The Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints 27 -22 at Bank of America Stadium. This matchup was important because it was a game between division rivals. The Panthers were projected to win this game by 9.5 points when news spread that Saints' starting quarterback Drew Brees had an injured shoulder. But the Panthers only ended up winning this game by 5 points, and it wasn't a "Brees." Why was that?Read More
The Carolina Panthers won their home opener by defeating the Houston Texans 24 - 17. In my matchup preview I said, "There is no way the Texans will win this game." Well this game was a lot closer than I wanted it to be. The Panthers had a tough time sustaining drives on offense because of penalties, and poor play. Cam Newton is still lacking on his throwing technique, but he was flying all over the field like Superman.Read More
Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers struggled on offense last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars actually recorded 2 more total yards of offense than the Panthers (265-263 yards). The Panthers' receivers dropped some balls, the run game wasn't successful, and Cam Newton looked to be indecisive at times. But that didn't seem to matter because the Panthers still won 20-9. Their best offense was their defense. The Panthers defense recorded three turnovers, five sacks, and one touchdown.Read More
The 2015 NFL season is finally here! It has been a long seven months since the New England Patriots played the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. But we can finally look past that and focus on this season (I hope). The Carolina Panthers have had a very interesting offseason filled with injuries, releases, and acquisitions. If the Panthers want to three-peat as NFC South Champions, they will need some of their players to step up.
Who are those players that will need to have a strong season for the Panthers to have success?Read More
The three defensive ends that are battling for a starting spot opposite of Charles Johnson are Kony Ealy, Mario Addison, and Wes Horton. Kony Ealy was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and is viewed as having lots of potential. Mario Addison is in his fifth season and finished last season with 6.5 sacks. But who is Wes Horton?Read More
When you think about “elite” fantasy quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers come to mind. But you most likely won't have the opportunity to draft one of those players. When you get to that point in your fantasy football draft where you need to draft a quarterback, who will you take?
Most fantasy football owners don't even have Cam Newton or Russell Wilson on the top of their wish list. But they should because the fantasy football experts think that Newton, and Wilson are both top ten worthy quarterbacks. But are they really worthy of their ranking?Read More
Having the opportunity to sign a contract extension that is worth up to $100 million is pretty remarkable. Only a few players in the NFL have reached this “$100 million status”. But with big contracts, comes big expectations.Read More
One of the biggest needs going into this offseason for the Carolina Panthers was the offensive tackle position. So what did the Carolina Panthers do to try to improve Cam Newton's blindside? They chose not to resign OT Byron Bell and instead signed OT Michel Oher. Bell was not resigned because he was one of the worst tackles in the league last season, but he still found a new home with the Tennessee Titans. Oher was released from the Titans because of his injury and poor play. That was a very interesting swap.Read More
Some Carolina Panthers fans still have a bad taste in their mouth from when Andrew Luck decided to go back to Stanford for another year. Andrew Luck most likely was going to be the Panthers number one pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Instead of drafting Luck, the Panthers selected Cam Newton with the number one pick in that draft.Read More
The Carolina Panthers have two starting running backs currently on their roster with DeAngelo Williams, and Jonathan Stewart. In seven seasons they have rushed for a combined total of 10,453 yards, scored 72 rushing touchdowns, and have cost the Panthers millions.Read More
The Panthers have a tough schedule and might have trouble getting in the end zone. But, if Cam Newton can stay healthy, and we can improve the run game, this offense might be able to produce at a high level consistently.
Should you start or sit any Carolina Panthers week six?
