FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott lost interest in talking about another 40-yard outing because the star Dallas running back said he felt awkward discussing his struggles in a game the Cowboys...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A matchup featuring two MVP candidates turned into a stage for a third player to make his case to be included in the MVP conversation.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey was noticeably distraught following the Panthers' loss on Sunday.
The MVP candidate sat with his head in his hands in the locker room after he was...
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern):
Minkah Fitzpatrick's takeaways are steering the Steelers in the right direction.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Christian McCaffrey raced 58 yards to the end zone for his third touchdown of the game, chants of "MVP! MVP!" echoed throughout Bank of America Stadium.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Jayon Brown remembers playing against Christian McCaffrey in college.
Now the former UCLA linebacker gets his first chance to tackle the former...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska freshman Luke McCaffrey made his true debut in college football last weekend, and one of his rivals in backyard games must have had flashbacks as he...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers haven't faced this version of Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey, who played college ball for Stanford, averages 4.9 yards per carry and leads the league in...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Truth be told, the Panthers could probably do without a bye this week.
Coach Ron Rivera's team is playing its best football since 2015, when it went 15-1 in the...
LONDON (AP) — The way the Carolina defense kept taking the ball away, Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers offense didn't have a whole lot of work to do.
LONDON (AP) — For most members of the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a game in London is an opportunity to see a new country and experience a different culture.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's defense is no longer elite, with or without star cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
The Jaguars (2-3) have too many holes and too much inexperience on that...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has been an iron man for the Panthers in playing nearly all of the team's offensive snaps — and with good reason.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers motto is to "Keep Pounding."
They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The time for moral victories is quickly coming to an end for the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals.
Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Kyle Allen, who started in place of...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray seeemed to take another step in his progression as a pro in the first half against Carolina, fitting passes in tight windows and showing off his speed on...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Allen threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns in place of the injured Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey ran for a 76-yard touchdown, and the Carolina Panthers beat the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Allen doesn't have Cam Newton's flamboyant nature, his adventurous fashion sense or his huge contract.
But teammates say Allen does have the confidence to be a...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers fans voiced their displeasure more than once with boos during a 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.
Cam Newton enjoys facing the Buccaneers. The only thing is, this might not be the same Panthers quarterback who has thrown for 29 touchdowns against Tampa Bay.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton thinks he knows why the Panthers aren't throwing more deep passes.
The 2015 league MVP joked that Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner must have...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has become Carolina's best football player.
But while the Panthers' third-year running back only seems to be getting faster, quicker and more...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers offense has been downright terrible in the preseason.
But Carolina coach Ron Rivera downplayed his team's lack of production, and doesn't seem worried...
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
New faces: DT Gerald McCoy, C Matt Paradis, DE Bruce Irvin, OLB Brian Burns, OT Greg Little, QB Will Grier, WR Chris Hogan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton and four other key starters will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Panthers hope less means more for Christian McCaffrey in 2019.
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants to increase McCaffrey's touches this season while reducing...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera's eyes seem to light up when talk turns to third-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel.
When Samuel has the ball in his hands, Rivera views him...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey would welcome another huge statistical season — if it translates into more wins for the Panthers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All it took for the Carolina Panthers to land All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million — and a vegan lunch with some future...
Arizona running back David Johnson believes it could be a grand year.
Two grand, even.
Johnson came close to having 1,000 yards rushing and receiving once before and believes he can do...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Even without Bryce Love, Stanford plans to stick with the running game in the Sun Bowl against Pittsburgh.
Because the Panthers (7-6) are powered by the first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in school history, coach Pat Narduzzi figures Monday's meeting against the Cardinal (8-4) will be something of an oddity in today's college game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It wasn't long after Taylor Heinicke was named the Panthers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Falcons that the jokes began rolling in.
Panthers center Ryan Kalil laughed that he might have to bring down his shotgun snaps so they don't go flying over the 6-foot QB's head. Running back Christian McCaffrey teased that he's glad he won't look so small in the backfield anymore now that Heinicke has taken over for the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Cam Newton.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's been no such thing as a sophomore slump for Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara.
The two NFC South running backs have followed up strong rookie campaigns with even better second seasons for the Panthers and Saints, who'll meet Monday night in a game with big playoff ramifications for both teams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Carolina's Christian McCaffrey ripped off a 59-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks, there was no tapping his helmet.
He wasn't coming out of the game.
The second-year running back told Cam Newton in the huddle before the next play "I'm ready to go," then took a handoff on the next play and picked up another 15 yards.
"Any other average running back would've tapped his head and said, 'I need a blow,'" Newton said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said C.J. Anderson's frustration with his smaller-than-expected role on offense contributed to the team's decision to release the former 1,000-yard rusher midway through the season.
Rivera said he spoke recently to Anderson and could sense the veteran running back's frustration over not being more involved in Carolina's offense.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton can't keep from grinning when he looks around at the playmakers that surround him in the Panthers' locker room.
"The talent level we have on this team is extremely scary," Newton said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was D.J. Moore's turn to be a young standout for the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers' first-round draft pick from Maryland had a team-high five receptions for 90 yards and also gained 39 yards on electrifying runs on back-to-back plays, including a 28-yard dash around right end that proved to be Carolina's biggest run of the day, in a dominating 36-21 win against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers didn't wait until the fourth quarter to turn it up a notch on offense.
The result was an impressive win against the league's top-ranked defense.
Newton completed 21 of 29 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 52 yards and another score as the Panthers soundly defeated the Baltimore Ravens 36-21 on Sunday for their ninth straight win at home.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If you're still thinking Christian McCaffrey is just a receiving back, it may be time to reconsider.
The Panthers' second-year running back is coming off a perception-changing game on Sunday, rushing for a career-high 184 yards on 28 carries while playing all 67 offensive snaps in a 31-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. It was an eye-opening outing for a player who'd never run for more than 66 yards in a game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising.
Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 yards on the ground and got two rushing scores from Cam Newton on Sunday in a 31-21 victory .
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season.
Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton appears on his way to becoming a smarter, more efficient passer.
It's only been two games, but the Panthers' eighth-year quarterback is completing a career-best 69 percent of his passes — well above his career completion mark of 58.3 percent — entering Sunday's game against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he's extremely comfortable playing in new coordinator Norv Turner's scheme and is thrilled with the talent the Panthers have surrounded him with on offense.
But the eighth-year quarterback isn't going out on a limb and making predictions on what Carolina might achieve this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is welcoming the idea of sharing the spotlight in Carolina.
Newton has been the focal point of the Panthers' offense for the past seven seasons, but that's about to change — at least to some degree.
Sure, Newton will still be running the show and remain a dual-threat QB, but coach Ron Rivera has made it clear Christian McCaffrey will play a much larger role this season, saying that it would be "ideal" to get the second-year running back 25 to 30 touches per game.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)
New faces: RB C.J. Anderson, WR Torrey Smith, WR Jarius Wright, WR D.J. Moore, TE Ian Thomas, OL Jeremiah Sirles, DT Dontari Poe, CB Donte Jackson, S Da'Norris Searcy, QB Taylor Heinicke.
Key losses: RB Jonathan Stewart, OG Andrew Norwell, TE Ed Dickson, DE Charles Johnson, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Daryl Worley, S Kurt Coleman, QB Derek Anderson.