NFC South post-Week 1 Power Rankings: Saints easily atop division

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 13: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 13: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Carolina Panthers

The Panthers were expected to be the worst team in the division entering the season. While their offense is loaded behind Christian McCaffrey, the Panthers are going to allow a lot of points this season, and that’s exactly why they lost their first game of the year.

The Panthers gave up 34 points to the Derek Carr-led Raiders. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs found the endzone three times in this game.

Their offense is so lethal they still had a chance, losing by a mere four points.

Teddy Bridgewater had 270 yards and one touchdown in his debut with Carolina. With three digits of receiving yards, Anderson was the real star for the Panthers. McCaffrey, as expected, also found the endzone a few times.

The Raiders aren’t one of the better teams in the NFL, and if they can’t stop them, it may be a brutal season for the Panthers in the NFC South. The dibision will be competitive, and they need to show more before they’re left in the dust.

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