Ben Hartsock

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ers

The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.

01/10/2014

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)

Carolina Panthers Focused, Intimidating For First Playoff Game In Years

The Carolina Panthers have had an extra week off to prepare for their first playoff game in years, but they haven’t taken the time off from preparing. They have been focusing on whichever team they may face and they are looking to be a team that is not only good, but one that is feared.

01/06/2014

Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets walks from the field after failing to convert a fourth down against the Miami Dolphins at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sanchez ‘Sick’ Over Jets’ Sloppy Loss To Dolphins

Six days after an embarrassing loss, things got even worse for the New York Jets. The offense was inexplicably flat, the quarterback was nearly benched and — get this — a coach on the sideline tripped and injured a Miami Dolphins player.

12/13/2010