Panthers beat Saints as injuries mount up

Nov 18, 2016

Panthers beat Saints as injuries mount up

When Luke Kuechly was carted off the field with a concussion, the tears streaming down his face as he left, it appeared the Carolina Panthers might be ready for another collapse. Their defensive leader was gone and another big fourth-quarter lead was crumbling. Instead, ...

Newton falls short on biggest stage

Feb 8, 2016

Newton falls short on biggest stage

A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown. The league’s top player this season didn’t feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed, two-word answers. Some questions he just let ...

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Feb 8, 2016

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, ...

Newton named NFL MVP

Feb 7, 2016

Newton named NFL MVP

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and ...

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2016

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away. For good. Newton on Tuesday emphatically tried to lay to rest any relevance of an African-American quarterback appearing in the NFL’s championship game. During a series of questions by a ...

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

Feb 2, 2016

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night. The NFL took a good idea gone surreal — what used to be known as “Media Day” — gave ...

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

Feb 1, 2016

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, California, was delayed by an hour. The team flew in a customized ...

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Jan 28, 2016

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he’s become a lightning rod for public criticism heading toward his appearance in the Super Bowl. “I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they ...

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Jan 25, 2016

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera. “Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl. We are not going just to take pictures,” Cam Newton said Sunday after leading the Carolina Panthers into the ...

Panthers hold off Seahawks to reach NFC title game

Jan 18, 2016

Panthers hold off Seahawks to reach NFC title game

Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. He calls it “Big Mo,” and there couldn’t have been a better example than Carolina’s 31-24 victory over Seattle on Sunday. Emphatically backing up their superb regular season with one ...