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FOX Sports Oct 2, 2017
Have the Patriots been exposed?

Have the Patriots been exposed?

The Patriots are now 2-2 after the loss to the Panthers.
FOX Sports Oct 2, 2017
Colin Cowherd reacts after Cam Newton's big day against the Patriots

Colin Cowherd reacts after Cam Newton's big day against the Patriots

Colin Cowherd talks Patriots after they lost to the Carolina Panthers. What is wrong with New England?
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 2, 2017
Panthers injury news: Kurt Coleman suffers MCL sprain, expected to miss one month

Panthers injury news: Kurt Coleman suffers MCL sprain, expected to miss one month

The Panthers are now even weaker in the secondary for the next 4 weeks. The Panthers were dealt a significant blow in yesterday’s win over the Patriots when safety Kurt Coleman had to leave the game in the first half after hurting his knee. Now, the news is even worse. According to a report by Max Henson, Coleman suffered a sprained MCL and will have to miss at least a month to recover. Demetrious Cox replaced Coleman in the game yesterday but suffered an ankle injury himself which forced the team to turn to the services of Colin Jones in the 4th quarter when the Patriots were trying to...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 2, 2017
Panthers at Patriots: 3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate

Panthers at Patriots: 3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate

These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 33-30 road victory against the New England Patriots, putting Carolina’s record at 3-1.   Plays to Love, Plays to Hate (aka "P2L, P2H") looks at the most significant plays in swinging momentum and impacting the eventual outcome of the game. There is always plenty to hate about NFL officiating, so we will only focus on the plays on the field, not the refs. Three Plays to Love 2nd Quarter 9:49– Panthers 3, Patriots 10. CAR ball 1st-and-10 at NE 28 The Situation: Earlier in the drive, Christian McCaffrey had reeled in receptions for...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 2, 2017
After the first quarter of the NFL season, the sky is indeed the limit for the Panthers

After the first quarter of the NFL season, the sky is indeed the limit for the Panthers

After a crazy first quarter of the NFL season, one thing is abundantly clear: it is almost anyone’s game It has been a crazy first four weeks of the NFL season, hasn’t it? Let me know if any of the following would have been even close to being a possibility four weeks into the season two months ago: That the New York Jets, slated to possibly go winless this year would be tied with the New England Patriots at 2-2, with the Buffalo Bills leading the division at 3-1; That the Los Angeles Rams would be the leader in points scored with 142 through four weeks and would be 3-1 leading the NFC...
New York Post Oct 2, 2017
Patriots’ problems can be traced back to celebrated offseason

Patriots’ problems can be traced back to celebrated offseason

Sometimes 2-2 is a reason to celebrate (see: Jets, New York), other times it’s a potential disaster. The Patriots fell to .500 on Sunday, falling 33-30 on a last-second field goal against a Panthers team that had scored 45 points combined in their first three games. “Disappointed, 2-2 is just a record, but just in...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 2, 2017
Panthers 33 Patriots 30: Panthers Player of the Game Fan Poll

Panthers 33 Patriots 30: Panthers Player of the Game Fan Poll

We have lots to choose from this week Unlike last week, when I struggled to find four names to put on this list, I have plenty to choose from. Your task is difficult. Who is your Panthers Player of the Game in the upset win over the Patriots on the road? QB Cam Newton Newton put up one of the better stat lines of his career in this huge road win. Newton completed 22 of 29 for 316 yards 3 TDs, one INT and a QBR of 130.8. Newton basically outplayed 1st ballot HoFer Tom Brady and that is before you consider Newton also ran for 44 yards and a score. WR Devin Funchess Funchess finally had his...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 2, 2017
Graham Gano redeems himself with game winner as Panthers stun Patriots

Graham Gano redeems himself with game winner as Panthers stun Patriots

The Panthers’ kicker made up for his missed extra point in a big way. Well, that happened. The Panthers almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the Patriots yesterday, but Graham Gano came in and nailed a 48-yard field goal as time expired to stun everyone and send the Panthers to a 3-1 record. Gano completely redeemed himself after missing an extra point earlier in the day. There were a few negatives from yesterday’s game but thankfully none of them really impacted the final result. Overall, Panthers fans have plenty to be excited about, so let’s talk about some of...
Musket Fire Oct 2, 2017

New England Patriots: Defense fails them again in Week 4

The New England Patriots really struggled once again in Week 4, and this time they weren’t able to secure a win. Against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, the New England Patriots suffered their second loss of the season. The struggles of the Patriots’ defense continued, as they allowed 33 points to the Carolina Panthers. […] New England Patriots: Defense fails them again in Week 4 - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Denver Post Oct 1, 2017
Cam Newton delivers as Panthers beat Patriots in Foxborough

