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2017 Schedule
7-3, 2nd in NFC South
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4dVaughn McClure

Panthers' Coleman fined for hit on Freeman

Panthers safety Kurt Coleman has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness on a hit to Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in Carolina's 20-17 win on Nov. 5.

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Vikings concerned about Olsen calling Rams game (1:00)
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5dDavid Newton

Who calls the plays for the Panthers?

Offensive coordinator Mike Shula gets a lot of blame when things go badly, but not the credit he deserves for building an offense around Cam Newton.

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Panthers WR corps keeps thinning

Less than two weeks after trading Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina lost rookie second-rounder Curtis Samuel to a season-ending ankle injury. Among the Panthers' remaining receivers, only two were drafted, and only Devin Funchess was taken higher than the sixth round.

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5dDavid Newton

Olsen: Vikings' worries about TV work 'crazy'

Greg Olsen says "it's crazy" to think he will gain an unfair advantage by assisting in the broadcast of the Vikings-Rams game for Fox Sports during the Panthers' bye week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says he won't gain an advantage broadcasting the Vikings-Rams game for Fox Sports on Sunday as some in the Minnesota organization suggest he will. “The notion that I'm going to gain an unfair advantage is crazy,'' Olsen said on Wednesday. “We have scouts at every game across the league. I'm going to have enough trouble on my hands broadcasting a game, let alone looking for little nuances on the sideline.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen when asked about the reported $50 million salary NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked for joked he would have taken less money for the private jet that reportedly was part of negotiations.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of Panthers players are taking off for the bye week. Tight end Greg Olsen will be here rehabbing his foot that was broken in Week 2. He is expected to come off injured reserve next week and play against the Jets. Monday is a big day in practice for him.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for 95 yards in a 45-21 victory over Miami on Monday night.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Greg Olsen, joined by his wife Kara to introduce a new cardiac neurodevelopmental program his foundation is supporting at Levine Children's Hospital, jokingly hopes he doesn't get in the way when he comes off injured reserve for the Panthers' next game, November 26 at the New York Jets.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his wife Kara talk about fulfilling their dream of supporting at Levine Children's Hospital a cardiac neurodevelopmental program for kids born with a congenital heart defect like their son T.J. was five years ago.

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Postseason chances for NFC contenders

The Lions (5-4) right now are on the outside looking in on the NFC playoff field, with the Seahawks (6-3) and Panthers (7-3) odds-on favorites for the two wild-card spots. Among the division leaders, the Rams have the lowest odds of maintaining their lead (though they're still over 50 percent, according to FPI).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Greg Olsen Foundation, in partnership with Levine Children's Hospital, on Tuesday announced Olsen's HEARTest Yard fund has pledged to support a cardiac neurodevelopment program. It will be the most compressive program of its kind in the Southeast. The foundation begun by the Panthers Pro Bowl tight end already has gifted $750,000 for the program. As Olsen has said about past programs his foundation has helped, "It's really about wrapping our arms around the families and children."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers' Dec. 3 game at New Orleans has been flexed to 4:25 p.m. ET. Shaping up for the NFC South lead with Carolina (7-3) trailing the Saints (7-2) by half a game.

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Saints post Week 10's top game score

New Orleans' win in Buffalo was the most dominant of the week, in case you couldn't tell by the 45-10 final score. The Patriots' win wasn't far behind, with the Falcons, Vikings and Panthers rounding out the top five.

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Surprise names among Week 10's QBR leaders

OK, so it's no surprise to see a pair of former MVPs in Cam Newton and Tom Brady. But rookie C.J. Beathard landed in third with the best performance of his young career, while Case Keenum paced the league by a comfortable margin.

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6dDavid Newton

Panthers WR Samuel (ankle) out for season

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel, the team's second-round pick out of Ohio State who had a season-high five catches vs. Miami, is out for the season with ligament damage in his ankle.

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Vikings' offense led the way in Week 10

It doesn't get much more efficient than what Minnesota did on Sunday, scoring touchdowns on five of its first six possessions. The Panthers and Saints weren't far behind, while the Patriots showed well in Denver.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said wide receiver Curtis Samuel (ankle) will be replaced "by committee." What he liked last night was after Samuel left "we didn't miss a beat."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Monday night's performance by the offense "to a degree'' was what Panthers coach Ron Rivera envisioned before the season. The extra was Cam Newton running.

Team Stats

Passing Yards209.022nd
Rushing Yards127.67th
Points For21.3Tied-17th
Points Against18.05th