Found October 26, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Carolina Panthers (1-5) at Chicago Bears (5-1) I normally hate laying more than a touchdown, but I like the Bears this week for several reasons. The first reason is simply that I think they’re the best team in the league in this wide open NFL (the undefeated Falcons have played a cupcake schedule and won [...]

Don't believe the critics: Cam Newton is a franchise quarterback

Panthers nation has been in a constant panic this week. First, it was another disconcerting press conference for their franchise quarterback, Cam Newton, after the Panthers suffered their fourth consecutive loss against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. Then, Monday, things became even more hectic when Marty Hurney was abruptly fired less than halfway through his 11th season as...

Can Carolina end up with a respectable season? A look at their remaining schedule and the NFC South.

The Panthers are a huge disappointment this season.  Many people, including me, thought that Cam would have a lot of growth with a full season and offseason under his belt.  Cam is playing worse than last season and looks like a rookie.  I do not think it is his fault, I think it falls on the coaching staff. Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and a look...

Panthers OL Ziemba suspended for PEDs

Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Lee Ziemba was suspended four games after testing positive for a banned stimulant, the Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. Ziemba released a statement through his agent. Ziemba, who is on injured reserve, said he never knowingly took a performance-enhancing substance. Ziemba, however, will not appeal the suspension. The lineman will give...

Chicago Bears’ fan stripper fail

This is not a picture of the Bears fan who tried to be a stripper. This just a funny looking Bears fan.   I was going to save this until Bears’ week, but I just can’t. Its too much fun to pick on the Bears and their fans….its even more fun when they are ahead of you in the division (currently). Why? Because that is when Bears’ fans are at their worst. See, if they suck,...

DeAngelo Williams Could Be Traded by Carolina

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams could be dealt before next week's trading deadline. SOURCE: Michael Lombardi, NFL NetworkFantasy Spin:Williams is expendable now that Jonathan Stewart has emerged as the team's every down back. The Panthers certainly wouldn't mind getting rid of his awful contract either (five years, $43 million). With that said, no deal is imminent...

Panthers moving away from running back rotation

The Panthers are changing the way they utilize their high-priced tailbacks in hopes of igniting a stagnant running game. Carolina has a combined $79.5 million invested - including $43.5 million guaranteed - in their tailback tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, yet quarterback Cam Newton is the team's leader rusher. Coach Ron Rivera said in an effort to shake things...

Chicago Bears All-22 Tape Review: Diagramming Matt Forte's 39-yard run against the Lions

Watching the coaches film on this run is particularly fun for a blogger like me, because you can see things come together and work to perfection.  As Mike Tice likely said in the meeting room, and it's been said by countless other coaches throughout the history of the game, "that's how you draw it up on the chalk board.   When a running play is this well blocked...

NFL News: Panthers claim former Browns CB James Dockery

James Dockery was one of the final cuts for the Browns this season as he was presumably beaten out by guys like Trevin Wade, Johnson Bademosi and Tashaun Gipson. It took a little while, but “Dock” has been picked up off of waivers by the Carolina Panthers to take Jon Beason’s roster spot, who was put on injured reserve. Beason has only played in five games since receiving a...

Fantasy Football Week 8 Preview: Panthers at Bears

Carolina:  Something’s gotta change. Those were the words from Cam Newton after a close loss but ultimately poor showing against the Cowboys in Week 7. Hard to think the Cowboys could play much worse, but if this were a game of poker the Panthers proved that they could indeed see the Cowboys' bad day and raise them Panthers terrible. Speaking of something’s gotta change...

Bear Breakdown: Analyzing the Panthers' Defense for Week 8

For a team that has lost two of its best players to injury, linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble, it would be expected to struggle defensively. Through their first six games of the season, the Carolina Panthers' defense is allowing over 360 total yards and giving up 24 points per game.  While not the best numbers in the league, it is an improvement over last year...

Game Preview: Bears need to be wary of wounded Panthers

The records indicate otherwise, but when the 5-1 Chicago Bears host the 1-5 Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field Sunday afternoon, the division leading Bears can’t afford a misstep against the NFC South cellar-dwellers. Coming off a masterful defensive performance in their 13-7 win over Detroit Monday   night, the question might be how focused and motivated the Bears will be on [...]

Five Players to Watch: Week Eight

Monday night, the Bears improved their record to 5-1 with a 13-7 victory over the Detroit Lions.  Once again their defense put on a performance and slowed down the Lions' explosive offense. This Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears will take on the struggling Carolina Panthers who sit with a record of 1-5, losers of four straight. The Bears defeated the Panthers last October...
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