Monday, 18 June, 2018

NFC Wild Card Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Mandy Jefferson | 08 January, 2018, 03:28

In 2015, McCoy rushed for 5.2 yards per carry at home compared to 3.9 on the road.

"He's a solid guy", Funchess said.

They also have Michael Thomas, one of the game's most dynamic young pass catchers, who was sixth in National Football League receiving yards with 104 hauls for 1,245 yards. He's a (former) Pro Bowler. He deserves that, and he's been having a solid year.

The opposite sideline will feature Olsen.

For the third time this season, the Panthers will take on the Saints on Sunday.

Their comeback bid may have come to an end during the 4th, however, after starting QB Cam Newton took a brutal shot to the head during a play. "I prepare like every game could be my last or (like) it's a playoff game or I've got something to prove and I've got an edge", he said, per ESPN. The Carolina Panthers are looking for another shot at the championship since losing it to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, while the New Orleans Saints haven't been to the big dance since Super Bowl 34 in 2009.

Hundreds protest in Europe, US in solidarity with Iranian uprising
The United States faced criticism at the UN Security Council on Friday for convening the body to discuss recent protests in Iran. Russia , a close ally of Iran's, agreed. "And we know the truth", Haley added.


Minnesota had a chance to set up a game-winning field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter and advance to Super Bowl XLIV, but then-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre infamously threw an interception with under 15 seconds to play, and the Saints went on to win in overtime. In four meetings since the start of 2016, Thomas has totaled 22 receptions for 303 yards and three touchdowns. "Gregg's a pass-catching threat, a good route runner, got good hands". Usually when it's in his radius, he catches it.

Two years later, the Panthers took down NY in the first round and Chicago in the divisional round, and Seattle pummeled Carolina in the 2005 NFC Championship game.

The duo rushed for almost 2,000 yards combined in the regular-season.

"The best way to handle that noise is to get up", center Ryan Kalil said. "If you look at those two games, we flat out didn't get it done".

History isn't in the Panthers favor, though.

He often takes on as much as he can, but it's a delicate balance, and he'll nearly surely need more from his supporting cast to beat the Saints in the Superdome. They only allow 88.1 yards rushing, which is third best in the NFL. "It's an awesome opportunity". Few players are capable of discouraging defenses like Newton, who is just as happy trucking over a safety, outrunning a cornerback in the open field, or lofting a deep ball to a wide-open tight end after forcing teams to play eight in the box. Those 10 takeaways netted just 23 points off turnovers. "Fortunately we were able to win both and kind of get back to even water, and begin to string some wins together". "That's something we that we have not done a good job of this year".

Recommended

U.S. oil costs hit highest since mid-2015 on shock… U.S.  oil costs hit highest since mid-2015 on shock… Inventories are down by nearly 20 percent from historic highs last March, and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. Oil hit its highest since May 2015 this week, supported by falling inventories, strong demand and high Opec compliance.

Debra Messing calls out E! for wage inequality Debra Messing calls out E! for wage inequality So we want, 50/50 by 2020.within that 50 per cent, 30 per cent women of color. Twitter, naturally, responded in support of Messing's boldness.

Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara harassed, 1 held Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara harassed, 1 held Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most respected and worshiped cricketers in India and he has served Indian cricket for decades. During investigation, police traced the caller's location to West Bengal and dispatched a team that arrested him on Saturday.

Activists will join Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, and more at Golden Globes Activists will join Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, and more at Golden Globes The 75th Golden Globes red carpet may end up becoming a bigger deal than the actual awards ceremony itself. In their joint red carpet interview, King spoke before Stone.

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'Nothing's official yet' Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'Nothing's official yet' Jon Gruden has returned to don the Silver and Black, and will officially be Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders once again. The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons.

Celta hold Barca, easy for Real Celta hold Barca, easy for Real Tax evasion allegations by Spanish authorities have also damaged Ronaldo's resolve to stay, it's said. Read the report from Balaídos as we had to make do with a point in our first #RMLiga match of 2018.

Arsene Wenger gets 3-match ban Arsene Wenger gets 3-match ban But the visitors will be without their manager on the touchline following his outburst on New Years Eve in the Premier League against West Brom.

California Commissioner Condemns Session's Move Against Legal Pot California Commissioner Condemns Session's Move Against Legal Pot In a tweet , Gardner threatened to retaliate by blocking confirmation of Sessions' nominees for DOJ positions. So far, marijuana is considered a drug as risky as heroine under US Federal Law.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: Packers hire Brian Gutekunst as new GM NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: Packers hire Brian Gutekunst as new GM Gutekunst was the team's director of player personnel, and had been courted by other organizations during GM searches. With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball's candidacy has collapsed.

Nick Kyrgious storms home to Brisbane victory Nick Kyrgious storms home to Brisbane victory Yet the Bulgarian looked like extending his unbeaten streak to three matches against Kyrgios at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday. Kyrgios will appear in his seventh overall ATP final and vie for his first title since Tokyo 2016 and fourth of career.

Iranian tanker burns, spills oil after collision off China's coast Iranian tanker burns, spills oil after collision off China's coast Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening. A tanker has collided with a bulk carrier in the East China Sea, leaving 32, the entire tanker crew, missing.

LaVar Ball Torched Luke Walton For Having 'No Control' Over The Lakers LaVar Ball Torched Luke Walton For Having 'No Control' Over The Lakers Walton disagreed with LaVar's latest criticism of the Lakers coach, whose team has lost 12 of its past 13 games. It is unclear whether the organization will address LaVar Ball's comments as they relate to their head coach.

Sydney temperatures skyrocket, nearly break record Sydney temperatures skyrocket, nearly  break record A total fire ban is in place across Sydney and the Hunter region as NSW residents face temperatures soaring into the mid-40s. Penrith recorded the highest temperature on earth on Sunday, reaching a record top of 47.3 degrees.

Anushka makes Cape Town more attractive for Kohli Isn't Anushka looking all attractive and one can see the reflection of happiness on her face as she cheers for Virat. The ongoing Test match against South Africa is the first game that Virat Kohli is playing after wedding.

Panthers extend coach Ron Rivera's contract through 2020 season Panthers extend coach Ron Rivera's contract through 2020 season Rivera already has 67 wins and with a road game in New Orleans will pass Fox with his fourth playoff appearance. On the field, the Panthers have been fairly consistent outside of a disappointing 6-10 season a year ago.