The Carolina Panthers may have a big-time win streak going, but they’re about to face off with the win streak of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some may not consider that much of a challenge still, but the Panthers are hurting in some big ways.
Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers will be without three starters for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, including defensive end Charles Johnson.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says an MRI on defensive end Charles Johnson’s right knee revealed no torn ligaments. Johnson has a sprained knee.
The Panthers have allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL, the second-fewest yards and have forced 21 turnovers this season. And now they’re figuring out how to win close games.
The Carolina Panthers have firm control of second place in the NFC South and they are looking to keep pace with the first-place New Orleans Saints. This weekend, the Panthers could knock the Atlanta Falcons even further into third place and they’re just healthy enough to do it.
Cam Newton sacked seven times, picked off three more as Panthers offense and defense sputter to a 1-3 record.
After three games one thing is clear, Carolina is playing well on both sides of the ball, but the Panthers defense has emerged as one of the NFL’s best.
Carolina lost to a strong Seattle Seahawks team 12-7 on Sunday and here is why Panthers fans shouldn’t panic heading into next week’s game against Buffalo.
Hitting To All Fields: Bigger Blowout – Duke Over UNC Or Deadspin.com Over Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson?
What was the bigger blow-out: Duke over North Carolina in Chapel Hill or Deadspin.com’s exposé of Panthers’ owner Jerry Richardson?
The Panthers did what they had to and that was beat the Saints to sweep the season series, but was it enough to save Ron Rivera’s job as head coach? Only owner Jerry Richardson knows what will happen next but if Sunday was indeed Rivera’s last call his team didn’t lay down on him.