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McCaffrey, Kamara figure to play key roles on Monday night

Dec. 16, 2018 12:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's been no such thing as a sophomore slump for Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara. The two NFC South running backs have followed up strong rookie campaigns with even better second seasons for the Panthers and Saints, who'll meet Monday night in a game with big playoff...

Saints tackle Terron Armstead out for Panthers game

Dec. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out left tackle Terron Armstead for Monday night's game at Carolina because of a chest injury. Armstead is the Saints' second-highest paid offensive player after Drew Brees but has missed the past four games. He has yet to play since returning to...

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for NFL fantasy semifinals

Dec. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EST

A look at some key fantasy football questions and answers for Week 15: WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR BIG GAMES THIS WEEK? We don't recommend making many wholesale changes to your lineup in the fantasy playoff semifinals that typically happen this week. However, if you're looking for a...

Saints' sweep of Panthers never far from QB Newton's mind

Dec. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton keeps a black and yellow broom he was "gifted" by the Saints hanging in his locker, some omnipresent motivation after what happened a year ago when the Panthers met up with their NFC South rivals. New Orleans swept Carolina, winning both regular-season games in 2017 before...

Saints-Panthers Preview Capsule

Dec. 13, 2018 12:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (11-2) at CAROLINA (6-7) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Saints by 6 ½. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 5-8, New Orleans 10-3 SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 24-23 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Panthers 31-26, first round NFC playoffs, Jan. 26 LAST WEEK —...

Panthers' Rivera clinging to slim playoff hopes, Saints next

Dec. 11, 2018 11:40 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera is clinging to the slim hope the Panthers can rebound from a five-game losing streak, beat the Saints twice in three weeks and earn a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs. The coach understands the chances of all of that happening are remote at best. "There's a chance...

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for fantasy playoff semifinals

Dec. 11, 2018 10:43 AM EST

The majority of leagues are down to the final four teams in the postseason, so no more mad scramble to the waiver wire. There are fewer owners vying for players, especially in leagues that only allow playoff teams to make additions. Plus, the majority of your starting lineup is likely set by now. Still, injuries...

Panthers' playoff hopes take major blow with loss to Browns

Dec. 9, 2018 7:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cam Newton's unique fashion choices remain exciting. Everything else about the Carolina Panthers looks stale. Unable to come up with big plays down the stretch again, the reeling Panthers suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-20 setback to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that puts a...

Mayfield, "dangerous" Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row

Dec. 9, 2018 6:22 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone." The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health. Mayfield...

Column: NFL's Walter Payton Award means much to nominees

Dec. 8, 2018 10:38 AM EST

Winning any of the AP's individual NFL awards, from MVP to top rookie, means plenty to players. Being nominated for, no less winning, the Walter Payton Man of the Year award means more. Don't minimize how proud a guy is when he's voted one of the prestigious individual awards. It's a portion of his resume that...