1. Carolina Panthers May Have Found Winning Formula in Running Game

    For only the second time this season, the Carolina Panthers (3-8) ran the ball more times than they passed in Sunday's 27-19 victory over the Indianapolis Colts (0-11)...

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  2. NFL Preview Week 12: Panthers vs. Colts a Must-Win for Carolina

    The Carolina Panthers (2-8) visit the Indianapolis Colts (0-10) Sunday in a matchup between teams with the worst records in the NFL . Only the St...

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  3. Carolina Panthers: Should Steve Smith Have Insisted on Offseason Trade?

    Steve Smith is having a career year in his 11th NFL season with the Carolina Panthers (2-8). Ten games into the 2011 NFL season, Smith is third in the league with 992 yards receiving and he is averaging an impressive 17...

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  4. 3 Ways the Carolina Panthers Can Better Use Cam Newton

    Plainly and simply, or as Cam Newton would say, simple and plain, the Carolina Panthers are not getting all that they can out of their star rookie quarterback...

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  5. Broncos Waive Kyle Orton: Where He Might End Up and What It Means for Tim Tebow

    The Denver Broncos released Kyle Orton today following a weekend in which the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans lost their starting quarterbacks, Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub, to season-ending injuries...

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  6. Carolina Panthers: Newton's Picks, Soft Defense and Poor Coaching Aid Lions Win

    Losing stinks. Losing after blowing a big lead stinks even more. Just ask Cam Newton, whose Carolina Panthers (2-8) wasted a 17-point second-quarter advantage to lose by 14-points ...

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  7. Carolina Panthers: Despite Gaudy Stats, Is Cam Newton's Rookie Season a Failure?

    Cam Newton’s first NFL season is a failure. At least that's what the Carolina Panthers ' (2-7) rookie quarterback seems to think...

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  8. Panthers vs. Titans: Chris Johnson Gets Healthy Against Carolina Defense

    The Carolina Panthers (2-7) were demolished by the visiting Tennessee Titans (5-4) on Sunday. The Panthers expected to play well coming off of their Week 9 bye-week, but the ...

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  9. Carolina Panthers: Double Trouble vs CJ2K as Tennessee Titans Come to Charlotte

    The Carolina Panthers (2-6) will host the Tennessee Titans (4-4) at Bank of America Stadium at 1 p.m., and the most famous running back in this game has Carolina roots, but he won't be playing for the home team...

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  10. Carolina Panthers: 5 Obstacles Keeping Cam Newton & Co. from NFC South Title

    Cam Newton is a winner and the Carolina Panthers (2-6) need him to renew his winning ways in order to succeed in the highly competitive NFC South...

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  11. Penn State Scandal: Joe Paterno, PSU President Ousted over Sandusky Cover Up

    The Penn State scandal featuring Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky is not only the biggest sports scandal in the history of American sports, but the biggest story of the week in ...

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  12. Carolina Panthers: 3 Biggest Mistakes Made by the Front Office in 2011

    There is an old saying that leadership starts at the top, and in the good ol’ boy network that is the National Football League, that saying still holds weight today...

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  13. Carolina Panthers Get Back to Work, Prepare for Tennessee Titans After Bye

    The Carolina Panthers (2-6) will resume their 2011 NFL schedule with renewed optimism at home this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans (4-4) following a well-timed and much-needed break at the midway point of the season...

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  14. Denver Broncos: Tim Tebow & Co. Defeat Oakland Raiders and It's Tebow Time Again

    I own a Tim Tebow jersey, but I wear it reluctantly. I was among the first to declare Tebow Time! when John Fox named him the Denver Broncos ' starting quarterback, and then I ...

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  15. NFC South: Carolina Panthers Bye-Week Gives Team Chance to Rest, Lick Wounds

    The Carolina Panthers (2-6) have reached the midway point of the 2011 NFL season in last place in the NFC South, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the second half...

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  16. Carolina Panthers: 10 Biggest Surprises of the First Half

    At the season's midway point, the Carolina Panthers (2-6) have already equalled last season's win total and have created more big plays, had more memorable moments and generated more excitement than they did in all of 2010...

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  17. NFL Week 8 Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    The Carolina Panthers (2-5) and Minnesota Vikings (1-6) will face off at Bank of America Stadium at 1 pm ET Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina...

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  18. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, Steve Smith and Other First-Half Award Winners

    As the Carolina Panthers approach the halfway point of their season this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings , it's time to start handing out awards for the defining players and moments of the Carolina Panthers' season...

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  19. Carolina Panthers: 5 Keys to Win vs. Washington Redskins

    That gust of wind you felt if you were driving on I-77 through Charlotte, North Carolina around 4:15 Sunday afternoon was a collective sigh of relief emanating from Carolina Panthers ...

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  20. Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson Tweets Pic Wearing Rival Atlanta Falcons Hat

    Carolina Panthers message boards and Facebook pages were all atwitter Friday morning and afternoon. The local sports talk radio shows' phone lines were inundated all morning ...

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  21. Brandon Lloyd Traded to St. Louis Rams; Denver Broncos Thinking Long Term

    The Denver Broncos traded their top wideout, Brandon Lloyd , to the St. Louis Rams (0-5) on Monday for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, which could become a fifth-round ...

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  22. Cam Newton Report Card: Grading Carolina Panthers QB in Week 6 Loss to Falcons

    As Cam Newton goes, so goes Carolina, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Nor was it a bad thing for much of the Carolina Panthers' Week 6 game in Atlanta...

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  23. Brandon Lloyd Should Be a Panther by Sunday: Did You Hear That, Marty Hurney?

    If he has not already made the call, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney needs to get on the phone ASAP with his counterpart in Denver, Brian Xanders, and negotiate a deal that brings Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to Charlotte...

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  24. Tim Tebow To Start for Denver Broncos: Fans Get Their Wish and Pray He's the One

    Some NFL franchises have all the luck when it comes to quarterbacks—or at least more luck than others. Dallas Cowboys fans got to cheer for Roger Staubach in the 1970s and Troy Aikman in the 1990s...

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  25. Carolina Panthers Week 5 Report Card: Grading Every Unit in Loss to Saints

    It’s beginning to sound like a broken record: The Carolina Panthers (1-4) played good, hard-nosed, exciting football on Sunday against the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints (4-1), but they were not quite good enough for the win...

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