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Panthers 31 Vikings 24: Panthers Player of the Game Fan poll

Panthers 31 Vikings 24: Panthers Player of the Game Fan poll

Cast your vote for the Panthers Player of the Game in the win over the Vikings It won’t be hard to find at least five players to fill out this poll this week. The hard part will be picking one above the others but I think in the end it might be obvious. RB Jonathan Stewart Stewart became the first RB to post 100 yards rushing against the Vikings defense, racking up 103 yards on 16 carries and a career high 3 touchdowns! Stewart was a bull in this one as the offensive line was able to open some creases for him. QB Cam Newton Newton didn’t throw the ball particularly well (13 for...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 7, 2017
The Scratching Post: Devin Funchess ‘coming into his own’ as Panthers’ top receiver

The Scratching Post: Devin Funchess ‘coming into his own’ as Panthers’ top receiver

After the Kelvin Benjamin trade, Devin Funchess has stepped up his game to be a legit #1 target for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Panthers place Jared Norris on injured reserve, sign Spencer Paysinger | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte ObserverThe Carolina Panthers placed Jared Norris on injured reserve and signed free agent Spencer Paysinger. In case you missed it, the Panthers shuffled depth linebackers. Carolina Panthers remaining schedule puts playoffs in jeopardy...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
The Scratching Post: The Panthers could see the Saints again in the playoffs

The Scratching Post: The Panthers could see the Saints again in the playoffs

If a few things fall the right way, the Panthers and Saints would face off for the third time this year in the wild-card round. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Cam Newton after loss to Saints: 'We may see that team again' | Amos Morale III, NOLA.comWith the Atlanta Falcons' loss to the Minnesota Vikings and the Saints' win over the Panthers (8-4), the Saints (9-3) put themselves in better position to win the NFC South, but a playoff matchup with the division rival could still loom. In fact, if...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 5, 2017
Panthers at Saints: Panthers player of the game fan poll

Panthers at Saints: Panthers player of the game fan poll

Cast your vote for the Panthers Player of the Game in the loss to the Saints The Panthers may have lost to the Saints 31-21 to fall to 8-4 but it doesn’t mean there aren’t players worth an Atta Boy. I admit though there isn’t anyone on this list who has a career day. Regardless cast your vote below. QB Cam Newton You can’t blame Newton for this one. Newton completed 17 of 27 passes for 183 yards, 2 touchdownss and zero turnovers for a 107 QBR. Newton threw the ball much better than he did last week, but it wasn’t enough to overcome stupid penalties, dropped passes and special...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 4, 2017
Panthers fall to Saints on the back of bad luck and coaching

Panthers fall to Saints on the back of bad luck and coaching

Cam Newton and others managed decent days in spite of tough loss. The Carolina Panthers made a full team effort to lose to the New Orleans Saints last night. So many things went wrong that fans will have trouble agreeing on just why the Panthers lost this game. The refs were the real reason. No, it was bad tackling. The play calling sucked. Clock mismanagement cost them the game. Everything was fine except for some untimely miscues on special teams. Cam had no protection. New Orleans was just too good. It’s a shame the Panthers couldn’t have done this sooner and left us the bye-week to...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 1, 2017
The Scratching Post: Cam Newton is ‘chomping at the bit for a rematch with the Saints’

The Scratching Post: Cam Newton is ‘chomping at the bit for a rematch with the Saints’

The first Panthers-Saints game didn’t go Carolina’s way, but that doesn’t mean Cam Newton isn’t ready for another shot at New Orleans. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Carolina Panthers don't appear concerned about Cam Newton's sore thumb | David Newton, ESPNCam Newton struggled with his accuracy against the Jets, but the Panthers don't think his thumb will be an issue for Sunday's showdown in New Orleans. Hopefully it’s not a big issue. Cam Newton, Panthers need old reliable Greg Olsen...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 28, 2017
Panthers 35 Jets 27: Panthers Player of the Game Fan Poll

Panthers 35 Jets 27: Panthers Player of the Game Fan Poll

We have many of the usual suspects for this weeks PoG options. It’s unfortunate that this week QB Cam Newton is not an option in the PoG fan poll. That means he did not have a good game and I would hope you agree. Completing only 11 of 28 passes for 168 yards, zero TDs and a 59 QBR just isn’t getting it done. PFF agrees even if you don’t: Refocused: Carolina Panthers 35, New York Jets 27 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus QB CAM NEWTON, 42.8 OVERALL GRADE While Newton didn’t have any terrible turnover worthy throws in this game, he also didn’t make many big throws. Completing...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 27, 2017
Panthers Film Room: Failed execution led to inconsistency in Panthers’ passing attack

Panthers Film Room: Failed execution led to inconsistency in Panthers’ passing attack

