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SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers resists a tackle against Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers on December 16, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Panthers Late Season Surge Continues After Convincing 31-7 Win Over Chargers

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.

12/17/2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: A San Diego Chargers fan cheers before the NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium on August 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Charged Up Panthers Look To Shock Chargers In Week 15 Matchup In San Diego

With just three games remaining, the Panthers need to run the table to better their record from a year ago and there is chance that could happen with the Raiders next week and Saints in the season finale. But before Carolina can look ahead to either of those games they have to take down a Chargers team that just might be having a more disappointing season despite having one more victory than the Panthers.

12/14/2012

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 - 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

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Buccaneers Hope To Sail Out Of Charlotte With A Four-Game Lead Over The Panthers

The Buccaneers come to town on a roll and want to head back to Tampa Bay with their first four-game win streak since 2008 even though they have dropped three of their last four at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers, on the other hand, simply need a victory if they hope to make some lemonade out of what has been a lemon of a season.

11/16/2012

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Two Fired, More Expected As Panthers Continue The Tinkering Process Going Forward

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?

11/14/2012

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Broncos Down Two Starters In Sunday’s Matchup Against Panthers

Cam Newton may have caught a break when he faces the Broncos this Sunday as starting cornerback Tracy Porter will miss his fourth straight game due to an illness. The Panthers may have to open up the playbook to keep pace with Denver QB Peyton Manning and Newton could take advantage of Porter’s absence.

11/10/2012

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Panthers’ David Gettis To Step In For Injured Kealoha Pilares On Kickoffs

Despite their win over the Redskins, the Panthers took their lumps last Sunday which included kick return specialist Kealoha Pilares being lost for the season. Once again it is next man up and this time it is David Gettis who will see his first regular season action since 2010.

11/08/2012

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