Found November 20, 2011 on Charlotte Observer:
NotesFor a unit that has endured its share of criticism this season, the Panthers' special teams unit fared better in Detroit with the highlight being rookie Kealoha Pilares' 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Newton does a smart thing

Cam Newton saw on second down that he couldn't make a play, so he simply scrambled to his right for a 3-yard gain and got out of bounds with 15 seconds left. Then, on third-and-7, he found Legedu Naanee for a gain of about six. Gotta appreciate the effort these Panthers receivers are giving to

Dan Connor out vs. Lions

DETROIT The Panthers' injury issues at linebacker just seem to keep getting worse. Middle linebacker Dan Connor, who sustained a neck/shoulder stinger last week vs. Tennessee, is inactive for today's game at Detroit. Jordan Senn is expected to start in Connor's place. He would become the eighth linebacker to start for the Panthers this season. Carolina has three linebackers...

Panthers Kealoha Pilares earns NFC special teams nod

(By Joe Person, Panthers rookie Kealoha Pilares was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week after his team-record, 101-yard kickoff return in a 49-35 loss to Detroit, the Panthers announced Tuesday.Pilares, a fifth-round pick from Hawaii, notched the Panthers' first kickoff return for a score since Rod "He Hate Me" Smart went...

Panthers inactives for today's game

Per the Carolina Panthers' Twitter page (@Panthers): QB Jimmy Clausen, CB Brandon Hogan, LB Jason Phillips, LB Dan Connor, OT Lee Ziemba, TE Jeremy Shockey, DT Frank Kearse

Panthers TE Shockey ruled out for Lions game

Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey did not make the trip to Detroit and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Fireside Chat, Week 11: Lions vs. Carolina Panthers

Not for the first time, but for the first time in a long time, I went big-time with the Fireside Chat: VIDEO. Congrats to @appajack for winning the TLiW Thanksgiving Twitter contest! As always, if you like what you hear, subscribe to the Fireside Chat on iTunes (and rate it highly, if you wouldn’t mind).

Panthers' Johnson to have MRI on shoulder

Coach Ron Rivera says Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will need an MRI on his injured shoulder and linebacker Omar Gaither has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

Three Cups Deep: Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers

This season has been full of incredible moments, wonderful memories, and harbingers of success. My faith in this team, its players, its coaches, and its leaders has been converted with almost-perfect success into reality; my bold predictions and ludicrous claims have—almost without fail—come true. This team’s play has cashed nearly every check this blog has written. The ridiculous...

Grades: Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35

(By Joseph Person, D QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton reverted to his preseason form - throwing high, throwing wild, looking erratic. The rookie threw a career-high four interceptions, though the Lions' rush contributed to two of them. Newton accounted for three TDs, two rushing.B RUNNING BACKS: DeAngelo Williams had his best game in a month, making sharp...

Drive-by-drive analysis for Carolina Panthers versus Detroit Lions

We'll be providing live, drive-by-drive observations and analysis from our seat in the press box as the Detroit Lions host the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina Panthers @ Detroit Lions: 2nd quarter running diary

I haven't pushed the panic button yet, despite my being ready to do so. 2nd and short from from the 29...SMITH INTO THE SECONDARY! He's dragged down 46 yards later at the Panthers' 29! The Kevin Smith show's a screen...and he has a WALL! TOUCHDOWN! Just like that, it's a 10-7 game! Smith had 71 of the 80 yards on the drive! I had no idea...
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