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Carolina Panthers Meet Sizzling San Francisco 49ers in NFC Divisional Playoffs
January 8th, 2014 at 8:50 PM
The Carolina Panthers will have their hands full when the San Francisco 49ers invade Bank of America Stadium in Sunday's divisional-round playoff matchup. Nobody is playing better football right now than the 49ers, last year's NFC champions and this year's No. 5 seed. Jim Harbaugh's team, which hasn't lost since mid-November,...

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...

Coming up Clutch: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Flipping Script in Close Games
December 27th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
With Sunday's 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers clinched the fifth playoff berth in franchise history, and first since 2008. The excitement surrounding the team, which has won 10 of 11 games heading into Week 17, is at an all-time high. With a victory against the Falcons...

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...

Carolina Panthers Get Golden Second Opportunity to Dethrone New Orleans Saints
December 20th, 2013 at 1:46 PM
Just two weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers saw their hopes at securing the NFC South crown all but disappear in a crushing 31-13 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Following that loss, the Panthers needed some help from the St. Louis Rams and/or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to...

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...

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 Midseason Report Card: Secondary, Special Teams and Coaching
November 9th, 2013 at 8:10 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 is doling out midseason grades for each...

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 Week 9 Injury Update: Charles Johnson, Dwan Edwards Expect to Play
October 30th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Johnson expects to play vs. Falcons Defensive end Charles Johnson is optimistic after spending the weekend receiving treatment for a right groin strain he suffered late in the Panthers' 31-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday. The seventh-year veteran told the Charlotte Observer he's a little sore, but "100 percent"...

NFL Week 9 Power Rankings: Carolina Panthers Continue to Rise
October 29th, 2013 at 6:36 PM
The Carolina Panthers became winners of three straight - and four of their last five - with last Thursday's 31-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ron Rivera's team has now overcome an 0-2 start to climb above .500 (4-3) for the first time since 2008. Although the Panthers' four victories...

‘Riverboat’ Ron Rivera Deserves Credit for Surging Carolina Panthers
October 26th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
I've been highly critical of Ron Rivera in the past, denouncing, among other things, his ultra-conservative coaching style. But following the team's heart-wrenching loss to Buffalo in Week 2, Rivera had an epiphany. He was reborn as a brand new coach, whom the media have aptly dubbed "Riverboat" Ron. The Panthers are...

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...

Two-Year-Old Son of Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Dies After Alleged Assault
October 12th, 2013 at 5:30 AM
***PHOTO2***  The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson died in a Sioux Falls, SD, hospital on Friday, according to numerous media reports. A spokesman for the Sioux Falls Police Department said the death resulted from injuries sustained in an assault committed by 27-year-old Joseph Patterson, the boyfriend of the...

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton – Hype or Hope?
October 10th, 2013 at 6:15 PM
As the Carolina Panthers have stumbled to a 1-3 start for the third consecutive season, the majority of fans and pundits are pointing the finger at head coach Ron Rivera and his staff. There's no denying that coaching deficiencies are a major reason for the team's current - and past -...

‘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...

Carolina Panthers Rookie RB Kenjon Barner Primed for NFL Debut
October 5th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Signs are pointing toward Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner making his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Ron Rivera is optimistic about Barner's chances of suiting up. The Panthers head coach says he plans to use the former Oregon...

Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner Returns to Practice, Eyes Week 5 Comeback
September 25th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
After missing the first three regular-season games, Carolina Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner returned to practice on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer.    The former Oregon standout has been recovering from a foot sprain he suffered against the Ravens in the third preseason game, but told reporters he's on...