1. Eagles-Vikings: Wild Card Preview

    The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings look to keep their respective momentum going from regular season finale wins that clinched them playoff berths as they face off for the right to advance to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 329 reads 4 comments

  2. Falcons-Cardinals: Wild Card Preview

    It's kind of ironic that the Falcons are considered by many to be superior to the Cardinals, yet Atlanta doesn't get home-field advantage for their wild-card playoff game against Arizona...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 235 reads 3 comments

  3. Carolina Panthers End-Of-Season Report

    The Carolina Panthers are now 12-4, champions of the NFC South—one of the two most competitive divisions in the NFL— for the first time since 2005 (and subsequently have broken the NFC South curse), and owners of the No...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 616 reads 8 comments

  4. Carolina-New Orleans: Grading the Panthers' NFC South-Clinching Win

    The Charlotte Observer publishes grades after each Panthers game for the position groups based on their performance in the game. This column has always been my favorite part of Panthers post-game coverage, so I thought I'd try handing out my own grades..

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 219 reads 2 comments

  5. Panthers-Saints: Carolina Wins NFC South On Last-Second FIeld Goal

    The Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints, winning the NFC South and earning the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs (and subsequently a first-round bye followed by a home playoff game)...

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  6. Panthers-Saints: Carolina Goes for Division Title as Drew Brees Tries for Record

    The Carolina Panthers will visit the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome as the Panthers try to win the division title on Sunday. The Panthers won the last meeting 30-7 as QB Jake Delhomme and WR Steve Smith stole the show offensively...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 181 reads 3 comments

  7. NFL Picks: Week 17

    Wow, I can't believe this is the last week of the overall season for most of the league! Looking back on this season that's drawing to a close, one can see that this NFL season has been one of the wildest in recent memory...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 351 reads 2 comments

  8. Panthers-Giants: Whose Best Is Better?

    As we all in the NFL Community here on B/R know by now, the New York Giants defeated the Carolina Panthers 34-28 in overtime of their Sunday night game last week...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 359 reads 16 comments

  9. Introducing the Saints' Running Trio of the Future

    The Panthers' "Smash-and-Dash" duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart has gotten all the attention lately...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 230 reads 12 comments

  10. A Letter To B/R Editors

    Dear B/R editors: You've really been frustrating me lately. You're supposed to know the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style—right? Well, I'm disturbed that you think you do...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 252 reads 3 comments

  11. New Orleans Saints-Detriot Lions: New Orleans Tries To Keep Detroit Winless

    While the New Orleans Saints (7-7) aren't in contention for a playoff spot , they will try to continue their bid for a winning season against the winless Detroit Lions at Ford Field...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 363 reads 3 comments

  12. NFL Picks: Week 16

    We've got two potentially epic matchups this weekend—Titans-Steelers and Panthers-Giants—both of which have a major impact on how the playoff seedings in each conference take shape...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 6 years ago 174 reads 0 comments

  13. Panthers-Giants: Another Potentially Epic NFC Matchup for Carolina

    The Carolina Panthers will travel to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants Sunday night in a matchup that will decide which team gets to host as many as two playoff games...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 191 reads 3 comments

  14. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart Deserve "Smash and Dash"

    Let's settle this "Smash and Dash" naming rights debate once and for all. First, I'll bring you up to speed on what brought us to this point, in case you don't know the whole story...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 1,480 reads 3 comments

  15. Carolina Panthers Are More Than a Defensive Team Now

    Since John Fox became the head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2002, the team has been known to emphasize the running game and defense in its formula for success. Carolina is still true to the first part of the formula...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  16. The Carolina Panthers Are Serious Super Bowl Contenders

    The Carolina Panthers have an unusual ability that could win them the Super Bowl this year. For the most part, since Week Seven against the Saints, they have been able neutralize their opponent's biggest strength, no matter what it is...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 361 reads 0 comments

  17. Week 16 Power Rankings

    Wow, power rankings are fun to write! I had never really had time to write a power rankings article until now, but now that I've done it, I feel like I've reached a personal milestone...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 450 reads 0 comments

  18. Panthers-Broncos: Carolina's Passing Game Comes Up Big, Blows Out Denver, 30-10

    The Carolina Panthers dominated the passing game on their way to a home victory over the Denver Broncos, 30-10...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  19. Broncos-Panthers: Carolina Tries To Shore Up Secondary Against Top Pass Offense

    The Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos at Bank of America Stadium Sunday in their last regular season home game. This game has been unofficially dubbed as a potential "trap game...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 103 reads 3 comments

  20. NFL Picks: Week 15

    What a slate of games this week! The Bucs are going to Atlanta (where the Falcons are 5-1 this year) in a game that has major NFC playoff implications...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 119 reads 6 comments

  21. Panthers-Buccaneers: An Epic NFC South Showdown For First Place

    The Carolina Panthers will take on division rival Tampa Bay on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium in an epic matchup that will go a long way toward deciding who wins the division and gets that coveted No...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 377 reads 9 comments

  22. NFL Picks: Week 14

    I'm 49-23 in the NFL picks this year. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) at Chicago Bears (6-6) The Jags haven't won since early November against the Lions, and coach Jack Del Rio is, at best, on the verge of losing his players...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  23. Panthers Top Packers In Lambeau Barn-Burner

    The Carolina Panthers overcame a dismal second half on the back of RB DeAngelo Williams, who scored four rushing touchdowns, to edge the Green Bay Packers 35-31 at Lambeau Field...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 306 reads 6 comments

  24. Panthers-Packers: Both Teams Struggling to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

    The Carolina Panthers will travel to Green Bay Sunday to take on the Packers at Lambeau Field in a game that is undeniably important for both squads and their playoff hopes. The Panthers (8-3) have won two-of-three since their Week Nine bye...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 303 reads 0 comments

  25. NFL Picks: Week 13

    I'm 40-19 in my NFL picks this season, including 11-5 last week. Without further ado... San Francisco 49ers (3-8) at Buffalo Bills (6-5) Both these teams suck, despite the fact that the Bills are over ...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about 6 years ago 530 reads 6 comments