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(By Ron Green Jr. and Joe Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) Just because Steve Smith's reception numbers have declined in recent weeks - he has caught five passes in the Panthers' two-game road winning streak - it's not because quarterback Cam Newton has stopped looking for him.It's a function, Newton said, of opposing teams setting their defense to limit Smith's opportunities.
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26-year old Dan Connor has not been much of a playmaker for the Panthers this year. He has played in 11 games for the Panthers so far this year and he has 56 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss. Connor has now played in 38 games in his first four years in the NFL and he has 137 tackles, 1 sack, 9 tackles for a loss, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass defensed. Connor needs to get more...
The Panthers began this week missing the entire left side of their line.
Guard Travelle Wharton returned Thursday after his lower back loosened up. By Sunday, the Panthers hope to have tackle Jordan Gross back in his usual spot, as well.
Gross is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta with a sprained ankle he sustained in the win at Tampa Bay. Gross, whose 132 starts...
The Falcons know the rematch with the Carolina Panthers could be treacherous.
The Falcons defeated the Panthers 31-17 on Oct. 16 when they intercepted rookie quarterback Cam Newton three times and running back Michael Turner rushed for 139 yards and scored two touchdowns.
"They've really done a nice job in evolving the offense over the season," Falcons coach Mike...
While recent comments by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton may have caused a stir among some, what Newton said didn't bother head coach Ron Rivera.
"To me, the thing I like about it more than anything is it's important, it really is," Rivera said. "It's the old saying that if you didn't put your heart into it, it wouldn't hurt. He does. He puts everything...
When Cam Newton said in an interview with ESPN that he needs the Panthers to get “on my level,” there was some talk that it could be viewed as an arrogant comment, and cause for resentment in the Panthers’ locker room. But it turns out that the leaders in the Panthers’ locker room agree. Panthers…
Some significant numbers for the 4-8 Panthers, winners of two straight heading into Sunday's home game against Atlanta:0 Steve Smith's 100-yard receiving games out of the past four. He had five 100-yard days in Carolina's first eight games. Still, he is tied for second in the NFL in receiving yardage (1,092).
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(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) The Panthers began this week missing the entire left side of their line.Guard Travelle Wharton returned Thursday after his lower back loosened up. By Sunday, the Panthers hope to have tackle Jordan Gross back in his usual spot as well.
Ron Rivera's fortunes are indelibly linked to Cam Newton's development in Carolina, so when the rookie quarterback issued comments urging culture change within the Panthers franchise, the coach's response was telling.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after the Panthers score against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 23, 2011. Carolina won 33-20 UPI/Nell Redmond .
Four spreads of note:
Giants +3 @ Cowboys, 8:30PM ET, Sunday
This game is the ultimate crapshoot; it could play out in a variety of different...
Michael Vick turned in a full practice Wednesday, and barring a setback to his rib injury he'll be starting in Week 14. The welcome-back matchup is a tricky one, a road game against the surging Dolphins. Most observers would have projected a Philly blowout if this game were played in the early weeks of the season; now, Miami is a three-point favorite.
Does Vick automatically...