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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 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...

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...

Cry Me a Rivera: Coaching Blunders Continue to Cost Carolina Panthers
September 17th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
I wanted to believe in Ron Rivera this season. I wanted to believe that all the close losses - a dozen by a touchdown or less - over the 2011 and 2012 seasons were not in vain. I wanted to believe that after starting slow the last two seasons, the Panthers would...

Carolina Panthers Fire Three Position Coaches
January 8th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
While Ron Rivera was able to keep his job as Carolina Panthers head coach next season, not everyone on his staff will enjoy the same fate. Running backs coach John Settle, receivers coach Fred Graves and linebackers coach Warren Belin were all given their pink slips, the team announced on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera...

Where Did It All Go Wrong? Examining the Ron Rivera Era
December 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 AM
In the NFL, it's always best  to play your best football at the end of the season. But nobody told the Panthers that they still have to win some games at the beginning of the season, too. Carolina's two seasons under head coach Ron Rivera have been virtual mirror images of each...

Carolina Panthers Latest News and Notes
November 25th, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Anderson, Davis fined for illegal hits Panthers linebackers Thomas Davis and James Anderson were both fined for hits in last Sunday's 27-21 overtime loss to the Buccaneers. ***PHOTO1*** Davis was fined $21,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver, Tiquan Underwood, in the head at the end of regulation. Anderson was fined $10,000 for delivering...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Defensive Tackle Devon Still
February 27th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
After losing a coin flip with the Miami Dolphins on Friday, the Carolina Panthers now know they will have the ninth selection in April's NFL draft. Now that they know when they will pick, they can focus all their efforts toward evaluating talent. One player the Panthers will surely be...

Carolina Panthers 2012 NFL Draft Special: Analyzing Defensive End Quinton Coples
February 19th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Defensive end Quinton Coples is one player that the Carolina Panthers will have on their whiteboard heading toward April's NFL Draft. Coples, who played all four years at the University of North Carolina, is one of several potential picks for the Panthers. The team will either have the eighth or...

Carolina Panthers: 2011 Season Defensive Report Card
January 8th, 2012 at 2:45 PM
The Carolina defense was decimated by injuries this season and struggled slowing down opponents. Here's how they ranked in several defensive categories. 28th in total defense, surrendering an average of 377.6 yards per game 24th in pass defense, surrendering an average of 246.8 pass yards per game 25th in rush defense, surrendering an...

Carolina Panthers Linebacker Jordan Senn Making the Most of Starting Opportunity
December 1st, 2011 at 9:24 PM
If you told most Panthers fans before the season that linebacker Jordan Senn was starting on defense, they probably would have laughed and said, "funny joke!" But after a heap of injuries have decimated the Carolina linebacking core, Senn and a few other players on the bottom of the depth chart...

Ron Rivera and His Staff Make Adjustments to a Struggling Carolina Panthers Defense
October 20th, 2011 at 6:42 PM
Several sources are reporting that the Carolina Panthers coaching staff will switch up the approach to a defense that is currently ranked or second to last in the NFL. The Panthers are tied for 28th in the league in scoring defense, giving up an average of 27.2 points per game....

Carolina Panthers Lose Jon Beason to Season-Ending Achilles’ Injury
September 13th, 2011 at 6:18 PM
Carolina Panthers fans let out a collective groan when middle linebacker Jon Beason hit the turf and grabbed his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Jon Beason, who hasn't missed a regular season game in his five-year career, tore his achilles tendon chasing down former Panther tight end...