Cam Newton delivers as Panthers beat Patriots in Foxborough

The Carolina Panthers have been patiently waiting for the kind of performance from Cam Newton that had elevated him to the elite among NFL quarterbacks.
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Panthers not downplaying significance of win over Patriots

Panthers not downplaying significance of win over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Some NFL teams might underplay what a win in Week 4 of the regular season could mean for their overall prospects. Not the Carolina Panthers.
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Gano field goal lifts Panthers over Patriots 33-30 (Oct 01, 2017)

Gano field goal lifts Panthers over Patriots 33-30 (Oct 01, 2017)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Graham Gano hit a 48-yard field goal as time expired, and the Carolina Panthers stunned the New England Patriots 33-30 on Sunday.
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 1, 2017
Panthers at Patriots Final Score: Panthers offense makes a statement, wins 33-30

Panthers at Patriots Final Score: Panthers offense makes a statement, wins 33-30

The Panthers pulled out a win in a thriller with the New England Patriots! WHAT?! WHAT?! Where did this offense come from? Is that really you Mike Shula??? The Panthers won a THRILLER against the defending Super Bowl champs, and the offense finally showed up. Takeaways CAM. NEWTON. Cam finally returned to the form we’ve been waiting for, 22-29 for 316 yards, 3 passing TDs, 1 rushing TD, and the game winning drive. The Panthers rushed for 140 yards and a TD collectively, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. They stuck to the run this week and looked way more like the power rushing attack we...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 1, 2017
Panthers at Patriots: 2nd half open game thread

Panthers at Patriots: 2nd half open game thread

The Panthers lead the Patriots 17-16 at the half. The Panthers lead the Patriots 17-16 at the half. The offense is finally putting the ball into the end zone and the defense is doing a decent job of holding off the Patriots’ attack despite being decimated by injuries. The Panthers get the ball to start the second half, so hopefully they can build on their lead. Use this space to talk about the second half as it unfolds. You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 1, 2017
Panthers at Patriots Game day inactives: Ryan Kalil misses third straight game with ‘sore neck’

Panthers at Patriots Game day inactives: Ryan Kalil misses third straight game with ‘sore neck’

The Panthers will also be without Daryl Worley and Curtis Samuel in today’s game against the Patriots. The Panthers are ready to take on the Patriots and hope to avoid falling to .500 on the young season, but will have to do so without several key players. Panthers Inactives C Ryan Kalil, CB Daryl Worley, WR Curtis Samuel, DE Daeshon Hall, OT John Theus, QB Brad Kaaya, DE Bryan Cox The Panthers will be without Ryan Kalil for the third straight game and will rely on Tyler Larsen to step up in his absence. Daryl Worley misses his first game after suffering a shoulder injury last week...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 1, 2017
Panthers at Patriots: Calling Riverboat Ron to the field, please

Panthers at Patriots: Calling Riverboat Ron to the field, please

Does Rivera remember that he can go for it on 4th down? I still can’t shake the feeling that the Panthers lost last week when Ron Rivera, down 18 points on the Saints’ 35 yard line, elected to punt on 4th and 5 instead of attempting to either convert a first down or make a long field goal. To his credit, Rivera defended that decision the next day. Points for integrity, I guess. A 53-yard field goal cuts it to a two possession game and a first down keeps the hope of a touchdown alive. Graham Gano looked rocky from those distances last year and the offense surely hadn’t inspired much...
Musket Fire Oct 1, 2017

New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers: Game Four Preview and Prediction

After a dramatic win against the Houston Texans, what can we expect to see from the New England Patriots in Week 4? The New England Patriots are coming off a dramatic, come-from-behind victory over the Houston Texans last week in Foxboro, MA. Amidst all the drama over players kneeling, standing, in the locker room, or […] New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers: Game Four Preview and Prediction - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 30, 2017
Panthers hope to get back on track with win in New England

Panthers hope to get back on track with win in New England

The Panthers hope to improve on their disappointing performance last week against the Saints. The Panthers will hope to put last week’s dreadful loss to the Saints behind them when they travel to Foxborough to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. The Panthers are 2-1 heading into this matchup, but they are heading into this game without several key players — Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil and Daryl Worley — so their already difficult task is now even harder. The result of this game will come down to whether or not Mike Shula can craft a game plan to work around the Panthers’...
Musket Fire Sep 30, 2017

Fantasy Football Week 4: Projection for Mike Gillislee

With the fantasy football season entering Week 4, what can we expect to see from New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee? As the fantasy football season enters Week 4, one of the matchups that owners will have their eyes on is the New England Patriots against the Carolina Panthers. The past two weeks, the […] Fantasy Football Week 4: Projection for Mike Gillislee - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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