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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 27: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers acknowledges the crowd before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Panthers’ Cam Newton Believes That Motivation Is Key To Playing Out Rest Of The Season

When you are down and out and playing out the string, there is little to play for other than your job, but as far as Cam Newton is concerned, the Panthers have a lot more on the line. While it doesn’t seem like much, tying last season’s win mark would be a good way to take some of the bad taste the 2012 season will ultimately leave behind. Winning out would be a great step toward next year.

12/06/2012

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 20: Sherrod Martin #23 of the Carolina Panthers watches the action from the sidelines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Panthers 49-35. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Injury Bug Strikes Panthers Again, Cam Newton Putting Early Season Woes Behind Him

If the Panthers were to entertain a theme song for this season it might as well be David Bowie’s 1972 hit single “Changes,” because there have been so many of them on the roster. And on the subject of changes, Cam Newton has also made some, all for the better.

12/05/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Thomas Davis Won’t Win Comeback Player, But Panthers Just Happy He Came Back

On the field, Thomas Davis stares down the opposition, but off it the Panthers’ linebacker has had to stare down something much scarier: the surgeon’s knife. In two years Davis has torn an ACL three times, and despite those injuries, he has come back to play the game he loves in the town where his heart is and everyone, save his opponents, is glad he did.

CBS Charlotte–12/04/2012

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs off the field after defeating the New Orleans Saints 27-24 in overtime at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 23, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Battle Of The Cellar Dwellers: Lifeless Chiefs Host Revived Panthers At Arrowhead

It’s 3-8 against 1-10 this Sunday. This is an important game for the Panthers––a loss to the Chiefs would just about signal the end of Ron Rivera’s run as head coach. All things being equal, this is a winnable game for Carolina despite playing in Kansas City, where a lot of teams have had trouble doing just that.

11/30/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20: Ron Edwards #96 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers’ Win Against Eagles Was Costly

Eleven. That is the number of Panthers on injured reserve–an average of one per game. Now, Ron Edwards is the latest to join the not-so-exclusive club. But through it all, head coach Ron Rivera has tried to hold his team together while doing his best to help his young quarterback get through the trials and tribulations of a sophomore campaign.

11/28/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Mike Patterson #98 of the Philadelphia Eagles sacks Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 26, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cam Newton Shines On National Stage As Panthers Ground Eagles On MNF

So what if Cam Newton was the leading rusher – again? Who cares if special teams was a disaster – again? The Panthers did what they were supposed to and that was hand the Eagles their seventh straight loss and keep some hope alive to at least reach last year’s win total.

11/27/2012

(Credit, Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cam Newton Gets Plenty Of Exposure During Thanksgivings Games

If there is one area that Cam Newton has been able to excel this year, it is in the world of Madison Avenue. Not only does the 23-year-old quarterback have his own line of clothing, but he has also been plastered all over the airwaves in a series of commercials––one for the NFL that will have you in stitches.

11/23/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03: A Carolina Panthers fan watches games action against the New Orleans Saints during the game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers Fans Thankful ThatThe End Is Nigh

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.

11/22/2012

Vincent Jackson catches a pass from Josh Freeman in the back of the end zone for a touchdown, sending the Panthers' game against Tampa into overtime.

Hamster Dance: Doug Martin Plus Buccaneers’ Late Surge Crushes Panthers In OT, 27-21

They Panthers had their foot on the neck of the Buccaneers but somehow they let them slip out from under it.Carolina may be gasping for air at 2-8 but they may now be turning their attention to grabbing the best possible position in the 2013 NFL Draft after another crushing defeat.

11/19/2012

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