The Carolina Panthers really weren’t even expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but they surpassed all expectations and then some. Unfortunately, a team they got the better of during the regular season got the better of them in the playoffs.
Colin Kaepernick threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 on Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game for the third straight season.
When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
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Rarely does a 6-10 season inspire confidence among a franchise, but that’s exactly what happened to the Carolina Panthers.
Reports indicated there was a clash between Rivera and head coach Lovie Smith after the Bears Superbowl run in 2006. The two will meet again as the Panthers travel to Chicago on Sunday in a battle between two 1-2 teams.
After winning a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship, Auburn’s Cam Newton can add No. 1 overall pick to his resume.
The NFL might currently be split on many issues, but there’s one thing that all the coaches agree on, they fully expect for their players to be ready to go when the lockout ends.
The NFL players and owners are currently in a very heated and ugly labor dispute that could put all, or some, of the 2011 season in jeopardy, but caught in the middle of those two sides are the coaches of all 32 teams.
Forced to part ways from the Bears coaching staff after the 2006 Super Bowl appearance, Ron Rivera learned a big lesson.
According to multiple reports, former Bears’ linebacker and defensive coordinator Ron Rivera will be named the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
Ron Rivera was the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears when they went to the Super Bowl in the 2006 season. And according to a report, is close to becoming the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
An NFL source tells the NBC sports site ProFootballTalk.com that the Carolina Panthers plan to interview former Bears great Ron Rivera for the team’s top job.