carolina twice pulled within a touchdown in the second half after falling behind 21-0. They never could get closer and Leonard Fournette closed out Tampa’s 31-17 win with a 46-yard scoring run with less than two minutes to play. The Panthers failed to cover the 7.5-point closing line falling to 0-2 SU and ATS.

McCaffrey got them on the board with a 1-yard TD run midway through the third and followed that with a 7-yard scamper early in the fourth to close the gap to 21-14. However, McCaffrey, who finished with 88 yards from scrimmage, came up lame on the play and missed the remainder of the contest. “It’s tough when you don’t have your best players on the field,” Teddy Bridgewater said.

Just like the previous game the scrappy Panthers fought till the end. Bridgewater threw for 367 yards and Carolina had a 427-339 advantage in total yards. However, four turnovers and nine penalties were too much to overcome.

Carolina Panthers Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 vs Las Vegas Raiders L 34-30 0-1
Week 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31-17 0-2
WEEK MATCHUP DATE TIME & TV (ET)
Week 3 at Los Angeles Chargers Sun, Sep 27 4:05 PM (CBS)
Week 4 vs Arizona Cardinals Sun, Oct 4 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 5 at Atlanta Falcons Sun, Oct 11 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 6 vs Chicago Bears Sun, Oct 18 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 7 at New Orleans Saints Sun, Oct 25 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 8 vs Atlanta Falcons Thu, Oct 29 8:20 PM (FOX/NFL)
Week 9 at Kansas City Chiefs Sun, Nov 8 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 10 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sun, Nov 15 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 11 vs Detroit Lions Sun, Nov 22 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 12 at Minnesota Vikings Sun, Nov 29 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 13 BYE WEEK
Week 14 vs Denver Broncos Sun, Dec 13 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 15 at Green Bay Packers Sun, Dec 20 TBD
Week 16 at Washington Redskins Sun, Dec 27 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 17 vs New Orleans Saints Sun, Jan 3 1:00 PM (FOX)
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Panthers Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2019 5-11 None
2018 7-9 None
2017 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2016 6-10 None
2015 15-1 Lost Super Bowl
2014 7-8-1 Lost Divisional Round
2013 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2012 7-9 None
2011 6-10 None
2010 2-14 None
2009 8-8 None
2008 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2007 7-9 None
2006 8-8 None
2005 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2004 7-9 None
2003 11-5 Lost Super Bowl
2002 7-9 None
2001 1-15 None
2000 7-9 None

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