First-Round Fortunetel Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey ling: Frank Ragnow

Bryan Strickland explains why t Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey he versati Men’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Away Liberty White Football Jersey le Arkansas offensive lineman would be a valuable addition for the offense.

(Draft day has finally arrived, and in the hours leading up to the Panthers being on the clock at No. 24, writers Max Henson, Bryan Strickland and Bill Voth are each profiling a prospect Carolina could target with its first-round pick.)

A week ago, some in the mock draft universe speculated that the Panthers would do well to use their second-round selection on Arkansas center/guard Frank Ragnow.

Now that draft day is here, some speculate that Ragnow might not even be available when Carolina chooses in the  Deandre Hopkins Jersey first round. If he is, he’s someone for the Panthers to ponder.

Many mockers have the Panthers picking a replacement for All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell with their first selection, but Will Hernandez is the most popular name. Hernandez has the potential to be a great guard in this league, but so does Ragnow. The reason I’m more interested in the latter is that Ragnow also has the makings of a great center. Carolina has always valued position flexibility in its offensive linemen, and that should be doubly true with Norwell off to Jacksonville and five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil having said 2018 will be his final season.

As Voth wrote at the NFL Scouting Combine, hype around Ragnow was muted by a high ankle sprain that required surgery and cost him his final five college games. He wasn’t ready to participate in workouts at the combine but was ready and able at Arkansas pro day a month later, where he showed off his unique combination of strength and athleticism that helped him give up zero sacks in college. Zip.

Ragnow is garnering plenty of attention at the end of the process. Jason La Canfora of recently listed Ragnow as a first-round lock, and Daniel Jeremiah of vaulted Ragnow up to 40th in his final top-50 prospects list after not including him at all in his previous three lists.

The 6-foot-5, 312-pound might not be as “sexy” a pick as a darting defensive back, and he might not be what some have in mind when they talk about adding weapons for Cam Newton (like tight end and fellow redhead Hayden Hurst) Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey . But aside from quarterback there’s nothing more important to success in the NFL than keeping both sides of the line of scrimmage strong, and in that regard Ragnow fits the bill.

Around the NFC South: Draf Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey t plans

A look at how the Panthers’ division rivals might approach the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Panthers hope their soon-to-be draft class helps propel them deep into the playoffs, but first they’ve got to get back to the playoffs. The preferable path to the postseason is through the division, no easy task with the NFC South arguably standing as th Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey e NFL’s toughest to win.

The division became the first in the NFC to produce three playoff teams since 2007, and those teams are set to pick in rapid-fire order late in the first round – the Panthers at 24, Falcons at 26 and Saints at 27. We’ve offered countless takes over the past few months about the Panthers’ plans for the draft, but what of their division rivals? Here’s a look at what Carolina’s neighbors could be aiming to accomplish with their draft haul.

SAINTS: How quickly things can change in this league. This time last year, New Orleans was a franchise starving for a shred of success on the defensive side of the ball. This year, their focus could fall on shoring up the offense after both sides enjoyed a productive season. The wide receiver group could look for a consistent complement to No. 1 Michael Thomas (himself a 2016 draft choice), and the top tight end on the roster is 37-year-old journeyman Ben Watson. Drew Brees will be 41 when his two-year contract expires, and backup Chase Daniel is now with the Bears.

That’s not to say the defense doesn’t have needs. The defensive back group is deep, but the defensive line could use a boost.

FALCONS: Interestingly, the already offensively efficient outfit in Atlanta also could use some reinforcements capable of catching passes (more on that in a minute). But there is a glaring need on a rapidly developing defense, a hole created by Dontari Poe‘s d Women’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey ecision to sign with the Panthers. The Falcons need a man in the middle of the defense to support Grady Jarrett, who is in a contract year. They probably could benefit from a player on the edge as well with the departure of Adrian Clayborn to New England.

Back on offense, the Falcons have soared for a while now without a big-time tight end, but maybe this is the year they aim to upgrade. You can’t do much better than Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu at receiver, but Taylor Gabriel’s move to Chicago could put Atlanta in the market for a new No. 3.

BUCCANEERS: Not surprisingly the one division team that didn’t make the playoffs last season has more holes to fill, though Tampa aggressively acted to shore up a stagnant defensive line via free agency. The Buccaneers would welcome the chance to add an elite defensive back prospect with the No. 7 pick that would almost surely be a Day One starter, but the same could be said of striking early on the offensive side of the ball.

