Greg Hardy gets franchise tag – ESPN

ESPNCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said this past season he wouldn’t be opposed to the Carolina Panthers using the franchise tag if that’s what it took…

Panthers re-sign K Graham Gano to 4-year deal – Washington Post

Washington PostCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers say they have re-signed kicker Graham Gano to a four-year contract. Gano was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Financial terms were…

Cam Newton: I won’t hold out – ESPN

ESPNCam Newton doesn’t plan to pressure the Carolina Panthers into a long-term contact. Newton is eligible for an extension of his original four-year deal under the new collective bargaining agreement.…

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly is Defensive Player of the Year – NFL.com

NFL.comNEW YORK — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player.…

One Carolina Panther, two San Francisco 49ers fined after playoff game – Charlotte Observer

Charlotte ObserverThe extra-curricular action in the Carolina Panthers’ 23-10 playoff loss to San Francisco last weekend drew three fines of $7,875, including two on the 49ers. Niners tight end Anquan…

49ers ready for next road test: Seattle – Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com49ers QB Colin Kaepernick stole Cam Newton’s celebratory moves after scoring a TD on Sunday. / Sam Sharpe, USA TODAY Sports. USA Today. by Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports. USA…

Report cards: 49ers pounce on Panthers’ mental lapses – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe San Francisco 49ers are headed to their third straight NFC Championship Game after a hard-fought 23-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. Below are grades for each…

Seahawks-49ers to play for the Super Bowl – The Seattle Times (blog)

The Seattle Times (blog)The Seahawks playing their most hated rival for the chance to go to the Super Bowl? That’s the setting now as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the…

Boldin, 49ers put Panthers away with ease – New York Daily News

New York Daily News49ERS 23, PANTHERS 10. CHARLOTTE – The San Francisco 49ers traveled cross-country to face the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon, picked up a win in the divisional round…

Live updates: San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers, Sunday at 9:30 am – San Jose Mercury News

Live updates: San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers, Sunday at 9:30 amSan Jose Mercury News… at 9:30 a.m.. Mercury News. Posted: 01/10/2014 02:51:30 PM PST. Updated: 01/12/2014 10:09:51 AM PST.…

Carolina key: Who can stay with Colin Kaepernick? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKeep an eye on how the Carolina Panthers deploy strongside linebacker Thomas Davis on passing downs in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. If anyone…

Panthers’ Steve Smith doesn’t want this to end, so he will try to play – News & Observer

News & ObserverCHARLOTTE — I thought Steve Smith looked quick Thursday. The ground at Carolina’s practice field wasn’t as hard as it was Wednesday. And during the segment of practice…

Opinion: This Battle of Atlanta between Panthers and Falcons feels like a … – Charlotte Observer

Charlotte ObserverThe last time the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome, Barack Obama was a senator from Illinois. Remember last season? Time is running out, the…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN

ESPNThe NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the NFC…

Panthers 17, Saints 13 – Reuters

ReutersPanthers 17, Saints 13: Cam Newton hit Domenik Hixon for the winning score with 23 seconds left as Carolina stunned visiting New Orleans and clinched a playoff spot with its…

Panthers WR Steve Smith out against Saints with first-quarter knee injury – SI.com

SI.comIf the Carolina Panthers can beat the New Orleans Saints today, they’ll clinch a playoff spot. And if they win out, they’ve got a good shot at the NFC South.…

Live updates: Panthers hosting the Saints for chance at NFC South title – News & Observer

News & ObserverCarolina Panthers fan Rick Jefferson (right), laughs with another fan during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.…

Drew Brees exploited Carolina secondary in first meeting – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees claimed he didn’t see Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell sprinting across the field to wag a finger in Brees’ direction. But Brees knew…

In rematch, Panthers aim to increase pressure Drew Brees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera can thank St. Louis Rams sack master Robert Quinn and his line mates for providing a blueprint on how to stop the…

New Orleans Saints Loss To St. Louis Rams Predicted By Sportsbettingdime.com

The New Orleans Saints clobbered the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football of a week ago to this writing. So, one would be forgiven if they thought, as this blogger…

49er Rounding into Form Just in Time – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportAfter the San Francisco 49ers suffered back-to-back losses to the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, fans and media members alike started to wonder if the team had regressed…

Cam Newton, Panthers roll past Jets to set up showdown with Saints – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ron Rivera couldn’t help himself. The Carolina Panthers coach caught himself looking up at the Bank of America Stadium scoreboard Sunday, “a few times too many,”…

53F Superdome, New Orleans, LA – CNN

CNNThe Carolina Panthers can become the second team in the NFL to win nine straight games this season. Doing so will require them to hand the New Orleans Saints their…

Saints vs. Panthers Sunday Night Football: Payton’s Saints Will Come Back … – Canal Street Chronicles

Canal Street ChroniclesIn what actually WILL be the biggest game of the season for the New Orleans Saints, there are a few interesting trends that show the Carolina Panthers may…

Carolina Panthers Stuff San Francisco 49ers 10-9, Hold Clinic On Read-Option Defense

The Carolina Panthers may have ended the San Francisco 49ers drive for the playoffs in defeating them by the high baseball score of 10-9. While the Panthers Offense was beating…

Ravens Offense Struggles in Loss to Panthers

The Baltimore Ravens offense had an impressive start as they went “boom, boom, boom” down the field for a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately that…

NFL Draft 2013 QB Class Not Weak; Draft Evaluators Are

The 2013 NFL Draft has perhaps the best set of pure passers as a group in the history of the NFL. From Geno Smith and the fast-rising EJ Manuel, to…

Leslie Frazier, Joe Philbin, Ron Rivera, Mike Smith On The NFL Coaches Subcommittee

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has placed Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin, Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera, and Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike…

Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide: Romeo Crennel, Brady Quinn Speak

The Kansas City Chiefs managed to pull it together to pull out a win over the visiting Carolina Panthers, 27 to 21. But that took a back seat to the…

Cam Newton: Steve Smith Must Talk To Rod Chudzinsky

The Internet was a blaze with reports that Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Steve Smith “lit in” to Quarterback Cam Newton after the team’s NFL Thursday Night Football game lost to…

Giants v. Panthers: New York Gets Leverage For Win

The New York Giants Thursday Night Football win over the Carolina Panthers was a story of one thing: leverage. The 36 to 7 win happened mostly because the G-Men were…

Cam Newton’s Problem: Carolina Panthers Defense

Let’s just get this out of the way: The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is the greatest NFL Rookie QB ever. Win or lose, the game he played against the Minnesota…

Blaine Gabbert stops Twitter Tweets Before Cam Newton Game

Is Blaine Gabbert so nervous about facing-off against the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, Gabbert can’t Twitter tweet? Blaine Gabbert, the Jacksonville Jaquars NFL Draft 1st Round Pick (10), is a…

Jaamal Charles, Injured, Cam Newton Shocking Packers

According to a massive flood of Twitter tweets, NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Jaamal Charles was injured in the game against the Detroit Lions, and was carted off the…