Cam Newton

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.

01/02/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step Up

The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.

12/31/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Presto Chango: Panthers Turn Awful 2013 Start Into First-Round Playoff Bye

The Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn’t a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.

12/30/2013

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers fight for the ball in the end zone on the last play of the game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Patriots Deserved One More Play

John Madden said officials should not have picked up the pass interference flag at the end of the Panthers-Patriots game Monday night, giving Carolina a 24-20 victory.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/19/2013

SAN FRANCISCO0: Colin Kaepernic, CA - NOVEMBER 1k #7 of the San Francisco 49ers gets sacked by Luke Kuechly #59 and Mario Addison #97 of the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Panthers won the game 10-9. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers Anemic Offense Stumbles Again; Allow Panthers To Keep Rolling

Despite coming off their bye, and playing at home, the 49ers suffered another heartbreaking defeat. Instead of extending their winning streak to six, San Francisco will now have to beat a good New Orleans team to avoid losing their second in a row.

11/11/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 20: James Dockery #31 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers Face Tough Test Against Panthers Team On A Roll

The 49ers winning streak is going to receive a serious challenge this week against a Panthers team that is playing (almost) as well as San Francisco. The 49ers are the better team top to bottom though, and if they can avoid any letdown from a week off, will stretch their winning streak to six.

11/05/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Quarterbacks To Draft

Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.

08/15/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers avoids a tackle by London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins at the Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Panthers’ Cam Newton Wiping The Slate Clean And Looking Forward

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has the statistics of a superstar. Now he wants the wins to prove he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks.

08/11/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers avoids a tackle by London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins at the Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Panthers’ Cam Newton Wiping The Slate Clean And Looking Forward

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has the statistics of a superstar. Now he wants the wins to prove he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks.

08/11/2013

Raiders v Panthers

With Palmer Hurt, Raiders Fall Prey To Panthers 17-6

The Panthers held the Raiders to 189 total yards and 12 first downs in a game where Oakland’s starting quarterback Carson Palmer was sidelined after a first-quarter injury.

12/23/2012

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