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Birth of ‘Riverboat Ron’ Sparked Carolina Panthers’ Remarkable Run to NFC South Crown
January 1st, 2014 at 7:27 AM
What a regular season for the Carolina Panthers. The 2013 campaign began in a way that everyone had seen before. It ended in a way that nobody saw coming — as NFC South champions. The Panthers were crowned division champs with a 21-20 victory over the Falcons at the Georgia Dome on Sunday...

Carolina Panthers Clinch Playoff Berth, Seize Division Lead with Clutch Win Over New Orleans Saints
December 22nd, 2013 at 8:18 PM
Revenge is sweet for the Carolina Panthers. Just two weeks after suffering a 31-13 drubbing to the New Orleans Saints (10-5) at the Superdome, the Carolina Panthers (11-4) returned the favor by knocking off their division rival 17-13 at rainy Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. The win gives Ron Rivera's team...

From Klutz to Clutch: Continuity Paying Off for Streaking Carolina Panthers
November 26th, 2013 at 4:59 PM
The Carolina Panthers have become clutch. For the second straight week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton engineered a go-ahead touchdown drive in the final minute to secure a come-from-behind win against a quality AFC opponent. Last week, it was Tom Brady and the Patriots who fell victim to Newton's late-game heroics. This week, the...

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Outlast New England Patriots in Monday Night Thriller
November 19th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
The Carolina Panthers (7-3) bested the New England Patriots (7-3) 24-20 at Bank of America Stadium Monday night, notching their sixth straight win and earning their place among Super Bowl contenders in the NFC. A controversial ending overshadowed a thrilling game from start to finish - possibly the most exciting of...

Carolina Panthers Defense Shines in Statement Win Over San Francisco 49ers
November 12th, 2013 at 7:05 AM
With a 10-9 win against the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers silenced the critics and emerged squarely on the scene as a legitimate playoff contender. Ron Rivera's team, who moved to 6-3 with the victory, has won five straight and six of the last seven. However,...

Carolina Panthers Thump Atlanta Falcons 34-10 for Fourth Straight Win
November 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 PM
The Carolina Panthers crushed the division-rival Atlanta Falcons 34-10 at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday to notch their fourth straight blowout win and move to 5-3 on the season. Cam Newton didn't play his best game, but unlike in the past, he didn't need to. The stingy Carolina defense took full...

Carolina Panthers Roll Past Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Third Straight Win
October 25th, 2013 at 1:40 AM
The Carolina Panthers blasted the division-rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-13 at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night, notching their third consecutive win and moving over .500 (4-3) for the first time since 2008. Cam Newton turned in yet another spectacular performance in front of a national audience, using both his arm...

Tempers Flare as Carolina Panthers Stifle St. Louis Rams 30-15
October 20th, 2013 at 11:50 PM
The Carolina Panthers pummeled the St. Louis Rams 30-15 in a hot-tempered affair at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. What began as a football game became a street fight in the second half. Rams defensive end Chris Long was ejected early in the third quarter for throwing a punch during a...

Carolina Panthers’ 35-10 Thumping of Minnesota Vikings – Abberation or Sign of Things to Come?
October 16th, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Can anyone figure the Carolina Panthers out? A week after being drubbed 22-6 by the Arizona Cardinals, Ron Rivera's team marched into the Metrodome and pasted the Minnesota Vikings 35-10 to improve to 2-3 this season. Cam Newton rebounded from a three-interception dud by turning in a four-touchdown gem against the fledgling...

‘Same Ol’ Carolina Panthers: Ugly Loss to Arizona Cardinals Shows Complete Lack of Growth
October 9th, 2013 at 8:02 AM
The Carolina Panthers suffered a 22-6 clobbering at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. It was an utterly pitiful performance - but not one we shouldn't have seen coming. The Panthers started 1-3 in 2011 - Ron Rivera and Cam Newton's first year - and 1-3 in 2012. After four games...

