1. The Carolina Panthers have an awful defense
The LA Chargers are not coming up against one of the best defenses in the league. In fact, they are coming up against one of the worst defenses in the league that could be regarded as the worst defense in the league, if it was not for the Atlanta Falcons.
At least the Falcons have some talent on the defensive end. The Panthers do not have much great talent on the defensive side of the football and that has shown thus far this season.
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The Panthers have allowed a combined 65 points against the Las Vegas Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They rank 27th in total points allowed and 15 in total yards allowed. Other factors outside of the defense (which we will get to) will make these numbers even worse.
The Panthers have not allowed a big passing game yet as they came against Derek Carr, who is not a great quarterback, and a 43-year-old quarterback in Tom Brady. If Justin Herbert slings it like he did in Week 2 then the Panthers are going to be in a lot of trouble.
They have also allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the league through two games this season. This is a fantastic matchup for the LA Chargers.