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Rivera says loss to Redskins 'won't define' Panthers season

Oct. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is eager to make sure his players put an ugly loss to the Redskins behind them before packing their bags and heading to Philadelphia to face the defending champion Eagles. "Learn and grow from it and move on," Rivera said matter-of-factly on Monday. The...

Rarely have 6 weeks provided so many up-and-down teams

Oct. 15, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

So many things send NFL coaches into a tizzy. Most of them get addressed immediately. The one item they can't get done quickly, and often not at all, is finding consistency. Rarely have the first six weeks of a season provided so many up-and-down performances, from weaklings to world beaters, from turnover...

Roller-coaster Redskins in search for consistency

Oct. 15, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — D.J Swearinger didn't even want a few hours to soak up a victory before preparing for the Dallas Cowboys. In the aftermath of a gutsy performance without two top players and after a short turnaround from an embarrassing defeat, the Washington Redskins safety figured he'd start looking...

The Latest: Rams' Gurley tops 200 yards rushing at Denver

Oct. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. Rams running back Todd Gurley II is having quite a game in the cold weather, eclipsing the 200-yard rushing mark midway through the fourth quarter at Denver. Gurley has scored two touchdowns. The previous career-high for Gurley was 159 yards rushing on...

Cam Newton inconsistent in Panthers' loss to Redskins

Oct. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Even after blaming pressure and contact to his throwing arm for a costly interception in the first half, Cam Newton had the game on his shoulders in the final minute. Newton led the Carolina Panthers downfield and into the red zone before three consecutive incompletions ended their...

Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

Oct. 14, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud. Then, he silenced it all. Norman bounced back from one of the worst games of his career by intercepting Cam Newton and forcing a...

Panthers coach Rivera optimistic Olsen will play vs Redskins

Oct. 12, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is optimistic that three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will play Sunday against the Redskins after participating in his third straight day of practice. Olsen is listed as questionable on the injury report, but Rivera says he's looking ready after...

FANTASY PLAYS: Starts and sits for a make or break week

Oct. 11, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

After five weeks, fantasy owners of Dalvin Cook and Devonta Freeman are lamenting those draft picks, while those who gambled on Austin Ekeler and Tyler Boyd feel as if their fantasy IQs went up sharply. Week 6 constitutes a make-or-break moment for a host of players who have yet to live up to their preseason...

What a week for Josh Norman, whose Redskins take on Panthers

Oct. 11, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — What a week for Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. There was a benching during a 24-point loss. Criticism from a former teammate. Biting Twitter barbs from an opposing receiver. What better way to cap it all off than a matchup for his Redskins (2-2) on Sunday against Cam...

Panthers' Newton: Olsen's return means 'the band is back'

Oct. 11, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is ecstatic to have Greg Olsen back on the football field. And he wants Olsen to remain on the field, so much that Newton said he asked his spiritual grandmother Hattie-Lou Newton to pray for the tight end's continued health. "That would be great,"...