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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 8 hours ago
Panthers vs Vikings Final Score: Panthers return to form on all cylinders, win 31-24

Panthers vs Vikings Final Score: Panthers return to form on all cylinders, win 31-24

The Carolina Panthers came out and beat a surefire playoff contender in the Minnesota Vikings with a strong rushing game and opportunistic defense. The Panthers started their toughest stretch of the schedule against the Vikings, with the other NFC wild card teams breathing down their neck. They came out with an emphatic win over the 10-2 Vikings to keep the playoffs alive. Takeaways This rushing attack showed up today, and on the back of (surprisingly) Jonathan Stewart. The team as a whole rushed for 216 yards, but the much maligned Jonathan Stewart ran 16 times for 103 yards and THREE...
Cat Scratch Reader 9 hours ago
Panthers vs Vikings: 2nd half open game thread

Panthers vs Vikings: 2nd half open game thread

The Panthers lead the Vikings 14-13 at the half. The Panthers lead the Vikings 14-13 at the half. The Panthers are running the ball quite well so far today, especially Jonathan Stewart. Hopefully that trend will continue in the 2nd half. The defense needs to do a better job of getting to Case Keenum. He’s looking like Randall Cunningham out there today. Carolina gets the ball to start the 2nd half, so a touchdown drive would be nice. What are your thoughts on the game so far? Let’s keep the conversation going. You know the drill. This is now an open thread!
Cat Scratch Reader 12 hours ago
Panthers vs Vikings game day inactives: Shaq Thompson out for Carolina, Mike Remmers out for Minnesota

Panthers vs Vikings game day inactives: Shaq Thompson out for Carolina, Mike Remmers out for Minnesota

The Panthers will be without one of their starting linebackers when they face off against the Vikings this afternoon. The Panthers will be without on of their three starting linebackers today against the Vikings as Shaq Thompson has been ruled out with a foot injury. Thompson missed practice every day this week and was officially ruled out on Friday, so his inclusion on the inactive list isn’t a surprise. Captain Munnerlyn will see more snaps due to Thompson’s absence, and David Mayo will slide into the Thompson’s spot in the linebacker corps alongside Luke Kuechly and Thomas...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 9, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings: Game time, TV channel, radio station, online streaming and more

Panthers vs Vikings: Game time, TV channel, radio station, online streaming and more

Here’s all the info you need to catch the Panthers in action against the Minnesota Vikings The Carolina Panthers fell to 8-4 after an ugly loss to the New Orleans Saints last week, and this Sunday they will hope to rebound from that loss and keep their playoff hopes alive in a tight NFC race. It won’t be an easy task since they welcome the Minnesota Vikings — on of the best teams in the league this year — to town for a Week 14 matchup, but the Panthers will give it the ol’ college try anyway. Below you will find all the information you need to follow the action as it...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
2017 NFL Playoff Picture: Carolina Panthers currently 6th seed in NFC

2017 NFL Playoff Picture: Carolina Panthers currently 6th seed in NFC

The Panthers can’t clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Vikings this week, but they can make their position in the final six of the NFC more secure with a home victory on Sunday. The Panthers cannot clinch a playoff spot this week with a win against the Vikings, but they can solidify their position. Since the Falcons beat the Saints last night to improve their record to 8-5, Carolina is currently a half-game ahead of Atlanta (with the tie-breaker) in the wild card race. A win over Minnesota would put the Panthers at 9-4 and avoid falling into a scenario where they have to win out for...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Friday injury report: Greg Olsen questionable, Shaq Thompson out for Sunday’s matchup

Panthers vs Vikings Friday injury report: Greg Olsen questionable, Shaq Thompson out for Sunday’s matchup

The Panthers will get Greg Olsen (and Ryan Kalil) back on Sunday, but will have to do without the services of Shaq Thompson against the Vikings. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and Shaq Thompson was the only player who didn’t participate. Unfortunately, this also means he will be unable to play on Sunday and has been officially ruled out for the Panthers. Everything else in today’s practice went pretty much as expected. Greg Olsen practiced again today, which is good. He appears to be ready to play on Sunday....
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
Made from Scratch: Panthers vs. Vikings

Made from Scratch: Panthers vs. Vikings

The Panthers will take on one of the best teams in the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings, on Sunday at Bank of America stadium. It will be a cold one, so let’s get you warmed up with a nice hot bowl of stew. The Panthers didn’t do themselves any favors this past week by dropping their second game this season to the New Orleans Saints, and now find themselves in a precarious position in the NFC playoff race. It is very unlikely they can win the division, and the Falcons are hot on their heels for a wildcard spot. This game against the Minnesota Vikings is an extremely tough one, and one that...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
4th and Short Podcast: The Panthers were bad against the Saints again, but maybe they’ll do better this week

4th and Short Podcast: The Panthers were bad against the Saints again, but maybe they’ll do better this week

We've got a review of the Saints game and a preview of the Vikings game with a new host Brian is out for the episode, so Jonathan takes over as host and runs a two person show with Brad. The two share their thoughts on the Panthers loss to the Saints in New Orleans. Topics of discussion include optimistic/pessimistic reviews from both sides of the ball, a Shula/Rivera review, and general takeaways from the game. They also preview Carolina's upcoming match-up with Minnesota Vikings. They talk about what scares them most about this Vikings team, what the Panthers need to do to win, and final...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 8, 2017
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers news and links 12/8/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers news and links 12/8/17

