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Washington rides winning recipe into NFC playoff contention

Nov. 30, 2021 17:39 PM EST

After four consecutive losses going into the bye week, Ron Rivera recalculated how Washington could win games. The recipe involved running the ball, controlling the clock and shortening games. The result has been a three-game winning streak to move into the final playoff...

Patriots will look to run the ball with Harris vs. Panthers

Nov. 05, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (4-4) at CAROLINA (4-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE: Patriots by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Patriots 4-4; Panthers 4-4. SERIES RECORD: Panthers lead 4-3. ...

McCaffrey back to practice, Darnold in concussion protocol

Nov. 03, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was excited to be back at practice, skipping ahead of his teammates during warmup runs and slapping low-fives with them. Sam Darnold was on the field too for a short period of time, although the...

Panthers' winning formula: Run the ball, play good defense

Nov. 01, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule has been preaching for weeks that the Carolina Panthers need to stay committed to running the football and rely on a defense filled with former first- and second-round draft picks to win games. The Panthers (4-4) did just that Sunday,...

Ryan endures one of his least productive games with Falcons

Oct. 31, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan had an afternoon to forget Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 14th-year veteran endured one of his worst days as Atlanta’s quarterback, getting his hand stepped on in the second quarter, throwing for 146 yards on 20 of 27 passing and...

Defense shines, Panthers snap skid by beating Falcons 19-13

Oct. 31, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Chuba Hubbard's first carry was about as bad as it gets. A fumble recovered by the Atlanta Falcons. The Carolina Panthers running back was feeling a lot better by the end of the game Sunday. Zane Gonzalez kicked...

Panthers lose 5th-round pick Nixon to season-ending injury

Oct. 28, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

The Panthers have placed rookie fifth-round draft choice Daviyon Nixon on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury on Thursday. The defensive tackle was hurt during practice on Wednesday. Nixon has played in all seven games this season as a...

Falcons look for 3rd straight win vs struggling Panthers

Oct. 28, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

CAROLINA (3-4) at ATLANTA (3-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Atlanta by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Carolina 3-4; Atlanta 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Falcons lead 33-19. ...

Darnold's struggles could spur interest in Watson trade

Oct. 25, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven games into Sam Darnold’s tenure with the Carolina Panthers there are serious concerns about his ability to develop into the team’s quarterback of the future. The slumping Darnold, who has thrown seven interceptions during the team’s...

Panthers and Giants meet in game between struggling teams

Oct. 21, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

CAROLINA (3-3) at NY GIANTS (1-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Panthers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Panthers 3-3; Giants 2-4. SERIES RECORD: Panthers lead 7-4. ...