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The key players on the Panthers' roster will remain largely intact through the 2012 season and, in many cases, longer than that. A position-by-position analysis by Observer columnist Scott Fowler:
Quarterbacks: The electrifying Cam Newton has made the team relevant again. He's signed through the 2014 season, but expect the Panthers to use all means at their disposal (franchise tags and so on) to make sure they never let him go. Veteran backup Derek Anderson has a deal that expires at the end of this season and has enough value the Panthers will likely try to keep him. The Panthers aren't ready to throw Jimmy Clausen, the third-string quarterback, away either and plan to keep him in a backup role for the foreseeable future.
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Lost in the shuffle of looking up the dubious defensive records set by the Panthers on Sunday was this:
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley coming after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, his old Auburn teammate, late in Detroit's 49-35 win.
After one of Newton's four interceptions, Fairley started running to throw a block on Newton, who sort of side-stepped Fairley and kept...
Rookie Nick Fairley is looking forward to seeing his former teammate, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, on Sunday: The two won a national championship together last season at Auburn.
Newton scrambles six yards for the score. Panthers go for a two-point conversion and tied the game up. Newton finds Steve Smith for the conversion.
Newton led a six-play, 80-yard drive. Lions get the ball back with 4:49 left.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers learned a harsh lesson: Against the Lions, even a big lead isn't safe. Newton threw four interceptions, and Carolina squandered a 17-point advantage in a 49-35 loss at Ford Field on Sunday. The Lions outscored the Panthers, 35-8, in the second half.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions in midseason football. One team looking to rebuild and the other looking to take the next step.
The Carolina Panthers got pasted at home 30-3 last weekend by the Titans, as Cam Newton looked like the rookie that he is. The Lions also got pasted 37-13 by the Bears in Chicago last weekend. Neither team has been playing as well as they can lately, so the team that steps up will win this game. Here is a look at the matchups:
When the Panthers have the ball: If the Panthers...
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will square off against Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. Who will come out on top? Jason Horowitz and NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan break down this upcoming matchup. … [visit site to read more]Video: CBS Sports Previews Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site ...
Cam Newton's pass intended to Steve Smith falls incomplete. A first down could've been the clincher for the Panthers, considering how this game has been going.
The Carolina Panthers raced off to a 27-14 lead at the half, before the Lions exploded in the second half. The Panthers did tie the game at 35 apiece, but they just couldn’t stop the Lions the rest of the way. Cam Newton made more big plays for the Lions than he did for the Panthers today. He completed 22 of 38 passes for 280 yards with 1 TD pass and 4 INTs. He also carried...
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) D QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton reverted to his preseason form - throwing high, throwing wild, looking erratic. The rookie threw a career-high four interceptions, though the Lions' rush contributed to two of them. Newton accounted for three TDs, two rushing.B RUNNING BACKS: DeAngelo Williams had his best game in a month, making sharp...
Ford Field livens up for a key third-and-9 at the Panthers' 26. Cam Newton's pass to Steve Smith falls incomplete. Safety Chris Harris on the coverage.
FOX has the game, and have assgned the Stockton - Lynch PBP combo...again. Feels like they have become the designated Lions' broadcasters, for better or worse. Usually worse. Stockton has been showing his age, and Lynch is, well, meh.
Where's Gus Johnson when you really need hmi?
Lions start with the ball, and come out throwing. A long pass to Megatron just misses,...