Posted November 01, 2011 on
Olindo Mare is kicking himself after failing to kick the game-tying field goal against the Vikings. The Panthers found plenty of other holes with their game, like their run defense, keeping their offense on the field in the second half and consistently stopping Jared Allen.

Teammates defend Panthers kicker Mare

CHARLOTTE, NC Entering Sunday's game, in nearly 14-12 seasons as a placekicker in the NFL, Olindo Mare had converted 81.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, including 90 percent from less than 40 yards. But on Sunday, the reliable Carolina Panthers veteran botched a 31-yard attempt with 26 seconds left, allowing the Minnesota Vikings to escape with a 24-21 victory. Mare was...

Mare miss gives Minny second win

The Vikings have gotten their first ever victory in Charlotte.  And they can thank Olindo Mare for it. Mare shanked a 31-yard field goal attempt late in regulation, sending the kick from the right hashmark just to the outside of the left upright. After falling behind 21-14 in the second half, the Vikings forced another…

'Off the mark' sums up season for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Olindo Mare's 31-yard, game-tying field goal attempt went sailing wide left on a sunny Sunday...

Minnesota Vikings 24, Carolina Panthers 21

Olindo Mare missed a 31-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in the game, sealing the Panthers’ fate yesterday!  Cam Newton had another sold game as he completed 22 of 35 passes for 290 yards with 3 TD passes and 0 INTs.  He also carried the ball 6 times for 53 yards (8.8 ypc) in this game.  Newton wasn’t perfect though as he did lose two fumbles that were costly.  Jonathan...

Vikings 24, Panthers 21

The Minnesota Vikings survived a late missed field goal Carolina's Olindo Mare and beat the Panthers 24-21 at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. Mare missed the 31-yard attempt wide the the left with 29 seconds remaining after the Panthers (2-6) had driven from their 24 to the Vikings 13. Minnesota (2-6) had taken the lead on a 31-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell with 2:43 remaining...

Angry villagers, pull back your pitchforks

(By Tom Sorensen, I have a great idea. For Halloween we dress as angry villagers, with torches and everything, and we storm Olindo Mare.Too much of a cliché? OK, how about we print signs, don't take a shower, don't wash our clothes and occupy Mare.

NFC South 4PM update

As I have said all year, I dont believe the Saints or the Falcons are that good this year compared to last. Today that was proven, as the St. Louis Rams have UPSET the Saints 31-21. It was 24-0 at one point in the game, and 7 of the Saints points were on a defensive score.In other NFC South news, the Carolina Panthers lost to Minnesota when Olindo Mare missed a short FG attempt that...

Frustrated Panthers enter the bye week at 2-6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Even for a Panthers team accustomed to losing late leads, Sunday's 24-21 setback to the Minnesota Vikings was a new low. Carolina coach Ron Rivera tried to console Olindo Mare after everyone else had cleared out of the Panthers locker room Sunday, walking with his arm around the shoulders of the kicker who had missed a potential game-tying 31-yard field...
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