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2016 Schedule
15-1, 1st in NFC South
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Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better (3:18)
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Cam Newton more important than Tom Brady? (1:59)
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Kalil earned a cushy deal in Carolina

Ryan Kalil's new extension has the highest ratio of guaranteed money to contract years among all centers. Not bad for a 32-year-old. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

This from Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Twitter on the passing of Buddy Ryan; #RipBuddyRyan thx 4 being my first defensive influence. The #NFL has lost another defensive innovator. #46Defense

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Do teams fear Brandin Cooks?

New Orleans' first-round pick from 2014 has emerged as Drew Brees' top target. But that doesn't necessarily mean NFC South rivals see Cooks as a top threat. Dan Graziano breaks it down.

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How will return of Benjamin impact Panthers? (0:39)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you missed, Greg Olsen's 1969 Camaro raised $100,000 for charity at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Thursday. The Carolina Panthers tight end will put the money to good work for his @R4RFoundation.

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A ton of talent hanging up the cleats

A whopping eight players with at least three Pro Bowl selections each have retired this offseason. As a group, the eight players have 50 combined Pro Bowl invitations on their resumes.

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Rivera's playing career top 3 among coaches

A second-round draft pick in 1984, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera totaled 392 tackles and nine interceptions in his nine seasons. He was a reserve on the Bears' Super Bowl XX-winning team in 1985. Ranking all 32 NFL coaches as players

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Panthers fall just Short of top spot

The collection of Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Kawann Short is nearly perfect. But two other defenses can offer more terrifying trios, Bill Barnwell writes. Ranking defensive triplets

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If you liked Cam Newton's tricked out 1970 Cutlass and Thomas Davis' 1975 Caprice, check out the 1969 Camaro that Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will auction off for charity on Thursday at Barrett-Jackson's inaugural Northeast event Mohegan-Sun, Connecticut. Olsen and other celebrities will be on hand signing autographs and posing for pictures when the car is sold at around 4:30 p.m. with 100 percent of the bid going to Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefitting The HEARTest Yard.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside linebacker Thomas Davis, who helped the Panthers reach Super Bowl 50, has been selected as the 2016 Good Guy Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Davis, the 12th Good Guy Award winner, is the first member of the Panthers to receive the honor from the PFWA.

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When will the Saints' window close?

The Sean Payton-Drew Brees combo has only won three NFC South titles in 10 tries, but with both, the Saints are always in the mix. But how long will this era last? Dan Graziano discusses.

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Wait to draft quarterbacks in fantasy (1:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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