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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Severely Lacking In Playoff Experience As They Prepare For Niners

The Carolina Panthers have not been to the playoffs since 2008. The upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers will mark just the fifth time in franchise history that the Panthers have been to the playoffs, and that means the team is severely lacking in playoff experience.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

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.

01/02/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step Up

The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.

12/31/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers tackles Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Falcons To Play Spoiler In Week 17, But For New Orleans Or Carolina?

It’s a crazy thought, but after 16 grueling weeks in the NFL, the road to the NFC South Divisional title still goes through Atlanta, GA.

12/25/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 20: Tavon austin #11 of the St. Louis Rams makes a catch as Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers defends during play at Bank of America Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Matt Ryan’s Arm Vital To Win Against Tough Panthers Run Defense

Even though Atlanta had more than 80 percent of their plays against Arizona going through the air, that’s something they want to do again against Carolina. With Carolina’s top five rushing defense, Atlanta would do well to avoid running the ball.

10/29/2013

Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers

Wilson, Defense Lift Seattle Over Carolina 12-7

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for 320 yards, including a 43-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse to lift the Seattle Seahawks to a 12-7 win Sunday over the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks […]

92.9 The Game–09/08/2013

Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on Nov. 4, 2012 in Landover, Md. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NFL Plans To Crack Down On Excessive Celebrations This Season

The taunting rule is nothing new in the NFL, but what some critics have dubbed the “No Fun League,” officials will now go a step further to enforce the rule.

08/07/2013

Photo by Jean Ross

Atlanta Public Schools Gear Up For First Day Of School 2013

This weekend on Atlanta Up Close  Cynthia talks to Atlanta Public Schools about the start of the new year, new initiatives and what parents and students can expect. Associate  School Superintendent  Steve  Smith  talks  the  […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

Panthers v Falcons

Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk.Com, On Mac And Jason

The Falcons play the Carolina Panthers this weekend in Charlotte.  We solicit the knowledge of ProFootballTalk.com’s Darin Gantt for a Panthers perspective.

92.9 The Game–12/07/2012

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