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Two weeks after suffering a back injury, Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will miss the season finale against the New Orleans Saints because of it.

Panthers missing 2 DL starters

NEW ORLEANS The question of the day here is how long will Drew Brees play? The question for the Panthers: Who will pressure Brees for however long he's in the game? An already makeshift defensive line has two starters out today – tackle Andre Neblett (head) and end Charles Johnson (back). Ogmedi Nwagbuo will start for Neblett, while Antwan Applewhite will step in for Johnson...

Cam Newton: Finale a beginning, not an end

Cam Newton will have plenty of time to appreciate all he accomplished in his record-setting rookie season with the Panthers, but Sunday afternoon wasn't that time.

Third quarter haunts Panthers again, down 38-17

NEW ORLEANS -- The Panthers fell victim to a familiar pattern -- a flat third-quarter performance -- and it allowed the New Orleans Saints to stretch their lead to 38-17 entering the fourth quarter today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Trailing by seven when the second half began, the Panthers managed just one first down on their first two possessions and the Saints seized the opportunity...

New Orleans Saints Week 17 Pregame: Newton’s Panthers, Round 2

For the final week of the 2011/12 NFL regular season, Drew Brees and his 12-3 New Orleans Saints will welcome Cam Newton and the 6-9 Carolina Panthers to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Newton has impressed in such a way in his rookie season as to be the hands-down favorite for “Rookie of the Year” honors. Carolina leads the head-to-head series against...

Panthers facing critical issues

The Carolina Panthers will look across the Superdome today and see a New Orleans Saints team preparing for the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

At 6-10, Panthers keep hope alive

What the Carolina Panthers lacked in wins during the first year of the Cam Newton era, they made up for in hope.

Video: Panthers lose finale, look to future

After losing to the New Orleans Saints, what must the Carolina Panthers do next season to become a playoff team? CineSport's Josh Thomson & the Charlotte Observer's Ron Green Jr. discuss this & more. //

Matchups: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

Key stats, starting lineups, injuries and season schedules/results.
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