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Cam Has The Weapons

Right before I started choking like Tony Romo on a piece of fried chicken, we were debating if the Panthers have enough weapons for Cam to win. And, my answer is yes.

Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan–08/07/2013

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Brandon LaFell Discusses Ron Rivera Returning

Mac Attack 1/09/13:Panthers WR Brandon LaFell joined Mac to discuss the strong finish to the season and the announcement that Ron Rivera would return next season as Head Coach

Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan–01/09/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 25: Darius Butler #27 of the Carolina Panthers gets up from the wet turf during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Bank of America Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Disappointing Season Ends With Flourish So Panthers Have A Lot To Look Forward To In 2013

When a bad season is over it is said to have ended mercifully, but in the case of the Panthers there is a real sense that the best is yet to come despite a 7-9 record. Cam Newton may have come of age in a single 60 minutes of play while head coach Ron Rivera gave his boss, Jerry Richardson, something to think about when it comes to his job. Happy New Year, Panthers’ fans!

Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan–01/01/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23: New Orleans Saints' fans cheer as the Saints host the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Health Wise, Saints Lose Two Starters While Panthers Should Be All-In For Season Finale

For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Panthers will close out the season against the division rival Saints, and the only thing on the line for either club is to finish on a positive note. Carolina desperately wants to surpass last year’s win total while New Orleans, disappointed that they will miss the postseason for the first time since 2008, is looking to go 8-8.

CBS Charlotte–12/29/2012

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders and Willie Colon #74 of the Pittsburgh Steelers get tangled up in a fight during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Without Seymour, Raiders Left Defenseless Against ‘Healthier’ Panthers

Defense has not been a trademark of the 2012 Raiders, having given up 402 points in 14 games, so it will be no surprise if they add to that inflated number this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour has somehow stayed on the active roster all season, despite missing the last six contests, and he will be out again when his team tries to slow down the recharged Panthers.

12/22/2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Three Walter Payton Man of the Year trophies for Linebacker London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins, guard Brian Watters #54 of the Kansas City Chiefs, and wide receiver Mike Furrey #87 of the Cleveland Browns sit alongside the Walter Payton Man of the Year Trophy (2nd R) during the Walter Payton Man of the Year Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis Gets Walter Payton Award Nod, Practice News And Notes

The Panthers are riding the kind of natural high associated with their first winning streak of the season, and one player has been instrumental in that success. Thomas Davis has come back from injuries that would have sent others into retirement, and along with his off-field charity and volunteer work, he now has the honor of being the Panthers’ nominee for a very significant award named after an NFL legend.

12/20/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball as Cullen Jenkins #97 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends on November 26, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Trying To Stay Playoff Relevant, Chargers Could Be Getting Hobbled Panthers At Right Time

The way they have been playing of late the Panthers were probably looking forward to taking on the reeling Chargers. That is, until the Friday injury report put them behind the eight-ball with eight starters on it, three definitely out and possibly two more ready to join them.

12/15/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Tight end Tony Moeaki #81 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass for a first down against linebacker Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers during the second half on December 2, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City defeated Carolina 27-21. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

The Tackle According To Luke: Panthers Kuechly Cops NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

In a season chocked full of rookie sensations, one is rapidly climbing the Defensive Rookie of the Year ladder. Linebacker Luke Kuechly leads the league in tackles, just like he led the nation at Boston College, and despite the Panthers losing record, he could get serious consideration for the top first year player award. Carolina is also knee deep in players on injured reserve.

12/13/2012

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Ron Rivera Needs To Be Told He Will Return As Panthers Head Coach For 2013

What is more important: How you begin or how you finish? For head coach Ron Rivera, the Panthers have begun to turn things around, but is it too late to keep his job beyond 2012. Over the last half-dozen games, Carolina is a .500 club and deserves a commitment for at least one more year from owner Jerry Richardson.

12/12/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball as Cullen Jenkins #97 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends on November 26, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Injuries Force Panthers To Do More Shuffling Against Healthy Falcons

In a season filled with injuries, the Panthers are very used to saying, “Next man up.” This week is no different as they have to replace their number one back and number two receiver as they host the 11-1 Falcons who are in a lot better shape, physically.

12/08/2012

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