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2019 Schedule
5-5, 2nd in NFC South
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7hDavid Newton

McCaffrey, 23, youngest to join Madden 99 club

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is the youngest player to reach a 99 rating on Madden and just the 5th running back ever to do so.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have one of the best backs in the league in Christian McCaffrey. The Saints have the third-best run defense in the league. Strength versus strength. Tight end Greg Olsen, sporting one of his beanies that will go on sale next week with $5 from every one sold going to the Levine Children's Hospital, explains why it's important for Carolina to have balance — and the lead.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not looking good for Panthers cornerback Ross Cockrell (quad) to play this week. LT Greg Little has a sore knee but will start. He was a full participant in practice. OT Dennis Daley (groin) looks like he could be available too.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said owner David Tepper's comments about not accepting long-term mediocrity is to be expected. ‘I don't accept it either,'' the Panthers coach said. This game isn't about anything other than winning. This is my 33rd year [in the NFL]. I get it when I hear him talk about it and say the things he should say so our fans understand, ‘Hey, I don't accept it either.' That's something everybody has to understand. We don't accept it.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' injury report: Good sign LT Dennis Daley (groin) returned on limited basis. CB Ross Cockrell (quad) did not practice. No rest for Christian McCaffrey as he has gotten on Wednesday's. He told the staff he wanted to practice today.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen insists his confidence hasn't changed or been shaken after throwing four picks in a 29-3 loss to Atlanta. He just knows he has to get back to playing mistake-free football, something he did in his first start last year at New Orleans.

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3dDavid Newton

Panthers owner: Won't stand long-term mediocrity

Panthers owner David Tepper would not address the future of coach Ron Rivera and general manager Marty Hurney during a Monday meeting with Charlotte-based reporters, but he made it clear that he will not tolerate long-term mediocrity.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner David Tepper in his meeting with media allowed that "losing is sh----'' and you should feel "sh----'' when you lose. He also made it clear all options are on the table with quarterback Cam Newton, but before anything the team has to know Newton is completely healthy.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner David Tepper met with media today and expressed his dissatisfaction with losing. He made it clear without addressing the future of management or the coaching staff he will not accept long-term mediocrity.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl TE Greg Olsen, in explaining how the Panthers have played badly in two of their last four games, said being successful in the NFL goes beyond what fans see on Sundays. He also was explaining how his quote about ‘'running around and looking cool'' could have been misinterpreted on social media. Bottom line the loss to Atlanta was a collective effort.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera's take of quarterback Kyle Allen, who had four interceptions, after reviewing the film: “Well, the biggest thing is he had his moments. He moved us down to red zone three times. Unfortunately, he made mistakes trying to make more things happen. We could have helped him. We could have protected him a little better. It comes down to doing our job.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Kyle Allen to bounce back after his four-interception game. He spent some time with Allen after Sunday's loss. ‘He felt like he let a lot of people down like a lot of us did,'' RIvera said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera says one of the biggest reasons the Panthers have been resilient under him is they have maintained that one game at a time focus. He reminded Carolina still controls its fate with two games left against New Orleans and one against Atlanta over the final six weeks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If a staff is judged by division games the Panthers are in trouble. They have lost four straight and seven of the last eight to Atlanta. They have lost four of the last five to New Orleans, this week's opponent. They have lost two of the last three to Tampa Bay. Three of the last six games are against NFC South opponents, one at Atlanta and two against the Saints.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers TE Greg Olsen was correct in calling Sunday's loss to Atlanta a "comedy of terrible football.'' But what's really is terrible is Christian McCaffrey's efforts keep getting wasted. His 191 total yards from scrimmage gave him 1,576 for the season and put him on pace for 2,521.6 yards, which would break Chris Johnson's NFL single-season record of 2,509. Like Johnson in 2009, McCaffrey won't get much attention in the MVP race if the losses continue.

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4dDavid Newton

Reid: Kap accomplished goal, proved he can play

Panthers safety Eric Reid, who attended Colin Kaepernick's workout on Saturday, said the former NFL quarterback "proved he can play this game. He proved he can throw the ball."

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid said Sunday's loss to Atlanta was not Kyle Allen's fault even though the quarterback threw four picks. But, Reid said regarding Carolina's decision not to send a representative to Colin Kaepernick's tryout in Atlanta, ‘‘I think we could use Colin's help. I think every team in the league could use Colin's help.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Eric Reid, wearing a black Colin Kaepernick jersey, said his former San Francisco teammate proved on Saturday he can still be an effective thrower. ‘He was excited,'' said Reid, who attended three workout on his own.

Team Stats

Passing Yards220.622nd
Rushing Yards126.010th
Points For22.815th
Points Against25.7