There are scenarios where universally beloved running back Saquon Barkley hangs around until the Bucs are on the clock, and that would be a boon for an offense that lost Doug Martin in the offseason but hadn’t gotten much out of him of late anyway. The offensive line bears some of the blame, and Tampa could opt to snag tempting tackle prospect Mike McGlinchey to kick off the NFC South portion of the draft.

Mock Draft Report: Last Call for Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey 2018

Guard Will Hernandez, cornerback Josh Jackson get the most support in the final roundup of mock drafts.

It’s about to get real. But before it does, the mock drafters get one last shot.

In a final canvassing of mock draft universe, UTEP guard Will Hernandez and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson led the way as the Panthers’ predicted pick at No. 24 in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Both have been universally viewed as guys expected to go somewhere in the twenties throughout the process, and several m Men’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Away Liberty White Football Jersey ockers are Deandre Hopkins Jersey  identifying them for a Panthers team with a question mark at left guard and in the secondary.

Beyond those two, a half-dozen or so prospects have a single mock drafter backing them, with wide receiver Calvin Ridley getting the most love among the skill position prospects.

Mike Mayock WR Calvin Ridley
Peter Schrager G Will Hernandez UTEP
Rhett Lewis G Will Hernandez
Bucky Brooks* TE Hayden Hurst
South Carolina
Daniel Jeremiah* CB Mike Hughes
Chad Reuter WR D.J. Moore (trade up)
Charles Davis CB Jaire Alexander
Mel Kiper* S Justin Reid
Todd McShay* WR D.J. Moore
Dan Kadar*
SB Nation CB Josh Jackson
Tom Fornelli G Will Hernandez
Pete Prisco G/C Frank Ragnow Arkansas
Will Brinson G Will Hernandez
Tony Pauline
Draft Analyst
CB Josh Jackson
Jeremy Igo
Carolina Huddle CB Mike Hughes
Steve Palazzolo Pro Football Focus G Will Hernandez
Chris Simms
Bleacher Report WR Calvin Ridley
Matt Miller* Bleacher Report CB Jaire Alexander
Doug Farrar
Bleacher Report
G Will Hernandez
Josh Norris
CB Josh Jackson
Peter King WR Calvin Ridley
Charlie Campbell S Ronnie Harrison
Vinnie Iyer
Sporting News
G Will Hernandez
Dan Kadar
SB Nation CB Josh Jackson
Eric Edholm
Pro Football Weekly CB Josh Jackson Iowa
Jason McIntyre
The Big Lead
WR Calvin Ridley Alabama
Danny Kelly
The Ringer CB Josh Jackson
Nate Davis
USA Today
C James Daniels

* Will be updated on 4/26

First-Round Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey Fortunetelling: D.J. Moore

Max Henson explains why the Maryland wideout is his choice for Carolina’s first-round selection.

(Draft day has finally arrived, and in the hours leading up to the Panthers be Deandre Hopkins Jersey ing on the clock at No. 24, writers Max Henson, Bryan Strickland and Bill Voth are each profiling a prospect Carolina could target with its first-round pick.)

General manager Marty Hurney hasn’t been shy about his desire to add more speed and explosiveness to the offense.

Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore brings exactly that, and he would make a lot of sense with pick No. 24 if he’s still on the board.

The 6-foot, 210-pounder excels in an area where the Panthers have been lacking: yards after the catch and big play potential. Get the ball out quickly and let him do the rest. He’s not the most polished route runner, but Moore’s elusiveness and ability to shed tackles would make life easier for quarterback Cam Newton and the entire offense.

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner and wide receivers coach Lance Turner appeared to be all smiles when they worked with Moore at his pro day, and it’s safe to assume they’d love to continue working with him.

But here’s the problem: Moore might get taken ahead of Carolina. Recent reports suggest some teams view him as the No. 1 wideout in the class over Calvin Ridley, who had long been considered a surefire top-20 pick and the cream of the crop at the positi Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey on. Let’s say Moore is off the board and Ridley is still available. In that case, I could see the Panthers wasting no time grabbing the Alabama standout with their first-round pick. Speaking of traits the Panthers need, Ridley is regarded as the draft’s best route runner, with top speed and athleticism to gain separation consistently.

With all that said, it’s entirely possible that Moore and Ridley are wearing draft caps by the time Carolina is on the clock. But if one of them is still around? Another offensive weapon could be on the way.

