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.
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.
The Panthers played one of their better games of the year but in the end they came up short against another struggling team, the Cowboys. The 19-14 loss drops Carolina four games under .500 after just six games and any hope of a postseason berth might have just gone up in smoke.
The way things are going for the Carolina Panthers they might be hard pressed to equal last year’s 6-10 record. With the offense sputtering, a quarterback that hates to lose but continues to do so and a defense that is better but not elite, how close are they from thinking about next season?
Running back Jonathan Stewart returns to the Panthers lineup but will the running back help DeAngelo Williams establish a running game good enough so quarterback Cam Newton can open up the playbook? Even if all things go well, the Atlanta Falcons are still a force to be reckoned with in the NFC South not to mention the National Football League.
Luke Kuechly may be the most polished linebacker to come out of Boston College or anywhere else for that matter. Aggressive yet technically sound, Kuechly stepped right in as a starter for the Carolina Panthers when they opened the 2012 regular season in Tampa.
Earlier this summer Panthers center Ryan Kalil bought an ad in the paper stating that he thought the Panthers could make it to the Super Bowl. Obviously with Kalil doing his best Don Draper impersonation, this fired up the fans of the team with thoughts of returning to the big game almost a decade after the Panthers’ first appearance in a Super Bowl. Well, there is one way and one way only for Carolina to get Super Bowl bound, and that is to make the playoffs. So how do the Panthers make the playoffs?
Mac Attack 08/30/12: Georgia Bulldogs Head Coach Mark Richt joined the guys to preview the season and for his thoughts on the amazing comeback Thomas Davis has made to the field
Panthers LB Jon Beason: “You See The Kind Of Work Thomas Davis Puts In And The Kind Of Special Impact He Can Have On Your Team.”
The Drive Monday 8-27-12- Jon Beason talks with The Drive about his injured hamstring and when he’ll be back on the field, we get his thoughts on Thomas Davis’ return to the field, and if he takes it personal when people say “the Panthers defense is its weak spot”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis doesn’t view Sunday night’s matchup against the New York Jets as just another meaningless preseason game.