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Carolina Panthers report card  12.02.12

Carolina Panthers report card 12.02.12

A QUARTERBACK: Not much else Cam Newton can do. He completed 15 of 27 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and was the Panthers’ leading rusher for the second…Click to Continue »
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  • Injury concerns for Martin, LaFell add to postgame woes

    Injury concerns for Martin, LaFell add to postgame woes

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 2, 2012
       Beyond their 27-21 loss to Kansas City Sunday, the Panthers' came away from the game with some significant injury questions.Click to Continue »
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  • Friends of murder-suicide victim: 'We don’t want her to be over…

    Friends of murder-suicide victim: 'We don’t want her to be overshadowed'

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 2, 2012
    A day after Kasandra Perkins died of multiple gunshot wounds and the boyfriend who killed her then killed himself, friends and neighbors are beginning to describe the young, new mother.Click to Continue »
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Lessons we (re)learned from Panthers' nasty loss at Kansas City

    Lessons we (re)learned from Panthers' nasty loss at Kansas City

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 2, 2012
    In case anyone needed a refresher course on how bad the Panthers can be after some of the false hope provided by Carolina's win over Philadelphia on "Monday Night Football,"Click to Continue »
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  • Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”

    Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Beating the Panthers will be a temporary relief for the Chiefs. But it was all they could do today. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel didn’t want to delve too deeply into the events of Saturday - when linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then h
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  • Photo Gallery: Panthers Fall On An Emotional Day in KC 27-21 to…

    Photo Gallery: Panthers Fall On An Emotional Day in KC 27-21 to Chiefs

    panthersgab.com Dec 2, 2012
    Photo Gallery: Panthers Fall On An Emotional Day in KC 27-21 to Chiefs
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  • Panthers-Chiefs: Five plays that mattered

    Panthers-Chiefs: Five plays that mattered

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 2, 2012
    The setup: Panthers faced a third-and-11 from their 35, 42 seconds left in the first quarter.Click to Continue »
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  • Quinn, Chiefs top Panthers in wake of tragedy

    Quinn, Chiefs top Panthers in wake of tragedy

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Against the backdrop an unthinkable tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves a reason to be proud Sunday -- and perhaps the impetus to let the healing begin.
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  • Chiefs show unusual strength, earn second win of the season one…

    Chiefs show unusual strength, earn second win of the season one day after Belcher tragedy

    Setting aside for a moment the events surrounding the obvious and tragic incidents that weighed heavy on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend -- and that's in no way meant to minimize them -- the team's 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers can be see…
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  • Chiefs get second win, a moment’s relief

    Chiefs get second win, a moment’s relief

    Nothing that happened on the field is going to comfort the Chiefs. But for a moment, this will help. A day after one of their own committed murder and then suicide, the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 win over the Panthers. The Chiefs played a clean game fro…
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  • Chiefs owner Hunt: 'So many people are hurting'

    Chiefs owner Hunt: 'So many people are hurting'

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered sympathy Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family."
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  • Halftime thoughts: Panthers-Chiefs

    Halftime thoughts: Panthers-Chiefs

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Carolina Panthers have a decent chance at their first two-game winning streak since Weeks 15 and 16 of last season. At halftime, they trail the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14. Kansas City scored a touchdown on the final play of the second quarter. But th…
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  • The Suns Will Give You Your Money Back If You Don't Have "…

    The Suns Will Give You Your Money Back If You Don't Have "Fun" And The Bobcats Will Give You Tickets For Next Game If You Stay T

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    Neither the Bobcats nor the Suns are particularly woebegone NBA teams in strictly basketball terms-the Bobcats are enjoying perhaps their best start ever, sitting pretty at 7-8 having already equaled their win total from last season, while the Suns are
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  • Man falls out of Panthers stadium during college game

    Man falls out of Panthers stadium during college game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Panthers arrived in Kansas City yesterday for another team’s tragedy, but had one unfolding in their stadium last night. A fan at the ACC Championship Game fell from a fourth-floor ramp in Bank of America Stadium and suffered life-threatening injuri
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  • The day ahead in the NFC South

    The day ahead in the NFC South

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    It’s a very unique Sunday in the NFC South with only two division teams playing. After New Orleans and Atlanta played Thursday night, we’re down to only two games involving NFC South teams. The Carolina Panthers play at Kansas City at 1 p.m. ET and th
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Chiefs Recap 01:45

    Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Chiefs Recap

    Dec 2
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chiefs' 27-21 win over the Panthers
  • Video - Panthers postgame press conference 01:57

    Panthers postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Panthers react following game with Chiefs
  • Video - Chiefs Get Emotional Win In Wake Of Tragedy 00:31

    Chiefs Get Emotional Win In Wake Of Tragedy

    Dec 2
    Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns to help the Chiefs earn their second win of the season.
  • Video - Panthers vs. Chiefs highlights 03:38

    Panthers vs. Chiefs highlights

    Dec 2
    Romeo Crennel and the Kansas City Chiefs won an emotional game against the Carolina Panthers one day after linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide at the team facility.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's Lakers

    Dec 2
    The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...