Notes: Hurney sees a lot of valu Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey e on Day Two

There are potential impact players to be had beyond the first round; Panthers won’t “reach” for a defensive back; Marty Hurney believes in drafting a developmental QB.

Lots of value on Day Two

For obvious reasons, the first round of the draft always gets the most attention. But general manager Marty Hurney believes the real meat of this draft comes on Friday, and he expects the trade action might reflect that.

The widely held belief around the league is that there isn’t much of a gap between late-first round talents and prospects who will go in the second round.

“I think the strength of the draft is in those second and third rounds,” Hurney said. “Wouldn’t be surprised to see people trading to move up to get picks higher in those rounds or to get into those rounds. But you just never know. That’s the fun thing about the draft – you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Bases covered?

All 32 general managers want to enter the draft feeling as though they can take the best player available without worrying about pressing needs. Hurney says the Panthers fall into that category.

“We feel like we’ve got some depth at all the positions,” Hurney said. “Especially the first couple rounds, the draft is about hopefully trying to target future impact players – guys who can come in and make an impact for four or five-plus years. And I think Ron (Rivera) agrees, we feel like we’re in that position where there is not one or two position groups where we say, ‘We’ve got to get a guy to help here.’ We filled those holes, at least for competition-wise, in free agency.”

Secondary a priority?

Most would argue that Carolina could use more help in the defensive backfield, and that could happen as early as Round One. But Hurney dispelled any notion of reaching for a specific player.

“In free agency we brought in (cornerback) Ross Cockrell and (safety) Da’Norris Searcy, and that’s two players we feel good about. They help increase our competition and depth there,” Hurney said.

“Obviously we would love to keep a Women’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey dding parts to the secondary, as well as other positions. It’s going to depend how the draft falls. We are not going to reach for somebody because he plays safety. If we ca Deandre Hopkins Jersey n help the secondary, if we can help the pass rush, if we can add skill players on the offensive side – I think that’s something we would like to do while still kee Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey ping our offensive and defensive lines strong.”

Hurney then took that particular point about the line of scrimmage a step further.

“You have to protect the passer and rush the passer,” Hurney said, “that’s two of the keys in this league.”

The backup QB situation

Is this the year Carolina drafts a quarterback to develop behind Cam Newton? It sure sounds like Hurney hopes to make that happen.

The Panthers “have talked and are talking” to veteran Derek Anderson, who is without a contract after backing up Newton for the past seven seasons, but it’s clear Hurney wants to bring in a late-round draft choice. The other quarterbacks on the roster are Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke (one career passing attempt combined).

“(Former Packers GM) Ron Wolf had a saying. He believed in every draft you take a young quarterback to develop. If he doesn’t develop into a player for you, then he would have trade value,” Hurney said. “Every draft you look for those young quarterbacks because that’s the position in this league. It makes the most difference. You are always looking at quarterbacks in mid to low rounds. Now, whether it works out that way, that’s how the draft goes.”

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During his first go-around, Carolina’s general manager was willing to part with future first-round picks. Not anymore.

CHARLOTTE – Spoiler alert: Like pretty much every general manager in the history of drafts, Marty Hurney probably won’t bat 1.000 this week. But a little self-awareness could go a long way in upping his success rate.

During Hurney’s first go-around as the Panthers’ top draft-day decision-maker, hits (see: Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Ryan Kalil, Josh Norman) were often tainted by misses (see: Jimmy Clausen, Armanti Edwards). But after watching the bulk of the previous five drafts from home, Hurney 2.0 vows to avoid a temptation that bit him in the past. He won’t trade away future first-round picks as he did for flops like Jeff Otah and Everette Brown.

“I can tell you right now, you can consider next year’s first safe. I don’t think we’re going to be trading next year’s first,” a smiling Hurney said Tuesday at his pre-draft press conference.

“We’ll be getting calls, so if you can just tweet that out, maybe it’ll help the people on the phones.”


When he didn’t trade the picks away, choosing the right first-rounders was rarely a problem for Hurney 1.0. Starting with some guy named Julius Peppers in 2002, eight of Hurney’s 10 first-round picks turned into Pro Bowlers. The outliers: Chris Gamble – Carolina’s career interceptions leader – and Otah, who started 25 games before a knee injury s Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey ent his career spiraling. 

