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Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 9/27/16

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. The good, the bad and the ugly of Week 3 (Bill Voth, Black and Blue Review) Are the Panthers in trouble following a 1-2 start? (Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer) The last time the Panthers lost to the Vikings, they won their next 18 games (Bryan Strickland, Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss these links, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, non-football sports, you name it. As long as...
Cat Scratch Reader 8 hours ago

Panthers 10 Vikings 22: Player of the Game Fanpoll

While I'm inclined to skip the PoG fanpoll this week certainly there is one Panther that is deserving. Let's see if we can find one. Here's the options I can come up with. LB Thomas Davis After looking like he suffered a leg injury early, Davis shook it off and logged a sack, 2 tackles for loss, a QB hurry and 10 combined tackles. Davis was once again the soul of the defense, a defense that only gave up 14 points. The defense played well enough to win. LB Luke Kuechly Kuechly once again paced the Panther defense in tackles with 13 combined. He also added a tackle for loss, a QB hurry and...
Cat Scratch Reader 11 hours ago

NFL Week 3 Monday Night Football Open Thread

Join us to discuss this early NFCS match-up. The Falcons can take the NFCS lead with a road win versus the Saints. If the Saints win the entire is even at 1-2. This is Now an Open Thread!
Cat Scratch Reader 20 hours ago

3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate: Week 3 vs Vikings

These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers' Week 3 22-10 loss to the Vikings. 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. This week we look at the positive and negative moments that had the biggest impact on the Carolina Panthers 22-10 loss against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3. Three Plays to Love 1st Quarter 6:43 – Panthers 3, Vikings 0. Panthers ball...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 26, 2016

Monday Morning Optimist: Panthers Skol’d by Vikings

This was not a good effort. Well, that wasn’t pretty. I could probably end this right now and you’d nod your head in agreement and move straight to the comments section to complain about how atrocious the Panthers looked yesterday afternoon against the Vikings. Not taking anything away from the Vikings, of course. They’re a good team with a near-elite defense who gave the Panthers everything they could handle, but the Panthers are a better team than what we saw yesterday. Or, at least we hope they are. If you’re looking for a tl;dr version of yesterday’s game, here it is: The...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 26, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 9/26/16

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. The Vikings ended the Panthers’ 14-game home winning streak (Connor Keith, Panthers.com) VIDEO: Ron Rivera spoke to the media following the team’s loss to the Vikings (Panthers.com) VIDEO: Cam Newton also shared his thoughts with the media (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss these links, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it's allowed...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

Vikings 22 Panthers 10 - The Internet Reacts

So here’s what we see around the Twitterverse regarding the Panthers’ tough loss. In no particular order... It would appear Captain Munnerlyn is not impressed with Devin Funchess: Captain Munnerlyn throwing shade. Says Vikings focused on Benjamin. Munnerlyn said of Devin Funchess: "He's not that good."— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 25, 2016 I’m not sure what to think of that given how the passing game faltered. I’m confused that Cam Newton is confused KB didn’t have a catch: Cam Newton on Kelvin Benjamin: "For him not to have any touches is baffling."— Joe...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

NFL Week 3 SNF: Bears at Cowboys

Join us to discuss the action as it unfolds. If you can stand to watch more bad football that is what I expect to see tonight. I’ve also been wrong about a lot of things the last few days. I do expect the Cowboys to win this one fairly easily. This is Now an Open Thread!
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

Vernon Butler suffered a high ankle sprain vs Vikings

Carolina Panthers first round pick Vernon Butler suffered a high ankle sprain against the Minnesota Vikings during their week three game. We saw Vernon Butler leave the Panthers game after an ugly play where his ankle got rolled during a running play. Thankfully, it wasn’t season ending. However, Ron Rivera stated following the game that Butler suffered a high ankle sprain. High ankle sprains are more severe injuries than other types of ankle sprains, and can take several weeks to recover from. Per Dr. Matt Matava via the LA Rams website, a high ankle sprain can typically take between...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

Panthers vs Vikings Recap: Carolina Falls Flat, Loses to Minnesota 22-10

Today's recap will be a little different. I was given an opportunity to attend the game in Charlotte and I jumped at the opportunity. The down side is my recap won't be quite as in-depth as it normally is, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to mix things up. First Quarter The game started out with a dominant Panther team jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead. The defense quickly got the ball back and QB Cam Newton was able to finish off a touchdown drive on his own, running it in untouched. It looked like the Panthers were off to another blowout win, but this Vikings team is good, even...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

