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While Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes a strong finish is crucial for his team's confidence heading into next season, he's not sure if winning three of the last four games will be enough to save his job.
Rivera says ''I think we have to keep going,'' adding it's vital the Panthers beat Oakland and New Orleans to finish 7-9.
Carolina (5-9) enjoyed its first blowout win Sunday, crushing San Diego 31-7. That came one week after a decisive 30-20 upset win over Atlanta.
Rivera was told by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson after a 1-5 start this season the team needs to be ''trending upward'' for him to keep his job.
Rivera says ''this isn't about a couple of good wins or emotional wins. It's about the whole body of work.''
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Frustrated Panthers fans have taken out a full-page ad in Monday’s Charlotte Observer in which they accuse the team's owner of perpetrating a pyramid scheme.
Football fans are a unquie breed. We can deal with our team’s best and worst of times.
But when the worst hits epic lows due to mismanagement, there will be a very public outcry.
Billboards, magazine ads and viral internet campaigns have been used for various franchises.
A group of Carolina Panthers lifers, took out an ad in the team’s local newspaper The Charlotte Observer...
Whether he cost you a fantasy football championship or has run your favorite team into the ground, everyone has an opinion on which coach should be sent his marching papers after this year. Late season rallies by the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys may save Ron Rivera and Jason Garrett their jobs (though seriously, who ices their own kicker?), but in a league that is only interested...
Ron Rivera must think hes morphed into Bill Murray and is smack dab in the middle of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.
But instead of Andie McDowell and Chris Elliott, hes teaming with Cam Newton and the rest of the Carolina Panthers in a season that is eerily similar to what transpired last fall.
In Riveras first year at the helm in 2011, also Newtons rookie campaign, the Panthers...
No doubt a dedicated bunch, Panthers fanatics have followed in the footsteps of center Ryan Kalil, who in July took out a full-page newspaper ad guaranteeing a Super Bowl.
Same newspaper, same length. The only difference? They went in the completely opposite direction.
A group of Panthers fans, calling themselves the “Perturbed Panthers PSL Owners Federation," bought a...
People in Charlotte love to buy space in the newspaper. Back in July, Panthers center Ryan Kalil bought a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer, promising Panthers fans a Super Bowl victory this year. That hasn’t worked out so well. Especially with Kaili on IR since October with a foot injury. Now a group [...]
The Carolina Panthers have ruled running back Jonathan
Stewart out for today’s contest against the San Diego Chargers, while wide
receiver Brandon LaFell and linebacker James Anderson are questionable to play.
Stewart has been sidelined since sustaining an ankle injury during
a Nov. 26 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back missed
practice all week and has...
SAN DIEGO -- Mike Tolbert came back to San Diego with his touchdown dance intact and "a whole bag of chips" on his shoulder, and helped assure that the Chargers will miss the playoffs for the third straight season.
Tolbert scored twice against his former team and DeAngelo Williams turned a tipped pass from Cam Newton into a 45-yard touchdown reception to lead the Carolina...
There are no more false hopes surrounding the hapless San Diego Chargers.
Done in by Mike Tolbert, one of the many players authoritarian general manager A.J. Smith has allowed to leave over the years, the Chargers were eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year in a dismal 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The Chargers (5-9) clinched their first...
The Carolina Panthers will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Scheduled for a 4:05 pm EST kickoff this game will air on FOX from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
Both teams could look quite different next season. Reports suggest that Chargers coach Norv Turner is set to be fired along with general manager AJ Smith. The Panthers have already made a move to replace their...
The Carolina Panthers "Chargers East" embarrassed the San Diego Chargers, 31-7 on Sunday. San Diego has been on a downward spiral since the week six Monday Night Football "double-header" versus Denver by losing to Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Denver (again), Baltimore, and Cincinnati. The team has only bested Kansas City (really, who hasn't), and, frankly, surprised...