What really hurt Hurney were his calls in Round Two. There you’ll find names like Eric Shelton, Dwayne Jarrett and Keary Colbert. Again, Hurney’s aware. He knows he needs to have a big Friday, especially in a draft he feels is loaded with second- and even third-round talent. 

So how is Hurney going to improve his hit rate after the first round? He says his evaluation process hasn’t changed much. The difference, he believes, will show in his decision-making during the draft. 

“Probably patience is the key word, being patient,” Hurney said. “We let free agency come to us. Starting Thursday night, I think we are extremely well prepared, we’ve covered all scenarios and now you just let the board come to you. You don’t fall in love with a p Deandre Hopkins Jersey layer, you don’t overreact.

“You’ve covered all your bases, now don’t get caught up in the moment. Just be patient and let the board come to you.”

In other words, don’t reach. In Hurney’s first iteration, t Women’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey hat may have been easier said than done. This time around, he hopes history will be his guide.

“When you step back and you look at some of the things you’ve done, you look at what you did and what you can do better. You also look at what you did well and want to try to improve on that,” Hurney said. 

“This is the fun part of the job. This is what gets your juices flowing. I think it did help sitting back and watching.”

Deandre Hopkins Women’s Jersey Piecing together a winning draft

The Panthers won’t universally win in the court of public opinion no matter what draft path they choose, but the draft is about winning on the football field.

CHARLOTTE – What are the Panthers’ needs entering the 2018 NFL Draft?

According to general manager Marty Hurney, the Panthers’ No. 1 need is … the need to get better as a football team via the draft class – regardless of how the depth chart reads at any given spot.

“There’s not one or two position groups where we have to say, ‘Listen, we’ve got to go in and get a guy to help here,'” Hu Men’s DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Nike Elite Away Liberty White Football Jersey rney said at his pre-draft press conference. “With free agency and what we’ve done, we feel like we’ve got some depth at all positions.”

That statement will make some fans cringe. It makes them fear a scenario come Thursday night where a safety they’ve heard touted by a multitude of mock drafters is just sitting there at No. 24, primed for the picking. But then the Panthers, subscribing to the “best available player” philosophy, pass him by in favor of a linebacker.

Panic ensues. The draft is a bust.

That scenario is similar to Hurney’s last draft back in 2012. The Panthers, picking No. 9, just had to take a defensive tackle so the masses said, even more so with Fletcher Cox and Dontari Poe still on the board. But with Jon Beason and Thomas Davis already on the roster, and with James Anderson coming off a franchise-record performance for tackles in the season, Hurney selected a linebacker anyway.

Some guy named Luke Kuechly.

That’s not meant to suggest that Hurney is an all-seeing genius and everyone else is a blind imbecile. No one – including Hurney himself – could have known with certainly that his pick would blossom into, well, Luke Kuechly. And, by the way, Cox and Poe (now with the Panthers) haven’t been too shabby themselves.

But the Kuechly pick does speak to the validity of Hurney’s stated goal.

“The first three rounds, we would like to get four players to come in and compete for a role and have some impact,” Hurney said. “Then you want guys (drafted later) to come in and be special teams contributors and grow.

“As long as you do that and you draft good players, then everything takes care of itself.”

Listen, Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera aren’t blind to the fact that yes, there are areas of the roster that are in more need of assistance than others. They’re not going to show all of their cards at a pre-draft press conference.

Rivera said the offense has enough weapons to compete while also acknowledging “a  Men’s Nike Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey question mark at left guard.” When he was asked about what makes a prospect the “best available player” when the rubber hits the road and Carolina is on the clock, Rivera talked about the player fitting both what the Panthers need and fitting with how the Panthers do things between the white lines. He also shared part of the process the Panthers use in the months leading up to the draft.

“When we finish every season, we discuss what happened and what we feel like our holes are and what we need to do to improve,” Rivera said. “Then from there we start talking about individual players. We have some players in mind that we’ve talked about over and over.”

Of course the Panthers have position groups they hope to improve via the draft, but this should be just as obvious: Regardless o Deandre Hopkins Jersey f position, the Panthers want every draft pick to improve the roster.

“At every position, if we feel like a guy has an opportunity to come in and make an impact, that’s going to be open to discussion,” Hurney said.

Defensive back has been a hot-button position for the Panthers leading up to this draft. The pass defense suffered through a suspect 2017 season, and the team parted ways with two starters – safety Kurt Coleman and cornerback Daryl Worley – this offseason. In the second wave of free agency, after a failed physical thwarted a plan to sign top-flight cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the Panthers added corner Ross Cockrell and safety Da’Norris Searcy.

