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NFL Week 10 NFL Network Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

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Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh Steelers – NFL Network, 8:20 PM


Excelling from A Clean Pocket

Cam Newton, often known for being a versatile quarterback, is excelling from a clean pocket this year.

The receiving weapon

Christian McCaffrey has logged receptions from the backfield, from the slot, and as an outside receiver this year.

Kuechly as consistent as they come

Luke Kuechly is no stranger to being a top-graded linebacker and 2018 is no different. The Panthers’ defensive leader owns the second-highest grade among linebackers.

Jackson Standing Out

Despite being the 10th cornerback selected in the 2018 draft, rookie Donte Jackson is providing immense value to the Panthers secondary.

 

Brown Trending Down

Antonio Brown has been one of the premier players at the wide receiver position over his career, but 2018 hasn’t proven alike. Going into Week 10, Brown has career lows in overall grade (74.9), catch percentage (57.3%), and yards per route run (1.67).

Conner Breaking Loose

James Conner is proving to be much more than just a capable backup. Conner’s 13 rushing attempts of 15+ yards are the most of any running back this season.

Watt Shutting Down the Run

The Steelers own the fourth-highest team run-defense grade thus far in 2018, and T.J. Watt is a big reason why.

Hilton Stays Hot in the Slot

Mike Hilton is having another strong year guarding in slot coverage. Of all cornerbacks with 100 snaps in the slot, Hilton ranks in the top five of both passer rating allowed and catch percentage.

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