Commanders vs. Panthers GAMEDAY Preview: 3 Storylines to Watch

Commanders vs. Panthers GAMEDAY Preview: 3 Storylines to Watch

Published August 13, 2022
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Though Washington has had its fair share of tumultuous seasons recently, the franchise will look to a renovated roster to help turn around its luck. Here’s everything to look forward to in Saturday’s matchup:

Throughout the offseason and training camp, there have been reports of chemistry developing between Wentz and star receiver Terry McLaurin. The opportunity to continue honing this in a simulated game setting will be critical for the connection to burgeon in the fall.

After a 2020 season in which the Commanders defense ranked as the No. 5 overall defense in both yards and points, the 2021 defense regressed heavily, ending at No. 22 and No. 25 in those categories respectively.

This seemingly random drop in proficiency can be partially attributed to injury. It’ll be interesting to see whether the team’s adjustment in defensive coaching, led by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, can help the team regain its former stature.