Las Vegas Raiders vs Carolina Panthers prediction and game preview.
Las Vegas vs Carolina Broadcast
Date: Sunday, September 13
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Las Vegas (0-0) vs Carolina (0-0) Game Preview
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Why Las Vegas Will Win
Can Carolina really get the passing game going under Teddy Bridgewater? The offense will be about getting the ball the Christian McCaffrey first, second, and third, and then asking Bridgewater to keep the chains moving. The O should be fine against the Raider D, but can it be explosive enough if McCaffrey can’t get going? On the other side, Las Vegas will pound and pound some more on a revamped Panther defensive front, but …
Why Carolina Will Win
Will the Raiders get the production they need at receiver? Josh Jacobs and the running game should be fine, but they’re relying on Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards to make a splash right away. Defensively, do they have the pass rush to get to Bridgewater? There are still a whole lot of question marks about Clelin Ferrell and the rest of the line.
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
WR Henry Ruggs, Las Vegas
There’s no more Raider-like wide receiver than the flash of lightning that’s Ruggs. Can he be a bit of a volume-catcher, or will he be a home run hitter who comes up large in leagues that value yards per catch? He’ll be targeted for at least two long bombs.
What’s Going To Happen
There might be a slew of changes with the Oakland-to-Las Vegas franchise, but few teams underwent a bigger overhaul than Carolina. New head coach Matt Rhule knows what he’s doing, but this is a young team that’s going to need time. The Raiders aren’t going to do anything crazy. They’ll run effectively, control the clock, and they’ll get the few big plays needed out of the improved receiving corps.
Las Vegas vs Carolina Prediction, Line
Las Vegas 26, Carolina 24
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