History is already against Carolina making the playoffs after a 0-2 start, but a win could put everyone back in good spirits.
New York hopes to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1996 when they kick off against Carolina (0-2) on Sunday.
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!
The Drive Tuesday 12-4-12 -Archie Manning talks with The Drive about last nights Monday Night Football game in Washington, the SEC Championship game, and we get the finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of The […]
Ten down, six to go and the Panthers nightmarish season is mercifully over. It’s good to know that on this day of giving thanks there will be three games on the tube and the Cats will not be one of those competing, meaning the use of antacids will be greatly reduced.
Special teams coordinator Brian Murphy is the latest member of the Panthers to be shown the door, so it is a pretty good bet there will be more to follow. So as long as everyone is being “evaluated,” isn’t it time to look at those who run the offense for the defensive-minded head coach, Ron Rivera?
It is safe to say that the mere mention of the word Manning around the water cooler these days might just get you uninvited to the Christmas Party after Peyton duplicated what his younger brother Eli did a number of weeks back, hang 36 points and a loss on the Panthers. Even with six prior losses, this might just be Carolina’s low point of 2012.
Phil Simms answers questions about the state of the NFL after seven weeks.
Can Newton has a lot of growing up to do both on and off the field. The Panthers’ quarterback stumbled in the loss to the Giants on Thursday, then bumbled his way through an awkward post-game press conference showing a lack of maturity in each case.
This was not the way to make a first impression. Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers let a banged up New York Giants team walk all over them on their own home turf in their first appearance on Thursday Night Football.