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2018 Schedule
6-8, 2nd in NFC South
Should the Panthers shut down Cam Newton? (1:46)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers inside linebacker Luke Kuechly and guard Trai Turner were selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, the team announced. It was the sixth time Kuechly has been selected to the annual all-star game. No player in a Carolina uniform has been selected more times. Turner is in the Pro Bowl for the fourth year in a row.


Are You Worried About N.O ?

Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre question if the Saints should be worried that entire league has figured out their offense, if the Panthers should bench Cam Newton, discuss the Bulls getting into a ruckus with the Thunder and much more.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn't exactly sound like a coach who has been given a vote of confidence by owner David Tepper for next season during Tuesday's press conference Asked if he hates questions about his future, Rivera said: “Absolutely, because I don't know. I've been through it a couple of times my first two seasons. But at the end of the day it comes down to one person, and that's the only one that knows.'' When asked if he wants to be back, Rivera responded: “That is a stupid question. That really is, and I'm not going to answer that one. I'm very happy where I am. I do appreciate my place here on this football team and in this city and in this community.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn't rule out he could continue calling defensive signals next season. Said everyone needs to grow as they finish up this season and he felt very comfortable calling plays Monday night after what he called a couples of ‘'rieur'' weeks.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he won't have a conversation with the medical staff concerning Cam Newton's sore right shoulder until later in the day. He still says Newton gives Carolina the best chance to win. “I can't tell you want I'm going to say until I get an opportunity to know where he is in terms of his physical state and mental state,'' Rivera said of Newton. "It's a tough situation right now. Until I get a chance to visit with him I'm not going to speculate.''


Saints win,NFL Power Rankings.

Ryan Clark reacts to the Saints win over the Panthers. Plus, Jalen Rose runs the floor and Ryan delivers an epic NFL Power Rankings.

Saints hang on to top Panthers on MNF (1:14)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid posted a picture on social media showing he had been selected for a random drug test once again. According to Reid, this was the seventh time he has been tested since joining the Panthers late in September. He has indicated he thinks the league is targeting him because he has a collusion grievance against the NFL. The NFL has noted that all drug tests are random and are performed by an outside laboratory that they have no control over. To that, Reid posted: "Number 7 . . . Random.'' Reid said a date for his grievance has been set for a date after the season that he would not reveal.

Cam Newton: I've got to be better (1:05)
McFarland says Newton didn't look right in loss (0:44)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has done everything from acupuncture to ice to therapy to deal with the soreness in his right shoulder. Says hardly a night goes by when he doesn't experience some soreness. Says sitting is not part of his plans.

Saints hold on to win in wild fourth quarter (0:50)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly on Cam Newton battling through a shoulder injury: ‘'With Cam since the day i got here he's been tough as nails.'' Center Ryan said Newton has been beat up emotionally and physically by this season.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Thomas Davis wants to return next season but since management hasn't committed to him he can't help but wonder if next week's game against Atlanta will be his final one at Bank of America Stadium.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Cam Newton's shoulder says the staff will continue to consult with medical staff and evaluate. No mention of sitting him at the moment.


Saints' D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

Alvin Kamara had 103 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, the Saints' defense put the clamps on Cam Newton and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera will need a new t-shirt. The Panthers coach wore a shirt earlier this week promoting his team's 5 percent chance to make the playoffs. It is less than 1 percent after a 12-9 loss to New Orleans in which the defense played its best game of the year. The biggest question now is will Rivera rest Cam Newton and a sore right shoulder that didn't give the Panthers a chance on this night? The losing streak is now six.

Newton's pass on 4th down falls incomplete (0:26)
Panthers force fumble for touchback (0:45)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Panthers coach Ron Rivera about Cam Newton failing to make clutch plays with the game on the line during this 5-game losing streak. Rivera admitted Newton has gotten a little excited with a few high throws. He has 1:44 remaining and a 12-9 deficit to redeem himself and keep the Panthers' playoff hopes alive.

Jackson takes INT on 2-point try to the house (0:47)

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.1
Rushing Yards134.6
Points For23.8
Points Against24.6

2018 Draft Picks

1(24)D.J. MooreWRMaryland
2(23)Donte JacksonCBLSU
3(21)Rashaan GauldenCBTennessee
4(1)Ian ThomasTEIndiana
4(36)Marquis HaynesOLBOle Miss
5(24)Jermaine CarterCBMaryland
7(16)Andre SmithILBNorth Carolina
7(24)Kendrick NortonDTMiami (FL)