Panthers vs Vikings 2nd Half Open Thread

The Panthers lead 10-8 in an ugly 1st half Let’s hope the Panthers quit shooting themselves in the foot. Let’s keep it going. This is Now an Open 2nd half game thread!
Panthers Gab Sep 25, 2016

Vikings vs Panthers NFL Week Three Inactives

Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell, RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Kentrell Brothers, C Nick Easton, DT Sharrif Floyd and TE MyCole Pruitt. Panthers G Tyler Larsen, CB Teddy Williams, DE Ryan Delaire, WR Damiere Byrd, WR Brenton Bersin, LB Jeremy Cash, RB Jonathan Stewart
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

NFL Week 3 Game Predictions

Let's take a look at this week's upset specials. I guess I should also mention that Evan has taken the lead and now wears the yellow jersey. I already botched the Thursday night game. Here's some upsets that are money in the bank though: Jets over Chiefs Broncos over Bengals Jags over Ravens Jaxon Ben Jason DBelt BW Rick Evan Ivan Walker Jonathan Erik Jarrett Durst Connor Home Teams Last Week Results 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Regular Season...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 25, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 9/25/16

Here’s your Panthers News for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Bill Voth goes four downs with DE Kony Ealy (Charlotte Magazine, via Black and Blue Review) Cam Newton is already ahead of his 2015 MVP pace (David Newton, ESPN) Graham Gano could pass Steve Smith on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list today (Bill Voth, Black and Blue Review) Feel free to discuss these links, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, non-football sports, you name it. As...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 24, 2016

FanDuel NFL Week 3 Line Up Predictions

Here’s my weekly shoot from the hip line up Sponsor message: FanDuel has a special offer for SB Nation fans — The FanDuel 5-Pack. It’s 5 free contest entries for new players only, no experienced players allowed. Play now! My ‘shoot from the hip’ line up, as I am calling it now. actually won my money back ($10) last week so I’m going to try it again. So here we go: QB Ben Roethlisberger PIT@PHI $8,400 RB Matt Forte NYJ@KC $7,500 RB Melvin Gordon SD@IND $7,100 WR Jeremy Maclin NYJ@KC $7,000 WR Stefon Diggs MIN@CAR $6,400 WR Mike Wallace BAL@JAC $6,500 TE Delanie...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 24, 2016

Marcus Ball promoted to replace Dean Marlowe

The Carolina Panthers used their last spot to promote safety Marcus Ball from the practice squad after they placed Dean Marlowe on injured reserve Multiple news sources reported on Friday that the Panthers promoted safety Marcus Ball from the practice squad to the 53 man roster following the announcement earlier this week that Dean Marlowe was headed to IR. Marlowe took nearly every third string rep during training camp when Kurt Coleman took his vet days, and Carolina saw enough in him to keep him around. It is still possible for the Panthers to bring back Marlowe should he recover and...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 24, 2016

The Panthers cannot overlook the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have dealt with a lot of unfortunate situations this offseason. That doesn’t mean this is an easy win for the Panthers. In 2015, the Vikings postseason came to a close after a missed field goal from Blair Walsh, a rare result for their kicker. One play that didn't go their way resulted in the Seattle Seahasks visiting Carolina, only to get utterly thrashed in the first half before fighting back but ultimately coming up short in the second, a kickstart to Carolina’s Super Bowl run. What might have happened if Walsh didn’t miss that field goal? That can only be...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 24, 2016

Panthers vs Vikings: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more

Here’s all the information you need to follow the Panthers/Vikings game this Sunday. Game Day Information What: Carolina Panthers (1-1) vs Minnesota Vikings (2-0) When: Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. EDT Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) TV: FOX; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber (coverage map) Radio: 1110 AM WBT (local), Sirius 83, XM 226, SXM 226 (804 online) Weather: 87°/66° / Mostly Sunny / 4 mph SSW wind / 8% precip. (Complete forecast) Miscellaneous Information Online Streaming If you don't live in the Panthers television market you can stream all NFL regular season games on...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 24, 2016

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 9/24/16

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. The Panthers vs Vikings game will be played as scheduled (USA Today) For fantasy football players: Cameron Artis-Payne will start at RB on Sunday (UPI.com) Here’s how Madden 17 simulated the upcoming Panthers vs Vikings game (Panthers.com) Feel free to discuss these links, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it's allowed by the site's ToS...
Panthers Gab Sep 23, 2016

Panthers Announce Cameron Artis-Payne to Start at RB Sunday vs Vikings

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back Cameron Artis-Payne will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, the Associated Press reports. However, Rivera says he expects Artis-Payne to split carries almost equally with Fozzy Whittaker, who had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries last week in a 47-26 win against the San Francisco 49ers. The Panthers […]

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