Titans look to shake off issues in clash vs. lowly Panthers

The Tennessee Titans have a long list of problems, but that might not seem so extreme this week. That’s because the opponent is the Carolina Panthers. The teams meet Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans (3-7) have lost three games in a row (all on the road), winning only once since the first day of October. “The attitude is that we all have to do a little bit more,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.

Panthers need to get offense going vs. explosive Cowboys

There are increasing signs that the Dallas Cowboys have put their offense in good order. That’s far from the case for the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys will try to keep it going when they face the Panthers on Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. Dallas (6-3) has won three of its last four games, with the offense a big part of that success. The Panthers (1-8) have the worst record in the NFL. The Cowboys are the

Future front and center as Panthers visit Bears

When the opportunity to start over with Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud at quarterback presented itself, the Chicago Bears surrendered the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft to the Carolina Panthers. Young and the Panthers (1-7) visit the Bears (2-7) on Thursday night, and once again draft ramifications are of greater significance than the playoff picture. The Bears in effect put their chips behind quarterback Justin Fields for a make-or-break 2023 season with the

First win in books, Panthers, Frank Reich welcome Colts

Frank Reich won his first game as head coach of the Carolina Panthers last week and the timing couldn’t be better for his second. Reich is set to see his former team on the other side on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts visit Charlotte, N.C. Generating offense is bound to be a priority for the Panthers and fixing defensive snags is something the Colts are desperate to accomplish. “I have a bunch of love and

Top two ’23 picks on display as Texans, Panthers meet

The Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers have broken in rookie quarterbacks this season with varying results. It’s a storyline worth exploring compared to other issues facing the teams heading into Sunday afternoon’s meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Carolina selected Bryce Young with the No. 1 overall pick in the spring’s draft. Houston took C.J. Stroud next. Both teams were off last week. The Texans (3-3) beat the New Orleans Saints in their most recent game for

Winless Panthers face tough task against thriving Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have been in such an encouraging opening stretch of the season that sometimes it looks like not much could get them off the right path. The Carolina Panthers aren’t projected to derail the Dolphins when the teams meet on Sunday afternoon in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami (4-1) is off to its best start in 20 years and will be making adjustments to the offensive depth chart after an injury to a rising

Lions look to fortify division lead vs. winless Panthers

The Detroit Lions have lived up to their billing during the first month of the season. Favored to win the NFC North, they emerged from September with sole possession of first place after a road victory against Green Bay last Thursday. They now have a chance to pad their lead with a cushy home game against the winless Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Lions (3-1) relied on a punishing rushing attack and fearsome defensive effort