3. The entire offensive line
The offensive line was bad in this game. The offensive line is banged up and it showed in the game. Mike Pouncey is out for the year, Trai Turner did not play at right guard and Bryan Bulaga had limited snaps because of injury.
Even when Bulaga was on the field, though, he was not great. While he was okay for the most part, he had the awful missed block in the first quarter that led to the strip-sack in the first quarter.
According to PFF, the Panthers had 25 pressures in this game. To put that into perspective, the Chargers had just 10 pressures. Keep in mind that the Panthers had a combined nine pressures in the first two games of the season.
Justin Herbert actually did really well when faced with pressure, which was a saving grace, but man was this offensive line terrible in this game.
Trey Pipkins had to play 44 snaps and was awful. Dan Feeney had his first really bad game of 2020 and it was really bad. Forrest Lamp was just as bad and even Bulaga posted a bad PFF grade.
Sam Tevi and Ryan Groy posted the best offensive grades on the offensive line but it still was not great. 63.3 for Groy and 61.1 for Tevi. In Groy’s case, he did really well in run-blocking but was terrible in pass-blocking.
Granted, it is banged up, but this better offensive line that we were promised looked like the worst offensive line in the league on Sunday.