Gentle Giants: Carolina Panthers Find Form in 38-0 Beatdown of Woeful New York Giants
September 24th, 2013 at 5:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** After suffering two heartbreaking losses to begin the season, the Carolina Panthers (1-2) bounced back by blanking the New York Giants (0-3) 38-0 at Bank of America on Sunday. The 38-point shellacking was not only the most lopsided win in Panthers history, but also the Giants' worst defeat under head coach...

No, not Again! Carolina Panthers Suffer Another Disastrous Late-Game Meltdown Against Buffalo Biils
September 16th, 2013 at 12:00 AM
It's hard to put into words what happened to the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills. But then again, it's not all that surprising. ***PHOTO1*** The Week 2 matchup against a mediocre-at-best Bills team followed a storyline similar to most close games under head coach Ron Rivera. Despite a fourth...

Carolina Panthers Suffer Crushing 12-7 Defeat to Seattle Seahawks in Regular-Season Opener
September 10th, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Oh how it stings to be a Carolina Panthers fan. The Panthers fell to the visiting Seattle Seahawks 12-7 in the regular-season opener on Sunday. The defeat came in familiar disappointing fashion - squandering a second-half lead and chance to win with self-inflicted wounds and missed opportunities. ***PHOTO1*** Despite keeping the Seahawks out...

Carolina Panthers Conclude Preseason with Win Over Pittsburgh Steelers
August 31st, 2013 at 6:05 AM
The Carolina Panthers topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-10 in Thursday's preseason finale at Bank of America Stadium. Both teams primarily played backups while most of the starters, including Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger, began resting up for the regular-season opener. ***PHOTO1*** Derek Anderson, who started the game under center for the Panthers,...

Carolina Panthers Use Four Non-Offensive TDs to Beat Baltimore Ravens 34-27
August 24th, 2013 at 4:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** People often say "the best defense is a good offense." For the Carolina Panthers on Friday, it was precisely the opposite. Powered by four turnovers - three of them going the other way for touchdowns - Ron Rivera's team was able to edge the Baltimore Ravens 34-27 on their home field. The...

Carolina Panthers Exposed in 14-9 Loss to Philadelphia Eagles
August 18th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
The Carolina Panthers fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 14-9 in Thursday's preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field. Although the final score would indicate a close contest, the Panthers were thoroughly outplayed on both sides of the ball. The offense failed to score a touchdown against an Eagles defense which gave up 31...

Carolina Panthers Overcome Four Turnovers, Beat Chicago Bears in Preseason Opener
August 12th, 2013 at 5:09 PM
The Carolina Panthers edged the Chicago Bears 24-17 in the preseason opener at Bank of America Stadium Friday night. ***PHOTO1*** Both offenses were extremely sloppy, combining for seven turnovers - four by Carolina and three by Chicago. Cam Newton looked mediocre in just three series, completing 3-of-6 passes for 16 yards and a...

Carolina Panthers Finish Season Strong with 44-38 Victory Over New Orleans Saints
December 31st, 2012 at 9:39 PM
DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert combined for 260 yards and five touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers toppled the New Orleans Saints 44-38 in Sunday's regular-season finale. Williams was especially explosive, carrying the ball 21 times for 210 times and two scores. Tolbert relished the closer role as the 5-foot-9, 245-pound fullback...

Carolina Panthers Roll Past Oakland Raiders to Notch Third Consecutive Win
December 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 PM
***PHOTO1***Cam Newton threw for 170 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score as the Carolina Panthers beat the Oakland Raiders 17-6  in their home finale on Sunday. It was the third straight victory and fourth in five games for the Panthers, who improved to 6-9 after...

Carolina Panthers Pummel San Diego Chargers, but What Does It Mean?
December 17th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
The Carolina Panthers blasted the San Diego Chargers 31-7 at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, putting together back-to-back victories for the first time since last December. Cam Newton played another exceptional game, completing 19-of-33 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns. The second-year quarterback has now thrown 153 passes without an interception...