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Bengals run defense stumbles in 31-21 loss to Panthers

Sep. 24, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising. Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 yards on the ground and got two rushing scores...

The Latest: Lions lead Patriots 10-0 early in 2nd quarter

Sep. 23, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The winless Detroit Lions could hardly have asked for a better start against New England. The Lions lead 10-0 after Matthew Stafford's 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay early in the second quarter. New England does not have a...

NFL player, once part of human trafficking, has huge game

Sep. 23, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Efe Obada exploded off the corner, bolted past Bengals tight end C.J. Ogbuehi and crashed into quarterback Andy Dalton for his first career sack and a 10-yard loss. He screamed to his teammates, "They don't know me! I'm from London! They don't know me!" The...

Newton's 4 TDs lift Panthers over Bengals 31-21

Sep. 23, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season. Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday. Cam Newton...

Bengals join Panthers in wearing "One Carolina" stickers

Sep. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read "One Carolina" on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bengals said on...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

Sep. 21, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach,...

Another injury: Panthers send safety Da'Norris Searcy to IR

Sep. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries, placing starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks. Searcy was injured in the team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers (1-1) have not yet signed anyone to...

Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers

Sep. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear. Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game. "We left some stuff out there," Dalton said. "We can definitely improve and get...

Cam Newton learning to become more efficient passer

Sep. 19, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton appears on his way to becoming a smarter, more efficient passer. It's only been two games, but the Panthers' eighth-year quarterback is completing a career-best 69 percent of his passes — well above his career completion mark of 58.3 percent — entering...