2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
9-4, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed tight end Kent Taylor and wide receiver Rasheed Bailey to the practice squad. Kicker Roberto Aguayo and running back Jalen Simmons were released from the practice squad.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks answered a question about potential interest from other teams in him as a head coach with the message he gives to players each week: "Stay focused on being focused.'' In other words his focus is on Green Bay and not what might happen in the offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks says if Aaron Rodgers plays for Green Bay on Sunday "we're going to have our hands full."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on how the ACL tear suffered by Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday might impact the balance in the NFC heading into the playoffs: “They're a good football team and I'm not sure how that's going to affect them. I do like who their backup is. Nick Foles is a terrific football player, and he's proven it and had success in this league.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has no problems with how the concussion protocol is being handled at Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects to face Aaron Rodgers this week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has been mentioned as a potential head coach candidate for the New York Giants. Coach Ron Rivera said Wilks ‘'deservedly so'' should be considered for a head coach job. But he didn't want to talk about that now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had this thought when he looked at the Jumbo Tron and saw he was so far ahead of the Minnesota defense that he had time to stop, turn and fall backwards into the end zone: “I was like Usain Bolt.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers center Ryan Kalil put Sunday's win over Minnesota in good perspective: “This win puts us in a good position to make a run for the playoffs, but you don't get extra points for beating a good football team.''

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Vikings' miscues led to win for Panthers (1:14)
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Panthers record statement win over Vikings (0:50)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton on his new hat: "I didn't want to wear something everybody seen before." More on this brimless hat that looks like a Shriner's hat later.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton: "We're just trying to get winning DNA."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton on what it meant to him seeing Jonathan Stewart stop at the goal line, turn and fall backwards into the end zone at the end of a 60-yard run: "He's beginning to get a little drip. I like that."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said "everything I was taught not to do" on the touchdown pass to Devin Funchess he did. Started with throwing across his body.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said his friend that keeps reminding him he can't score on a run of 60-plus yards texted him again to remind he didn't score on the 62-hard run.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

A different kind of postgame hat from Cam Newton.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on the three-touchdown performance of running back Jonathan Stewart, who has struggled much of the season: " We didn't doubt him. That's why we kept putting Jonathan out there. We believe in who he is for us and he's been solid. He's worked hard and has gotten better and better, and he is getting stronger."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen had two wishes today and that was to be on the field at the end and be In the victory formation. Both came true for the player that has been battling a foot injury. Center Ryan Kalil, making only his third start because of a neck injury, also finished the game with no setback.

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.428th
Rushing Yards134.55th
Points For23.114th
Points Against20.210th

2017 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(8)Christian McCaffreyRBStanford
2(8)Curtis SamuelWROhio State
2(32)Taylor MotonOTWestern Michigan
3(13)Daeshon HallDETexas A&M
5(8)Corn ElderCBMiami (FL)
6(8)Alexander ArmahDEWest Georgia
7(15)Harrison ButkerPKGeorgia Tech