The panthers defense has been the strong suit of the team all season long. They have a solid pass rush, good linebacking core and with the recent addition of gilmore into the lineup elite level defensive backs. Mac Jones is coming off his worse game of the season since the saints and will have to raise his level of play if the patriots want a chance in this game. I have no doubt what ever defensive scheme bill draws up will fluster darnold more than the panthers game plan will get to mac. But if mac continues to miss some easier throws the panthers defense will find a way to punish us. I will be in attendance for this game in my newly purchased mac jones jersey. I believe in mac as the future and i believe in him this weekend but it will certainly be a test of his ability to come back better after a good team win but subpar individual performance. Lets go pats.