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Panthers Gameday: Carolina Panthers Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
December 1st, 2013 at 8:05 AM
  Week 13 Dec. 1, 2013 Carolina Panthers  Tampa Bay Buccaneers                      (8-3)                                                     (3-8) Time: 1:00 p.m. ET Stadium: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte,...

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan Poses with Luke Kuechly Jersey
June 3rd, 2013 at 5:53 PM
An interesting picture of Matt Ryan surfaced on Carolina Huddle last weekend. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback is all smiles holding up a Luke Kuechly Panthers jersey, which appears to be autographed. It's not clear when the photo was taken, but it would suffice to say that, at the very least, it's surprising to see...

Carolina Panthers Latest News: Injuries Continue to Pile up; Greg Hardy Slights Falcons
December 6th, 2012 at 7:01 AM
It feels like déjà vu. Just like last season, the Carolina Panthers were quickly eliminated from playoff contention because of an inability to close out opponents in the fourth quarter. And just like last season, the injuries are starting to mount up to an alarming level. After placing a franchise-record 18 players on...

Will New Orleans Saints Repeat as NFC South Champs? History Says No
September 13th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Throughout its 10-year history, the NFC South has been consistently inconsistent – and wildly entertaining. Since the NFL realignment in 2002, not one NFC South team – the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers – has won the division in consecutive seasons. Also since 2002, each NFC South...

New Orleans Saints Bounty Players Win Suspension Appeal; Cleared to Play on Sunday
September 8th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
In a shocking turn of events in the ongoing New Orleans Saints Bountygate saga, a three-member arbitration panel has lifted the suspensions of four players who allegedly sought to injure opponents for cash payments from 2009-2011. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove (free agent) and Scott Fujita (Cleveland Browns) are now...

2012 NFC South Preview: What to Expect from Each Team
August 2nd, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Throughout its 10-year history, the NFC South has been consistently inconsistent – and wildly entertaining. Since the NFL realignment in 2002, not one NFC South team – the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers – has won the division in consecutive seasons. Also since 2002, each NFC South...

OTAs Get Fans Excited for Carolina Panthers Football
June 26th, 2012 at 12:05 AM
As the Panthers wind down their offseason training schedule and begin to prepare for training camp, Panther fans are beginning to smell that football is in the air. In fact, fans have already gotten a taste of what Panthers football will look like in 2012, as evidenced by the impressive...

New Orleans Saints Still a Force in NFC South
May 17th, 2012 at 10:43 PM
The Saints' recent “Bounty Gate” scandal has planted many questions in the heads of NFL fans across the country.  Has the NFL gone soft?  Were the infamous hits on Kurt Warner and Brett Favre, during the Saint’s Super Bowl run, made with intent to hurt?  Should hitting an opposing player...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
May 3rd, 2012 at 10:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jacoby Jones Visits Panthers According to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora, free agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones visited the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Jones, who has played with the Houston Texans for the last five seasons, could compete with Brandon LaFell and David Gettis for the number two receiver spot if...

New Orleans Saints Face More Trouble with Eavesdropping Allegations
April 23rd, 2012 at 10:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the New Orleans Saints, they did. After being slammed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following the bounty scandal, reports surfaced on Monday alleging that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis used a secret device to eavesdrop on opposing coaches between 2002 and...

Primetime Matchups Vs. New York Giants, at Philadelphia Eagles Highlight Carolina Panthers 2012 Schedule
April 17th, 2012 at 8:01 PM
A Thursday night home game against the New York Giants and Monday Night Football matchup on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles headline the Carolina Panthers 2012-2013 schedule, which was released on Tuesday. In addition to all their division opponents, the Panthers will play the entire NFC West  and NFC South,...

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Among Several to Back Jeremy Shockey in Wake of “Snitching” Accusation
March 29th, 2012 at 3:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp recently accused free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey of being the one who blew the whistle on the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. Sapp first accused Shockey through his Twitter account on March 21st. The former Pro Bowl defensive tackle then...

Warren Sapp Accuses Jeremy Shockey of Snitching on New Orleans Saints
March 22nd, 2012 at 7:16 PM
NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp, who also played 13 seasons in the NFL, accused free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey of being the source who informed league officials of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. Sapp made his accusation via Twitter on Wednesday and repeated his sentiments later on the NFL...

Roger Goodell Drops Hammer on New Orleans Saints Following Bounty Investigation; Cam Newton Among Team’s Targets
March 21st, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Roger Goodell came down hard on the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday for their bounty program. Here's the aftermath: ***PHOTO1*** Saints head coach Sean Payton is suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is suspended without pay for half of the 2012 season. Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt...

Carolina Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis Lashes Out at New Orleans Saints
March 11th, 2012 at 2:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is not happy with his NFC rival New Orleans Saints. And no, it's not about the bounty program that Gregg Williams oversaw during his tenure as the defensive coordinator in New Orleans. Davis, who is attempting to make history by coming back from his third ACL tear,...

Former Carolina Panthers Safety Mike Minter: “We Played the Game as the Game’s Supposed to Be Played”
March 8th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
In light of the recent bounty scandal associated with the New Orleans Saints, many are wondering how widespread these transgressions are in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** While providing players with cash bonuses for injuring opposing players, delivering big hits and making impactful plays is against NFL rules, many former coaches and players have...

New Orleans Saints Implicated in Bounty Program; Will Face Severe Penalties
March 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
In an astounding press release yesterday, NFL officials announced that between 22 and 27 New Orleans Saints defensive players participated in a "bounty" program from 2009-2011.  ***PHOTO1*** According to the results of a lengthy investigation by the NFL's security department, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams carried out the operation during...

Curt Menefee, Steve Mariucci Predict Big Things for Carolina Panthers Moving Forward
February 10th, 2012 at 8:42 PM
The Panthers finished with just a 6-10 record this season – not a mark that most would consider praiseworthy. However, when you consider all the circumstances including a short offseason, a plethora of injuries, a brand new coaching staff and a young quarterback, 6-10 isn’t bad – especially when you’re...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Greg Schiano as Head Coach Over Rob Chudzinski
January 27th, 2012 at 12:38 PM
The head coaching search for the Buccaneers is finally over. The Bucs hired Greg Schiano, who spent the last 11 seasons at Rutgers University, to right the ship in Tampa Bay. Schiano was chosen for the job over Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, among a few other candidates. This means...

NFC South Teams Make Quick Exit in Playoffs — Again
January 17th, 2012 at 6:45 PM
Since the NFC South's inception in 2002, no team has been able to win the division in consecutive years. The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have been highly competitive as rivals in a division that is as unpredictable on a year-to-year basis as any...