The Carolina Panthers are a mess. There is no disputing the facts. A week after claiming victory over the Washington Redskins at the nation's capital, the Panthers once again fell at home, this time to the Denver Broncos. The loss drops them to 2-7 on the year and quite possibly into the discussion regarding the top pick in April.
In order for the Panthers to repeat their record from last season, they will need to go 4-3 the rest of the way—and while that isn't a tough task, the makeup of the team could turn it into a challenge. With games against the Buccaneers, Eagles, Falcons, Chargers and Saints still on the docket, it's very unlikely they will win two games, if any. It doesn't help that three of those games are on the road.
Many people didn't feel the Panthers stood a chance against the Broncos with Peyton Manning leading the way, but there were those who felt an upset could be in the cards, especially on the heels of a big win against Washington. Unfortunately, that team didn't show up Sunday.
So, what did Carolina's loss teach us in Week 10?