Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert is used to defenders underestimating him when he has the ball in his hands. He’s hoping they continue to overlook him.
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.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — From an 0-2 start to back over .500 for the first time in five years. Cam Newton and the surging Carolina Panthers are gaining confidence with each victory.
The Carolina Panthers could possibly get injured running back Jonathan Stewart back this week so that he can play against the St. Louis Rams. There are a number of factors in place though that show he should just sit a little bit longer.
The Bills have five players out including some key backups while the Panthers look ready to play.
Seattle’s DE Chris Clemmons and CB Brandon Browner and Carolina’s DT Dwan Edwards and S Michael Mitchell could miss game
Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury, and he could be Carolina’s saving grace against a young, fierce Seattle defense.
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!
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.
The Panthers are playing the way many expected them to early in the season so one might say it is better late than never. If fans thought their team played a well rounded game against the Falcons last weekend, the whooping they put on the Chargers on Sunday was as good, if not better.