Panthers' offense falls flat in preseason loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  -- Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasn't sure how long his offensive starters would play in the final preseason game next week until he saw them against New England on Friday night. It took Rivera all of five series to realize that star quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers first-team offense need more time to jell. Newton was sacked three times, and left briefly...
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Panthers' offense falls flat in preseason loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  -- Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasn't sure how long his offensive starters would play in the final preseason game next week until he saw them against New England on Friday night. It took Rivera all of five series to realize that star quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers first-team offense need more time to jell. Newton was sacked three times, and left briefly...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton suffered back contusion

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a back contusion during Friday night’s preseason game against the Patriots. Cam Newton got x-rays during the second half. Came back negative. Has a contusion in the middle of his back. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 23, 2014 At least it’s not Newton’s surgically repaired ankle.  I’m sure he’ll be fine. var ACE_AR...
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Panthers Come Up Lifeless in Loss to New England

With his team coming off a short week, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera admitted there wouldn’t be much of a gameplan for their Friday night matchup with New England. He wasn’t lying.In a performance that seemingly pitted the Panthers’ offense against the Panthers’ defense in a battle of which unit could stink up Gillette Stadium more, Rivera’s boys suffered a 30...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Carolina Panthers: at New England Patriots

Only five days after facing one of the toughest defenses in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers are back on the field to face another tough team in the New England Patriots tonight in the team’s third preseason game, 7:30 EST at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. “They’re a team you use as a measuring stick,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “It is a very good offense, very good defense...
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Like Cam Newton in 2011, its Open (pre) Season on Johnny Manziel

It is officially open season on Johnny Manziel. Go ahead. Take your shots. Shoot your takes. Everyone else is doing it. He’s a petulant child. He is too entitled. His attitude needs to change. He parties too much and values his personal life more than his honing his craft. We’ve heard it all. By now you know that the Browns lightning rod of a rookie Quarterback lost the latest...
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Three things the New England Patriots third preseason game can tell us

Tonight will be the closest thing to real football any of us will watch until the regular season kicks off: the magical third preseason game. This is the week of the preseason when the starters get their most extensive work in, playing for at least one full half. Last night in Philadelphia, the Steelers let Ben Roethlisberger stay in deep into the third quarter. Tonight, the Carolina...
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Fantasy Preview: Greg Olsen Will Be a Top 10 Tight End

The Carolina Panthers cleaned house during the NFL off-season and pretty much took most of Cam Newton's targets away. Due to this fact, the Panthers appear slim in fantasy value overall.In reviewing numerous projections from fantasy experts, there is a trend that actually is surprising. The Panthers version of "Steady Eddie", Greg Olsen, is slipping down the tight end...
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Cam Newton Visits HS QB Who Suffered Brain Injury In Accident

While the name “Scam Newton” may haunt his past, no one can deny the charity Cam Newton does. He’s actively making kids wishes come true and the loudest teammate cheering. A young QB who committed to Georgia Tech, Jaylend Ratclif, recently suffered a brain injury after a  ATV accident on July 30th. Jaylend at first wasn’t recovering well but now seems to be making a great...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are any Carolina Panthers among the top-5 on the hot seat right now?

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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Cam Newton Surprises Georgia Tech Recruit Recovering From Serious Brain Injury

Jaylend Ratliffe, a 3-star dual-threat QB recruit committed to Georgia Tech, suffered a serious brain injury following an ATV accident on July 30th. Following a couple weeks of surgery and dwindling optimism for a full recovery, the Scotland County player began making tremendous strides and appears headed in the right direction, although the road remains long. Ratliffe, recovering...
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The Carolina Panthers don’t need to call Tim Tebow, but these 10 teams should

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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Cam Newton to play first half of preseason Week 3

Panthers Coach Ron Rivera plans to play Cam Newton and the rest of his starters for the first half of Friday's exhibition at New England. (Charlotte Observer)Fantasy Impact: After playing in five series last Sunday, Cam is expected to get a whole half of snaps this Friday against the Patriots. This should be considered a natural progression for Cam as he makes his way back...
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NFL Training Camp Preview: Carolina Panthers

The TSB NFL Training Camp Previews continues look at the NFC South by making a trip to Charlotte. Maybe the biggest surprise of the season happened last year in Carolina as a Quarterback came into his own and the defense become one to be reckoned with. A humbling loss in the playoffs on top of a very turbulent off-season has people wondering if last year will be a one off or whether...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton holds steady in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning and Cam Newton Star in Gatorade Ads

With the NFL season still on the horizon the news has slowly been picking up. Still, the dog days of summer are the only thing in between us and the 2014 season. Other than roster cuts, trades and Johnny Manziel flipping off the Washington Redskins bench, it’s been a pretty dry off-season. Luckily, the NFL’s “Most likely to be a Stand-Up Comedian” and the 4th best QB in Jacob...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The Carolina Panthers

Note: This piece was originally written on July 15th by Justin Mandaro and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2014 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. In almost twenty years of existence the Carolina Panthers have only had a winning record five times. Notwithstanding their 12 – 4 record...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayo: Discipline name of the game against Newton

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe New England Patriots defense looked pedestrian at the hands of Cam Newton and Carolina Panthers offense last year.With some help from current Pats receiver Brandon LaFell, Newton lit up New England's unit for three touchdowns, going 19-for-28 in the process, and also added 62 yards on the ground. He kept the defense on its heels and guessing for most of the...
Via AFC East Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Panthers QB Cam Newton’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Newton encouraged after rusty start to preseason debut

CHARLOTTE -- In his first preseason game after having offseason ankle surgery, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was both happy and rather disgusted with his performance in his team's 28-16 victory over Kansas City Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium. Overall, Newton played five series and finished 4 of 9 for 65 passing yards. He was sacked twice, had an interception...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Observations from the Carolina Panthers-Kansas City Chiefs preseason game

Watching Sunday night’s preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs, I had a three specific things I was looking for—the play of the secondary, how Cam Newton would play in his first action following surgery and how the passing game would work, and finally the play of the offensive line. 1. The Secondary Overall, I was pleased with how the unit played...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Top Chiefs in Newton's Return

If this football thing doesn’t end up panning out for Cam Newton, he can always transition pretty well into the housecleaning business. In his first game since having offseason ankle injury, Carolina’s superstar quarterback was able to knock off the proverbial dust rather quickly and help lead the Panthers to a 28-16 over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.Newton, who began the night...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Target hogs: The Carolina Panthers receiver conundrum

Editor’s note: This is part three of an eight-part series where we will look at each team’s receiving core by division and analyze which receiver will be the favorite for most targets. As fantasy owners know, targets are a crucial part of success for fantasy receivers. This week covers the NFC South.     2013 Carolina Panthers Record: 12-4 Quarterback: Cam Newton Most...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from surgery, QB Cam Newton leads Panthers over Chiefs

  Cam Newton made a successful return following ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two touchdowns and the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 on Sunday night. Newton completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards and led a pair of touchdown drives in the preseason game before exiting late in the second quarter with Carolina (1-1) up 14-6. Stewart ran for 26 yards on four...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Primer: Preseason Week 2 vs. Kansas City

Preseason Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) vs. Carolina Panthers (0-1)Sunday, August 17th, 2014Bank of America Stadium Time: 8:00 PM ETTV: FOX (NFL Network replay on Tuesday at 1 PM)Weather: (Party Cloudy) 83° F with 0% chance of rain and 4 MPH winds SW at kickoffLast Week’s Results:Carolina: Loss vs. Buffalo Bills (20-18)Kansas City: Win vs. Cincinnati (41-39)What to Watch for...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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