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The Penalty Flag:
Carolina Panthers Charles Johnson had 0 sacks coming into Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons with the Panthers as a whole being one of the worst pass rush teams in the NFL. However Johnson exploded onto the scene in Week 4 with 3.5 sacks proving that his flirtations will being deemed a bust will have to wait for a little while longer. Sure, Johnson was a third round draft pick out of Georgia, but he also had an explosion of productivity after the loss of Julius Peppers with 11.5 sacks in 2010. Then Johnson inked a 72 million dollar contract with 32 million guaranteed with the Panthers in 2011.
So what did Johnson do in 2011 after that fat paycheck?… Read more
BEST OF MAXIM
The last few weeks have not been kind to Cam Newton.
Underwhelming performances, coupled with a woe-is-me, sulking persona, has ignited criticism from fans, media, and even his own teammates. Just a year ago, Newton was tearing up the league as a rookie phenom. Now he’s made a mockery of — in his own town, no less. He’s found out the hard way that it’s not easy playing quarterback...
Last season, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh inherited a team that hadn’t notched a winning season in almost a decade. Harbaugh took the same group of players that went 6-10 under Mike Singletary and led them to the NFC Championship. Starting quarterback Alex Smith, who many people called a first-round bust, revitalized his career with the most efficient season of his...
The Panthers believe they've found a pass rush. Now they just need to shore up their secondary.
Despite Carolina's 12 sacks on the season - including a franchise-record seven against Atlanta last Sunday - the defensive backfield remains an issue.
The Panthers are giving up 259 yards passing a game. And they allowed Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to throw for 369 yards and...
Goodbye Super-Cam, Hello Clark Kent.
This season has been quite the roller coaster ride for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Over the first four weeks of the season, Newton’s QBR has been 34.5, 88.3, 15.6, and 68.7. With 50 being the average in the QBR rating system, you can see how Cam’s numbers fluctuated week by week.
The Panthers are far from the electrifying offense...
Going for broke
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks take their number one ranked run game into NASCAR country to take on the Carolina Panthers.
This game is a tale of two beasts in the backfield that will hope to lead their teams to victory as both QB’s are having a rough go of it lately.
Matchup: Seattle vs. Carolina
Venue:Bank of America Stadium
Time: 1:05 PM (Local)
The Carolina Panthers offense will be tested when they square off with the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL’s second-ranked defense at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. Just how good has the Seahawks defense been this season? Through four games, the Seahawks have only given up an average of 14.5 points per contest. Even more impressive, Pete Carroll’s team, which has yet...
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Many are screaming borefest with this matchup, but Cam Newton against the Seattle defensive line will be a treat.
Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin can tee off on opposing tackles similar to how the Rams dismantled the Cardinals Thursday night, Newton is not exactly a dead duck in the pocket.
K.J. Wright has been an exceptional...
Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Carolina Panthers (1-3)
I love exploiting home/road discrepancies, so Seattle is one of my favorite teams to bet on. I’m 4-0 picking their games this year simply following the concept of betting on them at home and against them on the road, all 4 of which were significant plays. They are 29-14 ATS at home since 2007 and 14-29 ATS on the road. This year...