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1-3, 3rd in NFC South
Matchup-dependent wide receivers in fantasy (1:20)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera agreed with kicker Graham Gano's tweet on Sunday night that the pilot did an amazing job of landing the plane in Charlotte with strong crosswinds that made it "different."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera applauds the commissioner for moving the PAT back. Said he didn't want it but says it has uncertainty in the minds of kickers. "I still don't like it," he added.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

To being called the worst undefeated team in the NFL, Panthers coach Ron Rivera reminded people called them the worst team in the playoffs last year and they won a playoff game. Says he won't apologize for being 4-0.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said owner Jerry Richardson told him early on he wouldn't make a decision on whether to make a coaching change until after the season. He said Richardson said it was OK to share that with the media. He didn't share that in 2013 when there were rumors circulating about his security after a slow start.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says this is his best team since he took over in 2011. Definitely best record wise at 4-0.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

On the heels of Miami firing Philbin today and reflecting on his status after a slow start in 2013 that turned into a 12-4 season, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is thankful owner Jerry Richardson showed patience.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera says yes and no on whether the bye comes at a good time after a 4-0 start. Plans to give players an extra day off (Monday next week) and start preparation for Seattle next Tuesday to help change his post-bye record that hasn't been good.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pretty optimistic Luke Kuechly will be back soon. Says met with independent last week and the independent physician didn't feel comfortable clearing him.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said no major injuries. Said defensive end Jared Allen had a pinched nerve in lower back and is getting it checked out.

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20hAndrew Astleford

Bucs cut kicker Brindza after missed FGs, PAT

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday cut Kyle Brindza after the kicker missed two field goal attempts and an extra point during Sunday's loss to Carolina.


Bucs cut kicker Kyle Brindza

Tampa Bay has cut Brindza, per ESPN and media reports, after he missed seven kicks (five FGs, two extra points) in the last two weeks.

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20hMike Sando

Sando: Jameis Winston's INT issues alarming?

Jameis Winston's INT troubles have followed him to the pros, and while part of the reason has been simple desperation, Mike Sando says that Winston has work to do.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So new Panthers DE Ryan Delaire went from the Washington practice squad on Tuesday to 40 snaps (51%), five tackles and two sacks for the Panthers in Sunday's 37-23 victory at Tampa Bay. Veteran Jared Allen, who was acquired in a trade to start at right end, had 35 snaps, one tackle and no sacks.

Jackson cleans up in garbage time

It might not have had a big impact on the outcome of the game, but Vincent Jackson turned in a solid stat line. The wideout ended his day with 147 yards and a TD, making fantasy owners very happy. Fantasy winners and losers

Doug Martin turns back the clock

The Tampa Bay running back had one of his better games in some time against Carolina's defense. Martin recorded his third 100-yard performance since the start of 2013, finishing with 106-yards and a score. Week 4 game balls

Great coaching key to Panthers' success (2:46)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton said the ball came out of Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart's arms like a "greased pig" when tight end Ed Dickson recovered in stride for 57-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Team Stats

Passing Yards226.524th
Rushing Yards107.217th
Points For18.0Tied-26th
Points Against29.230th

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