Posted October 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mike Mitchell is bringing a little attitude - and a whole lot of big plays - to the Carolina Panthers' defense. The free agent pickup from the Oakland Raiders had eight tackles, two forced fumbles and goaded two Rams players - offensive lineman Harvey Dahl and wide receiver Brian Quick - into committing unnecessary roughness penalties on Sunday as the Panthers defeated St. Louis 30-15. Mitchell entered the game with three interceptions and added a few more big plays to his growing Pro Bowl resume on Sunday. ''We wanted to do a better job of being more mature, being the more composed team,'' Mitchell said. ''We had the game in hand and we could tell by the way they were playing that they wanted to get somebody cheap, try to get us a penalty, something like that. We weren't going to give it to them. We just needed to stay disciplined.'' Mitchell said he's thrilled with playing under defensive coordinator Sean McDermott after spending the...

Steve Smith rips Janoris Jenkins in post-game press conference (transcript)

Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith answered cornerback Janoris Jenkins' trash talking with a 19-yard touchdown reception, immediately pointing at him and doing a little extra in the end zone at his expense. Smith said Jenkins taunted him during Sunday's NFL game by making derogatory comments about his wife. Here's the transcript, via the Charlotte Observer'...

Steve Smith: If I see Janoris Jenkins on the street I’ll punch him in the mouth

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith looked like the Steve Smith of old on Sunday in a win over the St. Louis Rams. He caught five passes for 69 yards and broke more than one tackle en route to a 19-yard touchdown reception. The attitude associated with his game was also vintage 89. For most […]

Steve Smith threatens to bust Rams CB Janoris Jenkins in the mouth

The cornerback for the Rams Janoris Jenkins obviously said enough to fire up Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers. After his 800th reception and scoring a touchdown Steve Smith pointed his finger directly at Jenkins face. Smith wasn’t finished in the locker room he put on quite a tirade and went HAM on Janoris Jenkins. […]

Panthers need consistency to gain ground in playoff race

The Panthers are one of the strangest teams in the NFL. When facing outright bad teams, the Carolina Panthers look like one of the best squads in the league. Against competitive teams, it all falls apart for the Panthers. In their three wins, the Panthers’ margin of victory averages out to 26 points per game, ranging between 15 and 38 points. In three losses, the Panthers have...

Steve Smith threatens to punch Janoris Jenkins in the mouth

Steve Smith is one of the few players in the NFL that I think will follow through on his threat. Steve Smith: Janoris Jenkins was talking trash about my family. If I see him in the streets I'll punch him in his (effing) mouth — Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) October 20, 2013 For whatever reason the Panthers and Rams seems to have some bad blood. Lot of trash talking, lot of fights...

Rams picked their poison in scheming against Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly

A glance at the stat sheet suggests Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had the worst game of his 22-game NFL career Sunday against St. Louis. Last year’s tackles leader and the reigning defensive rookie of the year Kuechly had three tackles zero sacks and one pass defensed. Of course the game was more than numbers. And Monday defensive coordinator Sean McDermott praised...

Four Downs: Start to finish, Panthers beat Rams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the first time in Ron Rivera's tenure in Charlotte, the Panthers got back-to-back wins in a month that isn't December. The Panthers led from the opening play and never relinquished the lead in a 30-15 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday. Here are four observations from the win that puts the Panthers back to .500 at 3-3. Panthers maintained composure...

Video of Steve Smith threatening to punch Janoris Jenkins in the mouth

Tweet Earlier, we posted about Carolina Panthers veteran receiver Steve Smith vowing to punch Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the mouth for going too far with his trash talk. Now, there’s video of Smith’s interview. watch: Maybe Janoris Jenkins did go too far, or maybe Steve Smith just needs a hug. Either way, it makes for entertaining...

Panthers on verge of finally eclipsing .500 mark

When cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2009 he thought he'd be playing in the Super Bowl as a rookie. Five years later, Munnerlyn and the Panthers are just hoping to get above .500. Despite the addition of quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers have not had a winning record since the end of the 2008 season when they finished 12-4 and lost to...

Carolina Panthers clobber feisty St. Louis Rams 30-15

Lost amid all the flags and fights Sunday was a second consecutive strong performance by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton -- and another victory for a Carolina team that has been desperately seeking momentum. Newton completed 15 of 17 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers to a 30-15 win in a penalty-filled game at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (3-3) won...

Smith, Panthers Grind Out Win Over St. Louis

Up by eight with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Carolina Panthers were sniffing the end zone. They weren’t, however, just trying to find a touchdown. The Panthers were trying to track something that had escaped them the past season and a half—momentum. That ever-elusive momentum may have finally been caught after wide receiver Steve Smith stomped into the black...

Steve Smith apparently isn’t a fan of Janoris Jenkins

Tweet It isn’t wise to get on Steve Smith’s bad side. Just ask second year Rams DB Janoris Jenkins, who apparently offered some personal trash talk during the Panthers 30-15 victory that Smith didn’t quite appreciate that led to Smith vowing to punch him in the mouth. Here are Smith’s quotes, courtesy of the Charlotte Observer: ...

Panthers-Buccaneers Preview

While the Carolina Panthers are trying to move above the .500 mark for the first time in five seasons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers simply hope to a win a game. The visiting Panthers look for a third consecutive victory while trying to keep the Buccaneers winless Thursday night. Not since finishing 12-4 in 2008 - three seasons before Cam Newton became the face of the franchise - has...

Janoris Jenkins’ daddy is Steve Smith, according to Wikipedia

According to the ol' Wikipedia, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is now the daddy of St Louis Rams defensive back Janoris Jenkins.

Report: Sam Bradford suffers torn ACL against Carolina Panthers

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has reportedly suffered a torn ACL after being carted off the field against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
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