The Carolina Panthers are not having a good time this season thus far. The team heads into Week 3 win-less and in last place in the division despite two home games. Worse, quarterback Cam Newton has not played well and re-injured his foot, raising questions about his availability for this week's game.
If you're looking for a silver lining, remember the promise of rookie outside linebacker Brian Burns. According to Pro Football Focus, he's graded out at 69.1 over the first two weeks of 2019.
After the Carolina Panthers (0-2) fell to the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, optimism remained. Both forced and unforced errors led to a slow start but by the second half, Carolina appeared poised for contention. Battling back, the Panthers competed but ultimately fell short.