NFL Football

Carolina Panthers (7-3)

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W 20-17
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Newton, run game and defense have Panthers thinking playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A re-energized Cam Newton, a suddenly improving running game and the league's No. 1-ranked defense have the Carolina Panthers thinking about a return to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years under coach Ron Rivera.

The Panthers enter the bye weekend having won three straight, leaving them at 7-3 and a half-game behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

Newton said before the team's 45-21 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night that it was starting to feel like a special season. The big win left the Panthers even more confident.

NFC South Division
New Orleans 820.800
Carolina 730.700
Atlanta 540.556
Tampa Bay 460.400
Full Standings
Pass Yds: C. Newton2232
Pass TDs: C. Newton14
Rush Yds: J. Stewart460
Rush TDs: C. Newton4
Rec Yds: D. Funchess535
Rec TDs: D. Funchess5
Int: L. Kuechly3
Sacks: J. Peppers7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 3366 (6)
Passing Yards: 2249 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1276 (4)
Points per game: 21.3 (18)
Yards per game: 336.6 (16)
Touchdowns: 22 (14)
Field Goals: 20 (8)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2780 (4)
Passing Yards: 2139 (13)
Rushing Yards: 806 (5)
Points per game: 18.0 (4)
Yards per game: 278.0 (1)
Touchdowns: 18 (12)
Field Goals: 13 (10)
Date Player Transactions
11/1 B. Bersin signed
10/31 B. Hodges pract. squad del
10/31 E. Baylis pract. squad add
10/25 R. Aguayo pract. squad add
10/25 A. Duke pract. squad del
10/24 K. Clay acquired from waiver
10/24 D. Cox on IR ankle
10/19 E. Biggers pract. squad del
10/18 D. Southward pract. squad add
10/17 B. Kaaya cut
Date Player Status
11/13 R. Kalil neck (Out)
11/5 R. Kalil neck (Out)
11/5 J. Theus concussion (Out)
11/5 T. Turner knee (Questionable)
11/5 F. Whittaker ankle (Questionable)
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