Found November 14, 2012 on
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Last week: 29 (+0)
Last week’s loss was only their 2nd loss by more than a touchdown all year. They aren’t to be overlooked the rest of the way. Cam Newton is obviously having a major sophomore slump, but for all of their offensive struggles, they’ve been noticeably improved defensively this year. They’re allowing 3 points per game fewer than they were last year and even more impressive is that they’re doing this with Jon Beason and Chris Gamble out.
In fact, since week 6, their first game without those two, they’re allowing just 21.4 points per game, thanks to guys like Luke Kuechly and Greg Hardy breaking out. The rookie Kuechly has really improved over the last few weeks, probably because he moved back to his collegiate position of middle linebacker from the outside, and is now a defensive player of the year candidate. It’ll be interesting to see if his emergence in the middle leads to Jon Beason (owed 6.5 million in 2013) getting cut. The man who gave him that ill ad...
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While his season on the field has been a struggle, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did kick-off a student initiative program with a $150,000 donation to three schools.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers announced they've signed free agent guard Jeremy Bridges to serve as a stop-gap for their struggling offensive line. Carolina surrendered seven sacks during Sunday's 36-14 loss to the Denver Broncos, tied for the third-most allowed in team history. The 32-year-old Bridges is expected to step in and compete for a starting spot right away...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- When we last caught up with offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges three weeks ago two weeks before the Cardinals waived him it was clear he was unhappy the team had chosen to place him on injured reserve Sept. 2 with torn thumb ligaments that required surgery.
Bridges was certain he would be able to come back by midseason, and that has proven true. The Cards reached...
The Carolina Panthers' pass rush has proven to a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season.
Defensive ends Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy have combined for 15 sacks in the past six games making them the NFL's second-most productive sack tandem in the league behind only Denver's Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he wouldn't trade...
The most promising aspect of the Carolina Panthers remaining schedule is that thereisn'ta Manning left on the slate.
They have come and gone, leaving the Queen City with emphatic victories. Eli and the New York Giants took apart the Panthers 36-7 on a Thursday night in mid-September, and this past Sunday, Peyton and the Denver Broncos cashed in on defense and special teams to...
When the Carolina Panthers traveled to Tampa Bay in Week 1, the Bucs were able to escape with a 16-10 victory.This time around the Panthers will be at home which may be a bigger an advantage than you might think.Despite a very disappointing season, Carolina fans are still going out to the stadium with an attendance of 73,000 per game.The Bucs on the other hand, with a competitive...
Carolina needs so much help it’s not even funny anymore. A touchdown in the first quarter, then one for good measure in the fourth. Ho hum. Nothing much to see here except for punt returns which should not have counted and Peyton Manning’s inability to throw for more than one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. I mean, yeah, sure, the Broncos beat the Panthers by 22 points...
Students: 1525 Undergrad's
Head Coach: Mike Ayers, 25th season as head coach, 170-113-1 overall record
2012 Record: 8-2 overall, 6-2 SoCon, Co-champion of SoCon
Last Meeting vs. USC; USC won 23-13 in 2008
Famous Alumni: Jerry Richardson (Carolina Panthers Owner), Wendi Nix (ESPN Reporter), Dr. Erin Causey (Dentist)
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