Those names don’t move the needle like Breeland or a first-round draft pick, but they move the roster in a direction that makes the Panthers’ preferred draft approach possible.

“The biggest thing is that we all know what our goal is. It’s not to get in the playoffs; it’s to win (it all),” Rivera said. “We all start with that, and then we share in philosophies about the type of offense we want to be and how aggressive we want to be on the defensive side and what we’re looking for on special teams. When you start with that, it makes it easy when talking about players.”

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Safety Mike Adams enters his 15th NFL season but just his second with the Panthers aiming to spearhead a unit in transition.

CHARLOTTE – Standing in an otherwise empty Panthers locker room discussing the first week of offseason workouts, safety Mike Adams caught cornerback James Bradberry out of the corner of his eye entering the room.

Adams didn’t break stride.

“You see guys competing already. Like today we were running, and I beat JB twice,” Adams said, timing his statement so that the bravado began just as Bradberry walked past.

“That’s a lie,” Bradberry calmly retorted. “I won every rep.”

“You see guys competing already,” Adams said. “I still get that itch.”

Plenty of NFL veterans  Curtis Granderson Jersey still have the itch at age 37, but not many have the body to back up their heart. Adams knows few peers in that regard, and this offseason he outlasted a couple of his younger peers in Carolina’s defensive backs room.

With fellow safety Kurt Coleman having been released and cornerback Daryl Worley having been traded, Adams and Bradberry are the lone returning starters in the secondary.

“I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen a lot. Nothing really surprises me anymore,” Adams said. “Whether it’s the business side wanting to make a move or somebody wants to retire or whatever it is, it’s always something.”

Production played a role in this case. Carolina ranked 18th in pass defense last season, yielding the 11th-most touchdown passes (25) while tying for the sixth-fewest interceptions (10).

Adams, in his first season with the Panthers, accounted for four of the secondary’s 10 takeaways.

“It definitely could have been better. Myself, I could have been better,” Adams said. “But watching it now in the classroom now and learning from it, I know I am going to be better.

“This defense wasn’t an easy defense to learn, so I think me in my second year and us as a group learning together and getting this head start, we’ll flourish in it.”

The classroom still has some empty seats that are expected to be filled during this week’s NFL Draft, but there are a couple of new classmates already. Based on the c Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 1 Aledmys Diaz Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red urrent roster, free agen Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red t addition Ross Cockrell is slated to compete for a star Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey ting corner spot opposite Bradberry, and veteran addition Da’Norris Searcy (last with the Titans) is penciled in to join Adams at safety.

“I know Searcy. I’ve watched all the safeties since I’ve been playing the game, plus I played against him a couple of times when I was in Indy. He’s a good player,” Adams said. “I’m looking forward to playing with him. In the classroom you can tell he’s a smart guy; he picks up on things quick. Obviously we haven’t really done anythin Luke Maile Jersey g outside yet, but from what I’ve seen he’s committed. It’s going to be a good thing.”

Getting the secondary to perform like it did when “Thieves Ave.” took the NFL by storm in 2015 and took the ball away at a ridiculous rate isn’t just about increasing the takeaway numbers, but it’s a start. Carolina’s interception total went down seven between 2015 and 2016 – from a league-high 24 down to 17 – then plummeted another seven last season down to 10.

Adams, incidentally, is tied with Coleman for the fifth-most interceptions in the league since 2014. Mix in Adams’ seven fumble recoveries over that time, and his 21 total takeaways are the third most in the NFL over the past four seasons (Marcus Peters leads the way with 24).

“That helps you stay in the league – going for the ball, creating turnovers,” Adams said. “Individually, it’s an innate thing, but collectively as a team, running to the ball can be taught. Effort can be taught. When the ball is in the air, just treat it like they’re throwing the ball to you. Always rip at the ball, gang tackle – stuff like that.

“It’s definitely going to be a priority. We’re going to make that a priority as a defense, as a whole.”

That’s not the only area where Adams is aiming to be a leader. With Coleman now in New Orleans and Adams acclimated in Carolina, guys will be looking more to him in 2018.

“I always consider myself a leader, but coming here and being new I didn’t take a back seat but I did let things play out,” Adams said. “I definitely made my presence felt, but I came into ‘their’ secondary. Now I’ve got to step my game up and take a definite leadership role and grab the bull by the horns.”