The Panthers’ offense had some uneven moments, particularly on the passing side against the Jets on Sunday. What happened? Let’s look at the film and find out. The Carolina Panthers earned a tough victory on Sunday versus the resilient New York Jets. The offense had some uneven moments, particularly on the passing side. Cam Newton was missing open wide receivers, pass catchers were dropping open throws, and the offensive line was inconsistent. Above all, the most worrying factor has to be Newton’s performance. His thumb injury could be more serious than expected. According to Ron...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 26, 2017
Panthers at Jets game day inactives: Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil active for Panthers

Panthers at Jets game day inactives: Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil active for Panthers

The Panthers are getting key players back at just the right time. Cam Newton’s got his dawg back, y’all. Greg Olsen is active today against the Jets, and he’s expected to play ‘about half the snaps’ according to Ron Rivera. Coach Ron Rivera told me ideally they want Greg Olsen to be involved in half of their offensive snaps. He said Olsen should start, but that depends on personnel group. #CARvsNYJ #Panthers— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) November 26, 2017 The Panthers will also have Ryan Kalil active for today’s game, though he won’t start and will split time at...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 24, 2017
Panthers roster news: Greg Olsen returns from Injured Reserve

Panthers roster news: Greg Olsen returns from Injured Reserve

The Carolina Panthers star Tight End is back in time to face the New York Jets. The record breaking tight end and part-time Fox Sports analyst will return to the Panthers active roster today. He will be eligible to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Panthers officially activating TE Greg Olsen off injured reserve today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2017 Olsen needs no introduction here, his return is great news for both Cam Newton and Mike Shula. Since his injury, the Panthers have struggled to find their 'go-to-guy' in the passing game. Both Devin Funchess,...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 24, 2017
Panthers Paw Prints: Panthers give Thanks

Panthers Paw Prints: Panthers give Thanks

Here’s a few off the field social media posts from your favorite team during the Thanksgiving Holiday and more Let’s kick it off with the official Carolina Panthers Turkey Day Instagram post: From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! A post shared by Carolina Panthers (@panthers) on Nov 23, 2017 at 6:08am PST Once you get past the fact it a cheap photoshop job they did select some pretty funny pictures for each person. Except Sir Purr...that cat never smiles. Here’s another pic from Cam Newton’s Thanksgiving Jam which we posted about a couple days ago. Here at Cam...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 22, 2017
The Scratching Post: Could we see a repeat of ‘2015 Cam Newton’ for the rest of the season?

The Scratching Post: Could we see a repeat of ‘2015 Cam Newton’ for the rest of the season?

Cam Newton went on a tear after Week 10 in 2015 to lead the Panthers to the Super Bowl. Can he do it again in 2017? Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Cam Newton might be out of MVP talk but remember where 2015 run began | David Newton, ESPNCan Cam Newton repeat the MVP-like performance he had in his last outing before the bye, a victory over the Dolphins? History says he can. A repeat of 2015 would be nice, but we’d prefer a different ending this time. An oral history of the day the Panthers were...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 21, 2017
Cam Newton hosts 5th annual Thanksgiving Jam

Cam Newton hosts 5th annual Thanksgiving Jam

The Cam Newton Foundation partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to lend a hand for the holidays. Last night was Cam Newton’s fifth annual Thanksgiving Jam, an event focused on making sure hungry children, and their families, can celebrate Thanksgiving. Partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Cam Newton Foundation was able to put on an event that fed over 800 children and their families. Please read Joe Person’s write-up of the event, as it is chock full of great quotes from Cam on what the night meant to him and what he hopes it means for the families he serves each year....
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 20, 2017
The Scratching Post: The Panthers are ‘thinking about the playoffs’ after seeing improvements in the run game

The Scratching Post: The Panthers are ‘thinking about the playoffs’ after seeing improvements in the run game

With an improved rushing attack, an ‘energized Cam Newton’, and the league’s #1 defense, the Panthers are thinking about a playoff run this season. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Newton, run game and defense have Panthers thinking playoffs | USA TodayA re-energized Cam Newton, an improved running game and the league's No. 1-ranked defense have the Carolina Panthers thinking about a return to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years under coach Ron Rivera We’re not just thinking...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 16, 2017
Panthers LT Matt Kalil bounces back with a nice performance against Dolphins

Panthers LT Matt Kalil bounces back with a nice performance against Dolphins

For the first time Kalil makes the top five game grades. Here’s the top 5 grades from the Panthers 45-21 win over the Dolphins. Refocused: Carolina Panthers 45, Miami Dolphins 21 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus Top 5 Grades DT Kawann Short, 87.6 overall grade RB Christian McCaffrey, 85.5 overall grade OT Matt Kalil, 85.1 overall grade QB Cam Newton, 83.3 overall grade S Mike Adams, 83.2 overall grade Here’s what PFF Elite had to say about Kalil performance: Left tackle Matt Kalil’s overall grade of 85.1 ranked fourth among offensive tackles in Week 10. The mark was aided by his...

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