5:44 PM EST, Mon December 11, 2017
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Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks may be in line for the New York Giants head coaching job

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks may be in line for the New York Giants head coaching job

This won’t be the last job he is connected to this season. We mentioned last week that Steve Wilks was the Carolina Panthers coach most likely to be sought after as a head coach. You can imagine our surprise when our superlative analysis matched the very first rumor about 2018’s first opening with the New York Giants. Two notes on the #Giants GM search: 1. They would've interviewed GM John Dorsey, which may be why the #Browns moved on him. 2. Keep an eye on #Panthers DC Steve Wilks as coach if Gettleman is hired by #NYG. https://t.co/g6pBFVmXB2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December...
4 hours ago
Let’s keep watching Cam Newton’s 62-yard run against the Vikings in yesterday’s 31-24 win

Let’s keep watching Cam Newton’s 62-yard run against the Vikings in yesterday’s 31-24 win

Cam Newton broke loose for a 62-yard run late in the 4th quarter when the Panthers desperately needed a big play. Let’s enjoy that moment and talk about it. I’m in a festive mood after that huge win over the Vikings yesterday, so let’s have some fun and keep watching the highlight of Cam Newton destroying the Vikings defense on his 62-yard run that set up the go-ahead touchdown by Jonathan Stewart. Here you go: .@CameronNewton, are you serious?!Just watch. #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/y8FiDBju91— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2017 You’re welcome. And here’s Cat Scratch...
5 hours ago
Cam Newton honors the season of giving by handing out warm clothing to Charlotte homeless

Cam Newton honors the season of giving by handing out warm clothing to Charlotte homeless

No cameras, no reporters, no publicity. Just the real Cam Newton at work, and someone happened to notice. Cam Newton is a good man. Those of us who have followed the Carolina Panthers for any decent length of time know that. Despite a personality in front of the camera that can sometimes turn people off, we often see the real Cam Newton come out when no one, or very few people, are looking. Despite a flurry of charitable events that he partakes in every year, often at his own expense, many people continue to say that he only does it for the publicity. That he wouldn’t do it without being...
6 hours ago
2017 NFL playoff picture: Panthers re-claim NFC’s 5th seed with 31-24 win over Vikings

2017 NFL playoff picture: Panthers re-claim NFC’s 5th seed with 31-24 win over Vikings

If the NFL playoffs started today, the Carolina Panthers would be the 5th seed in the NFC. The Panthers improved their playoff standing from last week after an exciting 31-24 win over the Vikings yesterday, moving up from the 6th seed in the NFC to the 5th seed. By virtue of the Falcons beating the Saints last Thursday night, the Panthers are now tied with the Saints atop the NFC South at 9-4*. Here’s a look at the current playoff picture in the NFC from Adam Stites at SB Nation: NFC playoff picture NFC playoff seeds 1. Philadelphia Eagles (11-2)** 2. Minnesota Vikings (10-3) 3. Los...
7 hours ago
Panthers vs Vikings: 3 plays to love, 3 plays to hate

Panthers vs Vikings: 3 plays to love, 3 plays to hate

These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 31-24 home win against the Minnesota Vikings (who entered the game at 10-2), putting Carolina’s record at 9-4.   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 1st Quarter 11:06 – Panthers 0, Vikings 0. Panthers ball 3rd-and-1 at CAR 40 The Situation: After Daryl Worley ended the Vikings...
9 hours ago
Panthers made a statement with 31-24 win over Vikings

Panthers made a statement with 31-24 win over Vikings

Lady Luck and other veterans contributed to Carolina’s biggest win of the season. The Carolina Panthers are, unbelievably, back in the NFC South race just one week after the Saints seemingly knocked them permanently into the wild card race. With 3 weeks to go in the 2017 season, the playoff picture is nowhere near settled. A microcosm of their conference, the Panthers have been both as good and as unpredictable as the entire NFC. Yesterday’s performance was exactly the kind of game that head coach Ron Rivera has been hoping to draw out of his team all season. A powerful running game...
11 hours ago
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers news and links 12/11/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers news and links 12/11/17

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. Rapid Reactions: Panthers top Vikings in thriller | Bill Voth, Panthers.comNever a doubt, right? After blowing an 11-point lead to the Vikings in the fourth quarter, Carolina's wildly inconsistent offense got the ball back at its 25-yard line with 3:07 to go. It sure helps that seven seasons into his career, the Panthers can still depend on Cam Newton's legs. Yeah, never a doubt. Victory over...
23 hours ago
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...
Dec 10, 2017
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...
Dec 10, 2017
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!
Dec 10, 2017
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...
Dec 9, 2017
CSR Fantasy Football Playoffs are under way

CSR Fantasy Football Playoffs are under way

Who will Lady Luck shine on this fantasy post season? I have to say I’ve had a pretty good season... so far. I garnered the #2 seed in all three of my CSR leagues which means I have a bye this weekend. Of course that means all three of my teams will post high scores! That is my luck. Lady Luck does not know my name. So much so I’m not going to talk smack because I swear every time I do I lose in epic fashion. In CSR 1 it’s Cyberjag and his Marty Hurney inspired team Interim Yes Man with the #1 seed and my team...that’s Mr. Totes McCaffrey to you at #2. The ‘Lucky Ass’ award...
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...
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...
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....