Archive for the ‘Carolina Panthers’ Category

Rodgers set to return for pivotal game vs. Panthers

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Rodgers' return overshadows anything the Panthers (9-4) have to offer this week even though Carolina is tied with the New Orleans Saints for first place in the NFL South. "In his mind, he's ready to go," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. The Packers clearly are willing to turn to Rodgers, who has been one of the league's most productive quarterbacks in recent seasons.

Roberto Aguayo got heave-ho from Carolina Panthers

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The epitaph for one of the most bizarre descents into irrelevancy for a kicker in NFL history may have been written Tuesday when the Carolina Panthers waived kicker Roberto Aguayo. Three years ago, Aguayo was the most polished kicker to enter the draft in a decade. As the NFL was moving the extra point back to the 17-yard line, Aguayo was a hot commodity after converting all 198 of his extra point kicks in a high pressure environment at Florida State.

Mike McCarthy won’t commit to Aaron Rodgers returning this week

Monday, December 11th, 2017

While the world assumes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return this week, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wanted everyone to slow down a bit. McCarthy said Rodgers, who broke his collarbone earlier this season but recently returned to practice, still has to undergo more tests before a decision is made on his return. Football coaches can suck the life out of anything, and perhaps McCarthy is sandbagging even though he knows Rodgers will play.

Newton jokes about being in third gear on 62-yard run

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton joked that he was in third gear on his crucial 62-yard run in the win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game winning streak with a 31-24 victory Sunday. Cam Newton threw for 137 yards and a touchdown and ran for 75 yards as the Panthers (9-4) racked up 216 yards on the ground against the league's No. 2 ranked defense to pull even with the Saints atop the NFC South standings. Carolina sacked Case Keenum six times and forced three turnovers to keep the Vikings (10-3) from clinching the NFC North division title. After the Panthers squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead, Newton broke free of the pocket and raced 62 yards for a key first down with 2 minutes remaining. Stewart scored

Keenum, Vikings can clinch NFC North with win over Panthers

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Case Keenum's improbable season has the Minnesota Vikings thinking playoffs. Keenum entered the league as an undrafted rookie in 2012, one year after Cam Newton made a splash as the No. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers. While the two quarterbacks have taken dramatically different paths, it is Keenum who has the Vikings positioned to win the NFC North - and perhaps even earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Vikings, Panthers focus on each other, not standings

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings are trending toward one of the top spots in the NFC, but the Carolina Panthers haven't given up on that thought either. The Vikings (10-2) are contending for a spot that could result in home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We've got four games left," Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said.

What’s the ideal Super Bowl matchup?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

It’s a travesty that DeAndre Hopkins is having an otherworldly season despite Tom Savage throwing him the ball on a Houston Texans team going nowhere. It’s also a travesty that the Carolina Panthers have basically given Cam Newton practically nobody to throw to aside from Devin Funchess, who isn’t exactly an All-Pro.

Saints again ride dynamic Kamara to victory

Monday, December 4th, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't ready to ask rookie running back Alvin Kamara to stop trying to hurdle defenders. He has but one request. ''Please land on your feet and not your head,'' Brees said. Kamara landed head-first when

Saints again ride dynamic Kamara to victory

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't ready to ask rookie running back Alvin Kamara to stop trying to hurdle defenders. "Please land on your feet and not your head," Brees said. Kamara landed head-first when he tried to soar over a Carolina Panthers tackler on Sunday — but only after a game-sealing 22-yard gain on a third-and-10 play in the final minutes.