Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Ron Rivera walks onto the field against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ers

When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.

01/08/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Severely Lacking In Playoff Experience As They Prepare For Niners

The Carolina Panthers have not been to the playoffs since 2008. The upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers will mark just the fifth time in franchise history that the Panthers have been to the playoffs, and that means the team is severely lacking in playoff experience.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

NFL Playoff Schedule: No Shortage Of Rematches In Divisional Round

The road was kind in the wild-card round. The next challenge might be more daunting for the Saints, 49ers and Chargers. Not to mention the Colts, the only team to win at home this weekend.

01/06/2014

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)

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.

12/31/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Will Win The NFC South? Saints Vs. Panthers

Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?

12/19/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan: ‘No Doubt,’ I’m Still Right Man For Jets

Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Jets could be in its final weeks. Keep Rex or Fire Rex? Well, that depends on who you ask.

12/17/2013

Geno Smith braces for impact as he is hit by Kawann Short of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 15, 2013. The Panthers beat the Jets 30-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Jets Staring Elimination In Face After Loss To Panthers

The Jets (6-8) will be eliminated from playoff contention if Baltimore wins at Detroit on Monday night. “This one would be Ripley’s if we pull it off,” head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday.

12/16/2013

David Harris #52 of the New York Jets tries to stop DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jets’ Playoff Hopes Hang By A Thread After 30-20 Defeat To Panthers

The fading Jets are now 6-8 after their 30-20 loss to the Panthers. Their playoff hopes are on life support.

12/15/2013

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets meets brother Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, after the Jets' 26-20 win at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan Reaches Out To Brother Rob For Tips On How To Stop Cam Newton

The Jets coach said this week he’s talked at length to his brother Rob, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, about stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers.

12/14/2013

Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets stiff arms Leodis McKelvin #21 of the Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jets Running Back Chris Ivory Is A Battering Ram

Chris Ivory is establishing a reputation for being one of the most physical players in the NFL. From dragging players to powering through tackle attempts, Ivory is one tough guy to bring down.

12/13/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 08: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is tackled by Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Jets Need Full Team Effort In Order To Beat Panthers

Gang Green enters this game relatively healthy. Can the Jets find a way to beat one of the league’s best teams?

12/13/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Panthers Will Make Life Miserable For The Jets And Geno

The Panthers’ second-ranked defense is just too tough and they are going to make life miserable for Geno Smith.

12/13/2013

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