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Carolina Panthers dominated by Green Bay Packers in 38-17 loss

charlotteobserver.com — GREEN BAY, Wisc. It was an ugly day on the not-so frozen tundra at Lambeau Field on Sunday - gray, overcast and no sign of the sun all afternoon. It was an uglier day for the Carolina Panthers' defense, which also never made an appearance.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @josephperson: Updated story on #Panthers' 38-17 loss to #Packers, with quotes from Luke Kuechly, Thomas DeCoud and Thomas Davis. charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

Oct 19, 2014

Hm.HmHm. MT @mikepersinger: Early version of game story on Green Bay taking 'the wood' to Panthers, by @josephperson charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

Oct 19, 2014

Early version of game story on Green Bay taking 'the wood' to the Panthers, by @josephperson charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

Carolina offense on loss to Green Bay: ‘It got away quick’

charlotteobserver.com — GREEN BAY, Wisc. After absorbing a third-quarter sack by Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked to one of the huge video boards at Lambeau Field to see what went wrong. He saw his right tackle Nate Chandler struggle to contain Clay Matthews, and then Peppers sacking him from behind after after beating Byron Bell.
Oct 19, 2014

Panthers' chance to win against Green Bay? ‘It got away quick.' @jjones9 story: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

Oct 19, 2014

The defense never gave CAR a chance to win. But the offense didn't do anything to help early on, either charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

NASCAR: Geico 500 Rewind

charlotteobserver.com — NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup at Talladega: Poor finishes by both Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and even Brad Keselowski in recent weeks would have made it virtually impossible for them to win the championship under the previous Chase format.

Fowler: Carolina Panthers suffer another public humiliation

charlotteobserver.com — GREEN BAY, Wis. A normal football game lasts 60 minutes. This one was over after 13. By then, the Green Bay Packers led Carolina 21-0, the cheeseheads were dancing at Lambeau Field and there was no doubt where this afternoon was headed for the Panthers.
Oct 19, 2014

Panthers suffer another public humiliation, this time at hands of Green Bay Packers. @scott_fowler column: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/525…

Carolina Panthers’ troubles not limited to defense

charlotteobserver.com — GREEN BAY, Wis. While the defense is the No. 1 concern for the Carolina Panthers right now, the offense didn't do its part, either, on Sunday in a 38-17 loss to Green Bay. Most troubling: Carolina still couldn't run the ball with its tailbacks.

Jimmie Johnson led most laps, but it wasn’t meant to be

charlotteobserver.com — Jimmie Johnson led the most laps in Sunday’s GEICO 500 and his pit crew consistently got him off pit road each time.He had a chance to win late in the race, but it was not to be. It’s been that kind of season for the reigning Sprint Cup series champion.

Brad Keselowski wins GEICO 500 at Talladega to advance in Chase

charlotteobserver.com — TALLADEGA, Ala. A victory at Talladega Superspeedway launched Brad Keselowski's Sprint Cup Series career. Another one in Sunday's GEICO 500 allows him to continue his quest for a second series championship. Keselowski held off Matt Kenseth on a second two-lap overtime to win the race and advance to Round 3 of the Chase.