Found October 31, 2013 on Fox Sports:
I got in a heated argument with a friend this week -- about the Carolina Panthers. This friend is not a fan of any NFC South team, isn't passionate about the league's scheduling intricacies and isn't someone who criticized Cam Newton for having a "fake smile" before the 2011 NFL Draft. He's got no real dog in the fight. But he said something that really bothered me this week. He said the same thing I'm hearing a lot of places that just drives me up a wall. "The Panthers haven't beaten anyone." Oh, I hate that. HATE. I don't hate many things. Seriously. I don't hate traffic. I don't hate rainy days without the umbrella. And I don't hate when my friends talk about "Game of Thrones" -- a show I've never seen -- all the freaking time. But I hate the "Panthers haven't played anybody" thing. Why? Because winning in the NFL is hard. Really hard. And when you actually go out and win games -- that...

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All of a sudden the Carolina Panthers are in the NFC playoff race.After a grim 1-3 start to the season they found their feet and put together a three game winning streak to bring them to a much more respectable 4-3, in fact in their last five games the Panthers are 4-1.Who would have thought that at this point of the season from the NFC South the Panthers would have a better shot...

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Mike Shula, continuity paying off for Carolina Panthers’ offense

When Mike Shula met with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera to interview for the offensive coordinator job in January, he didn’t do a PowerPoint presentation or slap any pie charts on the table. The only thing Shula brought to the meeting was the playbook – and his vision for what portions of it he would highlight if he were hired to replace Rob Chudzinski. Rivera liked Shula’s...

Free Money: Week 9

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Line: Panthers (-7.5) | Total: 44 | Money line: Panthers (-360) Falcons (+280) The Panthers are winners of three in a row and four of their last five games. Cam Newton is taking care of the football, not turning it over in his teams four wins. The Falcons are decimated ...

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The Carolina Panthers are gaining momentum and proving that they have not given up on the idea of making it into the playoffs. The 4-3 Panthers are ranked 2nd in the NFC South, behind the 6-1 New Orleans Saints. Both, the Panthers and the Saints are 4-1 in their last five games. Third down conversions will once again be the Panthers' key to victory.  The Panthers' offense...'s Week 9 NFL cheat sheet

I got in a heated argument with a friend this week ... about the Carolina Panthers. This friend is not a fan of any NFC South team, isnt passionate about the leagues scheduling intricacies and isnt someone who criticized Cam Newton for having a fake smile before the 2011 NFL Draft. Hes got no real dog in the fight. But he said something that really bothered me this week. He said...
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