20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

Jonathan Stewart

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after the Oakland Raiders scored a touchdown against the Chicago Bears at O.co Coliseum on November 27, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Offense Challenged Raiders Ripe For The Picking In Panther Final Home Game Of 2012

The world did not come to an end as the Mayans had predicted, so that is good news for the Panthers as they get to play a downtrodden Raiders team on Sunday to close out their home schedule. After a brutal start to the season, Carolina is one win away from matching their record from a year ago and have a chance to better it with one game remaining on the docket.

12/21/2012

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

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 09: Teammates Chris Owens #21 of the Atlanta Falcons and Thomas DeCoud #28 tackle Mike Tolbert #35 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Fullback Mike Tolbert Left Money On The Table Just To Play For The Panthers

You can call him short, stout or thick, but one thing you can’t say about Mike Tolbert is that he is greedy. The Coastal Carolina University standout reportedly left more than $1 million behind in San Diego when he signed with the Panthers as a free agent, and he could be one of the most underrated players on the team.

12/11/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 09: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons tries to tackle DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Play Their Most Complete Game Of The Season, Slowing Falcons’ Home Field March

As a season winds down, you can always count on someone saying, “If the season ended today …..,” but in the Panthers’ case, it would be “If the season STARTED today …..,” as in six weeks ago. Over that span they are 3-3 and coming off a solid win against a division rival while Cam Newton is looking more like he did last year than in the first seven games of 2012.

12/10/2012

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

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Players huddle in prayer following the Kansas City Chiefs 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Inspired Chiefs Ride Wave Of Emotions In Victory Over Panthers In Kansas City

Not many people knew what to expect when the Chiefs hosted the Panthers on Sunday, because there was nothing to compare it to, but right from the opening drive there was a sense the home team was about to play their best game of the season. And they did, despite the horrific murder-suicide that took place a little more than 24-hours earlier.

12/03/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchown with teammate Jonathan Stewart #28 in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 26, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart ‘Very Doubtful’ Against Chiefs, DeAngelo Williams Gets Nod

Head coach Ron Rivera pretty much put the kibosh on running back Jonathan Stewart being available to play in Kansas City but with the ground game the way it has been all season, quarterback Cam Newton will more than likely lead the team in rushing once again. DeAngelo Williams wilkl be hard pressed to match him yard for yard.

12/01/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09: A general view of the stadium as the fans observe the national anthem as the Baltimore Ravens prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.. The Ravens defeated the Chiefs 30-7. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It’s Next Man Up As Panthers Prepare For Chiefs In Kansas City

The Panthers have had their fair share of injuries this season, so once again they have to reach into their bag of reserves and pluck out second-year tackle Sione Fua to take over for Ron Edwards, who is gone for the season with a dislocated elbow. Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams is getting the reps while Jonathan Stewart nurses his second high ankle injury of the year.

11/29/2012

more

previous