My Week Six Projections:
• Cam Newton: 19 pts (275 passing yards, 2 touchdown)
• Kelvin Benjamin: 13 pts (75 yards, 1 touchdown)
• Darrin Reaves: 7 pts (70 rushing yards)
• Chris Ogbonnaya: 8 pts (25 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
• Greg Olsen: 15 pts (90 yards, 1 touchdown)
• Panthers Defense: 15 pts
My week six recommendations:
The Cincinnati Bengals allowed an underachieving New England Patriots team to score 43 points against them last week. The Bengals are plagued by injuries and don’t look to be getting any healthier this week. They might be playing without A.J. Green, who is their number one weapon on offense. Also, their starting linebacker Vontaze Burfict, is still listed as questionable. He suffered a concussion week two against the Atlanta Falcons.
ESPN wants you to sit Cam Newton this week, but I say he is a must start! The Panthers offense will take advantage of their injuries and get in the end zone. The only questionable start this week is our running backs. Do not play them unless you need someone in the flex position.
What were my week five fantasy football projections?
My Week Five Projections were:
• Cam Newton: 19 pts (280 passing yards, 2 touchdowns)
• Kelvin Benjamin: 17 pts (110 yards, 1 Touchdown)
• Darrin Reaves or Chris Ogbonnaya: 12 pts (100 yards, 25 receiving yards)
• Greg Olsen: 14 pts (80 yards, 1 Touchdown)
• Panthers Defense: 10 pts
My Week Five Review:
The Carolina Panthers were able to score 31 points on the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. That might seem like it would be a good day for your fantasy football team, but the turnovers in the first half reduced the point outcome for some of your players. Cam Newton had two turnovers even though he played a great game overall. Kelvin Benjamin several drops and fumbled the football. The Panthers defense and Greg Olsen were the big scorers this past week.
Week Five Results (According to ESPN):
• Cam Newton: 14 pts (255 Yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 1 fumble)
• Kelvin Benjamin: 1 pt (3 receptions, 38 yards, 1 fumble)
• Darrin Reaves: 4 pts (11 attempts, 35 rushing yards)
• Chris Ogbonnaya: 8 pts (8 attempts, 24 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
• Greg Olsen: 19 pts (6 receptions, 72 yards, 2 touchdowns)
• Panthers Defense: 18 pts (24 PA, 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 touchdown)
Will Darrin Reaves score a touchdown this week?
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HOWEVER, there is always another side to the story. Now that he plays elsewhere, his yelling into the camera and throwing former teammates under the bus does wear thin (he said recently that he was glad to finally have a QB that was calm in the huddle). I have a new appreciation for what my friends saw when texting me about Smith's antics. Though the Blood and Guts comments seem funny (and in many ways are), there is more to talk about with this comment. You see 89 is saying that Carolina mistreated him and he deserved better. He's saying that he was taken out like a bag of garbage. Though there is a hint of reality in his statements, they do not reflect the entire story. Carolina drafted him in the 3rd Round when other teams did not see what our organization did. We gave him the chance to succeed. And very pertinent to this discussion is the fact that the Panthers stuck by his side when many teams would have shown him the door. Breaking a team-mate's nose and sending him to the hospital while watching film is inexcusable. The Panthers stuck by their man and helped him restore his reputation. He then went on to breaking another teammate's nose in Ken Lucas. Ken Lucas single-handedly saved that Panther team's locker room by being the bigger man and accepting Steve's apology and for saying and doing all of the right things. That is why I have a #21 Ken Lucas jersey in my collection. Smitty also was seen cursing out team mates on a regular basis.
Get your Goggles Ready:
So my point here is that Steve Smith should be extremely grateful to the Panther's organization for giving him a shot and for not throwing him out years ago. The Kraken would love that same opportunity now, wouldn't he? And #1 resurrected Smitty's career that had collapsed when paired with Jimmy Clausen. Yea, we all would have loved to see 89 stay here forever, and I hope that he retires a Panther and that no one else wears 89 in Carolina. However, this year he is against us and any smack talk about our organization should be kept in perspective. We owe Smitty our respect, but he owes the Panthers more respect than he is giving at the moment as well.
And I love Steve Smith, but I do hope Harper clean's his clock this week (Seems so weird to say that doesn't it?)