Found September 17, 2012 on
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Charlotte, NC – The Carolina Panthers knew Sunday’s game against NFC South division rival New Orleans was a huge one. Coming off a disappointing offensive effort in their season opener at Tampa, the Panthers won a must-win game before 72,879 fans at Bank of America Stadium.
“I said to the guys before the game that this was a must win, and it really was,” offensive tackle Jordan Gross said. “We couldn’t go 0-2 to start this season off and lose at home, and lose to the Saints again. Their team has been successful the past few seasons. To set a new standard around here we had to beat them.”
Last week, the running game was anemic in Tampa. This week, the Panthers had a 2-to-1, run-pass ratio against the Saints, with 41 rushes and 20 passes. Each member of the Panthers’ backfield scored a touchdown.
Carolina Panthers running Back Jonathan Stewart returned to the line-up, rushing 11 times for 51 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Photo courtesy David T. Foster/Charlotte Obse...
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Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell has nine catches for 155 yards and a score through two games.Fantasy Spin:LaFell is a solid complement to Steve Smith and it appears he's going to factor heavily in Carolina's offense this season. He should provide consistent flex-worthy numbers.
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The NFL has reportedly pulled side judge Brian Stropolo from working the Saints-Panthers game on Sunday because he is a known Saints fan.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is expected to play today, barring any setbacks.
Barring an unforeseen setback, Panthers expect WR Steve Smith to play today vs. the Saints.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2012
Smith has been dealing with a knee injury over the course of this past week.
The Panthers will certainly need all decks on hand when they welcome the New Orleans Saints to town on Sunday. Currently, the team has several key players on the fence for this critical Week 2 matchup.
Offense: Running back Jonathan Stewart, who was sorely missed against the Buccaneers last Sunday, remains questionable with an ankle sprain. Wide receiver Steve Smith is also...
Carolina halfback Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is expected to play Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Fantasy Spin:Stewart will test his ankle during pregame warm-ups before a final decision is made on his status for Week 2 but he should play. We would hold off on starting any Panthers running backs, however, since Stewart and DeAngelo Williams will split carries as usual...
Cam Newton talked all week about how much better the Carolina Panthers were on offense then they showed in their season opener. He proved it on Sunday.
There were a lot of firsts for the Carolina Panthers in their 35-27 victory against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Ron Rivera and Cam Newton were triumphant over the Saints for the first time since the pair started a new era in Charlotte last season. Newton also rushed for a career-high 71 yards on 13 carries. Charles Godfrey scored a touchdown for the first time in his five...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers collapsed late on defense, while the Carolina Panthers hung 35 on a staggering New Orleans squad.
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Eli Manning threw for the eighth most yards in NFL history against the Bucs, but 510 yards passing is simply unheard of these days.
That in itself sounds odd since this ha become a passing league where signal-callers throw for 350-plus yards passing every single week.
After the year’s we saw from Manning, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers...
N.Y. Giants at Carolina Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. - TV: NFL Network *TV announcers: Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan *Keys to the game: Slow starts and self-inflicted wounds, chronic issues for the Giants in 2011, knocked offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride out of a comfort zone again last week. And losing RB Ahmad Bradshaw ...