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8:35 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Olsen, Newton Lead Panthers To Eviscerate The Bears

Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen caught two touchdown passes, helping win a victory over the Chicago bears. That team traded him in 2011.
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In NFL action, it was a big night for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. He had been traded by the Chicago Bears in 2011, and he made them pay for it yesterday.

Olsen caught a pair of touchdown passes, as Carolina came back from a two-touchdown deficit. They won 31-to-24 over the Bears.

Olsen said he didn't play out of spite, but the victory did help ease the pain of the Panthers' last two losses.

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Sports
8:30 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Panthers' Weakened Offense, Defense Give Up Win To Ravens

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, 38-10.

Coach Ron Rivera was vocal about his disappointment.

The Panthers' offense was weakened to begin with. Two running backs were sidelined with injuries before the game, and DeAngelo Williams injured his ankle during a rush in the first half.

Rivera said that's no excuse.

“It doesn't matter who the running back is; we've still got to block,” Rivera said. “And we're going to be looking to do some things differently and do things the right way.”

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Sports
8:26 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Panthers' Newton: 'It Starts With Myself. I Have To Be Better.'

#Panthers lose. Final Score: Pittsburgh 37, Carolina 19. #KeepPounding
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers last night, 37-19.

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8:39 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Carolina Panthers Roar Into NFL Training Camp

Rookie defensive end Kony Ealy signing autographs for fans after practice.
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The Carolina Panthers opened training camp for the 2014 NFL season this past weekend.  Head coach Ron Rivera says he feels -- even this early -- that his team is showing signs that it can live up to expectation set last season.  Carolina won the NFC South division title, but lost its first playoff game last January.

A couple of key concerns in camp will be quarterback Cam Newton's recovery from off-season foot surgery, and how Newton gels with a virtually untested receiving corps.  Rivera says how Newton throws the ball is the top priority.

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Sports
7:01 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Panthers Still Have A Chance To Clinch Top Seed In Their Conference

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The Carolina Panthers have secured a spot in this year's NFL playoffs.  But, they now know they have a chance at being the top seed in their conference.   League officials have determined that a Panthers' victory over Atlanta this Sunday along with a San Francisco victory and a Seattle loss would give Carolina home field as long as they remain alive in the postseason.  Head Coach Ron Rivera said his message to the team will be to not worry about anyone other than the Falcons.  

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