Game Notes: Rams 30, Panthers 27

By Ross Ellis

Opening day: Never easy. Always unpredictable. With a 30-27 loss in their home opener to the Los Angeles Rams, the Panthers squandered multiple opportunities through a series of unforced errors and a shade of bad luck. Carolina has now dropped 8 of their last 9 regular season games dating back to November 2018. Here are…

The Game Notes: Patriots 10, Panthers 3

By Ross Ellis

Well, let’s do this. It was an ugly night in Foxborough. Cam Newton’s foot was the primary casualty. According to multiple reports, it appears to be a foot sprain, and GM Marty Hurney says he is cautiously optimistic Newton will return week one. We’ll see. In the meantime, no need to obsess over it. The…

Family Reunion: Bills. Panthers. Day One

By Ross Ellis

SPARTANBURG–A familiar, borderline-familial pair of interconference foes met up Tuesday at Wofford College as the Bills and Panthers reunited for an entertaining morning session. This was an opportunity for former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, now the head coach in Buffalo, to spend some quality competitive time with his former boss Ron Rivera. Not to…

The Game Notes: Panthers 23, Bears 13.

By Ross Ellis

Grier in the headlights. The Panthers website described Will Grier’s performance as “efficient”. He tossed up a 63.8 passer rating against third and fourth stringers–rife with vanilla, preseason defensive coverages. That is not efficient. I liked the 20-yard scramble – it ended up being only one of two explosive plays the Panthers generated all night…