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Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
November 7th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 will be dishing out its midseason report...

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’ 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...

Cat Fight: Brawl Breaks Out at Carolina Panthers Training Camp
August 7th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The Carolina Panthers made the headlines this week after several players were involved in a brawl at Tuesday's practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ***PHOTO1*** According to the Charlotte Observer, the dust-up began after a hard hit from safety D.J. Campbell on tight end Greg Olsen, who responded by launching the ball at...

Ron Rivera Calls Armanti Edwards ‘Most Improved’ at Carolina Panthers Minicamp
June 16th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
The unheralded Armanti Edwards has seemingly been on the cusp of making the roster since the Carolina Panthers drafted him three years ago. While the odds are steep for the fourth-year pro, he greatly helped his cause by capturing the attention of Ron Rivera during minicamp. In fact, the Panthers head coach was...

Carolina Panthers Sign WR Domenik Hixon to 1-Year Deal
April 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 PM
For the second straight week, first-year Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has brought in a player from his former team. ***PHOTO1*** After adding free agent linebacker Chase Blackburn last week, Carolina signed another former New York Giant - wide receiver Domenik Hixon - to a 1-year contract on Wednesday, CBSSports.com's Jason...

NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers Targeting Free Agent WR Mike Wallace?
March 4th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Wide receiver is certainly a position of need for the Carolina Panthers heading into 2013. Veteran Steve Smith, who turns 34 in May, certainly isn't getting any younger. Brandon LaFell and Louis Murphy have shown flashes, but neither has proven to be a game-changing wideout. That leaves the Panthers in clear need...

Carolina Panthers Week 15 Injury Report: at Least 3 Starters Out at San Diego Chargers
December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 PM
For the Carolina Panthers, injuries are the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. For Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the team will be without at least three starters: running back Jonathan Stewart, center Geoff Hangartner and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards. Two more starters, wide receiver Brandon LaFell (turf...

Carolina Panthers Week 9 Injury Report: Brandon LaFell Doubtful; Backup Defensive Ends Ailing
November 3rd, 2012 at 7:01 AM
Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** LaFell is dealing with post-concussion symptoms after taking a vicious hit from Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte in the third quarter of last week's 23-22 loss at Soldier Field. The third-year LSU product actually returned to the...

Carolina Panthers Acquire WR Louis Murphy from Oakland Raiders
July 23rd, 2012 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Carolina Panthers have acquired wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders for a conditional late-round draft pick. The trade was first reported by Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports! and later confirmed by the Raiders. Murphy, who was fighting for a roster spot in Oakland, will join a Carolina...

Carolina Panthers Receiving Corps Will Be Fine
July 12th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The Panthers surprisingly chose to draft an offensive player in the second round of April's NFL draft. Even more surprisingly, the team whiffed on two receivers with starter talent in Alshon Jeffrey and Stephen Hill. General manager Marty Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera decided instead to draft offensive lineman...

Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell Ready for Expanded Role in 2012
July 11th, 2012 at 10:20 PM
This is Brandon LaFell's year to really make a name for himself. LaFell, a third-year wide receiver from LSU, has silently been a reliable force in the Carolina Panthers offense since being drafted in 2010. During his rookie season, LaFell gradually earned playing time on offense, ultimately cementing a position as the...

Carolina Panthers and Plaxico Burress: It Just Doesn’t Make Sense
June 21st, 2012 at 8:07 PM
The Panthers are rebuilding for the future, so it's quite obvious that Plaxico Burress, at age 35, would not fit as a part of the team's long-term plans. The main concern for the Panthers, however, is not just Burress’ age, but his behavior off the field. Burress served part of a two-year prison sentence for criminal...

Carolina Panthers OTAs Recap: Team Continues to Improve, Stay Healthy
June 9th, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Ron Rivera is entering his second year as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, but right now it may feel like his first. ***PHOTO1*** The NFL lockout prevented teams for having organized team activities last summer, shortening the offseason and giving teams much less time to prepare. This time around, things...

As Expected, Cam Newton Named AP Offensive Rookie of Year
February 6th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton topped off his highly decorated first NFL season by being named Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Newton dominated the voting for this award, receiving 47 of the 50 total votes. The other three votes went to Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton. Although Dalton...

NFL Draft Special: Should the Carolina Panthers Select a Wide Receiver with Their First Pick?
January 24th, 2012 at 9:00 PM
When you evaluate the Carolina Panthers 2011 season, it is obvious that the team's biggest weaknesses are on the defensive side of the ball. Consequently, conventional wisdom would indicate that the team should draft a defensive player with eighth or ninth pick in April's NFL Draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper has the...

Carolina Panthers: 2011 Season Offensive Report Card
January 7th, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Although the Panthers finished the season 6-10, their offense was one of the NFL's best with rookie sensation Cam Newton under center. Here's how they graded out in 2011: Quarterback ***PHOTO1*** The Panthers knew Cam Newton had the potential to be great when they drafted him number one overall in last year's...

Carolina Panthers Fans Get Early Christmas Present in 48-16 Rout of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
December 25th, 2011 at 9:08 PM
Cam Newton continued his record-breaking rookie campaign as the Carolina Panthers annihilated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-16 on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Newton passed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, breaking Peyton Manning's rookie passing yards record in the process. He received a resounding ovation from the Panthers faithful after a 7-yard completion to...