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Are the Carolina Panthers one of those teams that likes to trust their defense to start off a game and defer to the second half after winning the coin toss? Or do they like putting the ball in the hands of Cam Newton right away to set the tone for the rest of the game? Had they won a single coin toss this season, we might be able to answer that question.
The Panthers have lost 12 coin tosses this season, including each one at the start of their 11 games and one at the beginning of their overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a couple weeks back. Since the team is having absolutely no luck calling the toss in the air, Carolina is asking the fans to make the call this weekend when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
By liking the Carolina Panthers on Facebook, fans can vote for whether the team should call “heads” or “tails” before their game against the Chiefs on Sunday. The fans are currently in favor of heads, which has received 51% of the vote.
The odds of losing 12 straight coin tosses when you have a 50% chance of winning each one are astonishing, but it’s not the first time we have seen something like this happen. Remember when this unlucky team dealt with the same misfortune almost exactly a year ago? Give the Panthers credit for turning their bad luck into a marketing campaign.
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Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is doubtful
to play this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing a week of
practice due to an ankle injury.
Stewart is dealing with injuries to both of his ankles; a
high ankle sprain in his left and a more generic sprain in his right. He’s
doubtful and most expect him to be sidelined against the Chiefs. The
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart re-injured his right ankle Monday night versus the Eagles in addition to suffering a high-ankle sprain to his left ankle. SOURCE: Joe Person, Charlotte ObserverFantasy Spin:Stewart missed two of the first three games this season after spraining his right ankle during the preseason. Now he's dealing with two sore ankles and hasn't practiced...
When you have lost 12 coin tosses this season things are bad. By nature the coin toss gives a team a 50% chance of winning, yet the Carolina Panthers have lost on each of them to start their 11 game this season as well as losing out on one in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Instead of taking an 0-for-13 the Panthers have sought the help from its fans to choose for Sunday’s game...
The Carolina Panthers turned to their fans via Facebook and Reddit yesterday for advice on how to call the team’s next coin flip as the team is 0-13 (including one overtime) on the toss this season. Much like trying to remember if it’s “liquor before beer, have no fear” or “beer before liquor, never sicker” six drinks into a bender, the captains of the Panthers seem to...
Panthers starting running back Jonathan Stewart was listed doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Chiefs but he will not play.
Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports Stewart did not make the trip with the team. He suffered a high ankle sprain on his left ankle and did not practice all week.
As expected, DeAngelo Williams will get the start on Sunday. Source...
Last week: 29 (+4)
Net points per drive: -0.46 (25th)
DVOA: -4.4% (19th)
Weighted DVOA: -4.2% (19th)
Tier 6: Not going to make the playoffs, but they can pull some upsets down the stretch
QB Cam Newton: 18 of 28 for 306 yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 drops, 100.2 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 13 of 34 drop backs (2 sacks, 3 scrambles, 5 of 8, 1 drop), rushed for 52...
Carolina Panthers (3-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-10)
Obviously, I can’t do this write up without mentioning the tragedy that happened Saturday Morning. Early Saturday morning, Chiefs’ starting middle linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend at their house and then came to the Chiefs’ practice facility and committed suicide in front of several teammates and coaches,...
Despite today's tragedy involving Jovan Belcher's apparent homicide, suicide, the NFL has advised the Carolina Panthers to make the trip to Kansas City as planned according to Joe Person.
Considering the NFL's history of canceling games only in the most extreme of circumstances, it's unsurprising that this game will be played, although it seems surprising that...
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is doubtful for the Sunday's game with the Kansas City Chiefs because of an ankle injury.
Stewart left in the third quarter of Monday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles with the injury and did not return to the game. The five-year pro did not participate in practice this week.
Defensive end Antwan Applewhite (hamstring) is considered...
The NFL’s week 13 MNF matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles put the spotlight on a pair of 3-8 teams who are headed towards empty postseasons. For the Carolina Panthers, they appear to be an organization that will look to shuffle the deck once more this offseason. They pulled the plug on longtime General Manager Marty Hurney several weeks ago and...
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton earned his second career NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors this week after his performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Monday Night Football."
Newton went 18-of-28 for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 30-22 win against the Eagles. He also ran for a team-high 52 yards and two scores, accouting for all four...
As scheduled, Kansas City will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday after discussions between the league office, Romeo Crennel and team captains determined the game should be played.
Two people with knowledge of the decision to play the game as scheduled told USA TODAY Sports that there were no dissenting voices. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt discussed the issue with NFL Commissioner...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been the target of a ton of criticism this season. Much of it has been warranted, some of it has not. Whether or not he deserves the latest heat that ESPN’s Rick Reilly put on him is open for debate.
On Tuesday, Reilly tweeted that Newton held up the Panthers team bus after their win over the Eagles on Monday night — something he also...