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. After moving for money, Captain Munnerlyn is "back home" | Bill Voth, Panthers.comSet to face his former team this weekend, the feisty cornerback explains why he left for Minnesota – and then returned. Can’t blame a guy for getting paid. Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. New York Giants should hire Dave Gettleman | Tom Sorensen, Charlotte ObserverNew York Giants need a general manager and a head...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 7, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen practices again, Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson sit out again

Panthers vs Vikings Thursday injury report: Greg Olsen practices again, Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson sit out again

The Panthers are hopeful their star tight end will be able to make an impact against the Vikings on Sunday. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and only two players sat out today’s practice - Tyler Larsen and Shaq Thompson. We’ll need to keep an eye on those two tomorrow, because if they miss tomorrow’s practice their status for Sunday’s game could be in danger. Everything else in today’s practice went pretty much as expected. Greg Olsen practiced again today, which is good. He appears to be ready to play on...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 7, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings: Defensive Preview

Panthers vs Vikings: Defensive Preview

The Panthers welcome the surprisingly high powered Vikings offense to Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers open up their final home stand of the season with a visit from the Minnesota Vikings. Coming into the season, expectations for the Vikings pegged them as a strong team riding the coattails of one of the league’s stingiest defenses. Those defensive projections came true. However, the offense has ascended to one of the best units in the league. It’s been so good, in fact, that Case Keenum has undeservedly been thrust into the MVP conversation. This is the same Case Keenum that...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 7, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings: Step UP or Step OUT

Panthers vs Vikings: Step UP or Step OUT

We’ve got three players who have really been playing well and three more who need to play better if the Panthers are going to have success. Welcome to Step UP or Step OUT, a new for 2017 series on CSR that is intended to look at players who are playing well, and highlight a few that need to step their game up. Think of it as a heat index for the Carolina Panthers; guys who are playing well are stepping up and those who aren’t need to improve their game or... step out. This week we’ll look to identify who did their best in the loss to the New Orleans Saints and who crashed and burned....
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
Panthers at Saints GIF Review

Panthers at Saints GIF Review

It’s a good, bad and ugly version this week. Here’s a select non-scoring play for review from each quarter of the Panthers 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints. I try to keep these positive but when we lose in ugly fashion it’s hard. So here’s two good and two not so much. First up we have the Panther offense looking to get it’s young players involved early. 1st Quarter 1-10-CAR 35 (9:36) C.Newton pass short right to R.Shepard pushed ob at NO 46 for 19 yards (K.Crawley). Pass 0, YAC 19 Newton does a nice job of letting the play develop and waiting for the receiver...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen returns to practice and is expected to play on Sunday

Panthers vs Vikings Wednesday injury report: Greg Olsen returns to practice and is expected to play on Sunday

The Panthers hope their star tight end will be back on the field this Sunday in a must-win game against the Vikings. The Panthers were back on the field today in preparation for their game this Sunday against the Vikings, and several players sat out today’s practice. Mike Adams and Julius Peppers were given a vet day of rest, and Kaelin Clay, Tyler Larsen, Jonathan Stewart and Shaq Thompson all sat out with various injuries. Larsen is one to keep an eye on this week. With Ryan Kalil still not playing due to a ‘sore neck’ that has sidelined him for nearly every game since Week 2,...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
Panthers Film Room: Sean Payton plays chess while Carolina plays checkers

Panthers Film Room: Sean Payton plays chess while Carolina plays checkers

Carolina’s defense had a tough task against the explosive New Orleans offense, but I never felt confident in the defense to make a stop when it mattered. There was an aura of inevitability while watching the Panthers lose to the Saints on Sunday. Carolina’s defense had a tough task against the explosive New Orleans offense, but I never felt confident in the defense to make a stop when it mattered. After their first meeting, I broke down the Saints using motion to dictate the gaps to create explosive runs. The Panthers have a very good defense, but it’s getting nauseating to watch...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks should be an NFL head coach in 2018

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks should be an NFL head coach in 2018

With the Panthers defense being ranked one of the best in the league, it won’t take long for other teams to take notice of the man in charge and snatch him up for a head coaching gig. Despite their woeful performance last week against the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers — ranked in the top ten in both yards and points allowed per game — have one of the top-tier defenses in the NFL this season. The man in charge of the Panthers defense is defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. He has been with the Panthers since 2012 and served as the defensive backs coach before taking over as...
Cat Scratch Reader Dec 6, 2017
Panthers vs Vikings: Offensive Preview

Panthers vs Vikings: Offensive Preview

The Panthers begin a 3-game homestand in the last quarter of the season against, perhaps, their toughest defensive opponent this season. Failing to capitalize on a prime opportunity to wrestle away control of the NFC South, the Carolina Panthers offense fell flat on its face when it mattered most against the New Orleans Saints this past weekend. Drops, horrible and untimely penalties, and lacksidasical playcalling and overall coaching doomed the team to another divisional and conference loss. The stakes have now been risen to new heights and so have the challenges the team must face and...
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...

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