The Carolina Panthers‘ humiliating Week 5 loss became the final act that led to Matt Rhule’s ouster.
Aside from getting their fourth loss in five games, the Panthers’ offense didn’t do much.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield finished with a 55.6 completion percentage for 215 yards and an interception.
Christian McCaffrey had their lone touchdown on offense, finishing with only 54 yards.
Carolina converted only three of their 15 third-down attempts and generated 4.7 yards per play.
However, those depressing numbers highlight a recurring theme for the Panthers throughout Rhule’s tenure.
Rhule was 11-27 in two-plus seasons, and 1-27 when the Panthers gave up 17 or more points.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 10, 2022
Panthers insider Joe Person tweeted, “Rhule was 11-27 in two-plus seasons, and 1-27 when the Panthers gave up 17 or more points.”
Therefore, the Panthers had no comeback ability with Rhule at the helm.
Their offense has been pathetic through Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season.
They finished the week last in yards per game and 25th in points per game.
Carolina’s losses also got worse as their campaign progressed.
After losing their first two games with a combined three points, they lost to the Arizona Cardinals by ten and to the San Francisco 49ers by 22.
It didn’t help as well that Mayfield is completing just 54.9 percent of his passes.
He also has four touchdowns and four interceptions.
More Heads Will Roll In Carolina?
Defensive passing game coordinator and secondary coach Steve Wilks will replace Rhule as the interim coach.
Wilks will try to lead the Panthers to victory in Week 6 against the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
However, it’s possible that more people within the organization will get the pink slip.
Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s job is on the line, given their futility on offense.
Defensive coordinator Phil Snow may also be in trouble as the Panthers rank 22nd in points allowed at 24.4 per game.
They also rank 27th in rushing yards allowed, giving up 137.8 per game.