Facts and Figures: Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey 2018 schedule

The Panthers will play the reigning NFC champs for the 10th time in the past 11 seasons.

Week 1 vs. Cowboys (Sunday, September 9)

238 – Combined rec Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey eiving yards for Steve Smith (135) and Muhsin Muhammad (103) in the Panthers’ 29-10 home win over the Cowboys in a 2003 NFC Wild Card. Since then, Dallas has won four straight in Charlotte.

Week 2 at Falcons (Sunday, September 16)

558 – Receivin Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap g yards on 26 receptions for Falcons wideout Julio Jones in his past three home games against the Panthers, including a 300-yard explosion during Atlanta’s blowout win in 2016.

Week 3 vs. Bengals (Sunday, September 23)

1 – Number of ties out of 386 games in Panthers’ history. That came against the Bengals in the last meeting of this series, a 37-all finish at Paul Brown Stadium in 2014.

Week 5 vs. Giants (Sunday, October 7)

2 – Interceptions for the Panthers the last time the Giants visited Charlotte. Those picks were by cornerback Melvin White and safety Robert Lester in a 38-0 shutout that kicked off the 2013 season.

Week 6 at Redskins (Sunday, October 14)

6 – Wins for Carolina over Washington in seven meetings since division realignment in 2002. Before that, the Panthers were 0-6 in the series.

Week 7 at Eagles (Sunday, October 21) 

10 – Seasons since 2008 that the Panthers will have faced the reigning NFC champions. The only outlier in that time was 2016 when Carolina couldn’t play itself.

Week 8 vs. Ravens (Sunday, October 28)

0 – Wins for the Panthers over the Ravens in the building known as Bank of America Stadium. Carolina did beat Baltimore twice (1996, 2002) in Ericsson Stadium.

Week 9 vs. Buccaneers (Sunday, November 4)

9 – Consecutive years the season series has featured a sweep. Including their 2017 sweep, the Panthers have won eight of the past 10 matchups.

Week 10 at Steelers (Thursday, November 8) 

29 – Seconds remaining when Panthers safety Chad Cota picked off a Pittsburgh pass in the end zone to clinch Carolina’s first division title in 1996. Since that 18-14 win, the Panthers have lost all five regular season meetings.

Week 11 at Lions (Sunday, November 18) 

21.7 – During tight end Ed Dickson’s time in Carolina, percentage of his receiving yards that were gained against the Lions. Dickson went off for 175 yards in Detroit  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap last season. He totaled 632 yards in his 63 other games with the Panthers.

Week 12 vs. Seahawks (Sunday, November 25)

9 – Games with the Seahawks since 2010, including a split of two postseason matchups. The Panthers are 1-3 in Charlotte and 1-3 in Seattle in the previous eight meetings.

Week 13 at Buccaneers (Sunday, December 2) 

7 – Interce Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ptions for quarterback Jameis Winston in his three home games against the Panthers. Winston countered those with only three touchdown passes while going 1-2 against Carolina at Raymond James Stadium.

Week 14 at Browns (Sunday, December 9) 

32 – Passing yards for Browns starting quarterback Johnny Manziel the last time Carolina played Cleveland. In 2014, Manziel completed 3-of-8 attempts before he exited late in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

Week 15 vs. Saints (Monday, December 17)

4 – Point differential in the all-time series. In 47 meetings, the Saints own a 1,044-1,040 edge in points, but the Panthers are 24-23 overall.

Week 16 vs. Falcons (Sunday, December 23)  

25 – Total touchdowns (18 passing, seven rushing) for quarterback Cam Newton in 14 meetings with his hometown Falcons. Newton’s also thrown 15 interceptions in those 14 games.

Week 17 at Saints (Sunday, December 30) 

711 – Miles between Bank of America Stadium and the Superdome. After Carolina played six games on the West Coast the past three seasons, New Orleans is the longest trip on the 2018 schedule.

Five takeaways from the Panthers’ 2018 s Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey chedule

A three-week stretch to close the season against the Saints, Falcons and Saints again is as noteworthy as it is challenging.

1. Finally opening at home

For the first time since 2013 against the Seahawks, the Panthers are home for Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap  the season opener, set to take on the Cowboys. Carolina went 2-2 in the last four openers on the road, and head coach Ron Rivera will be thrilled to know his team will (finally) host the game to start the season Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap . This marks just the second time in River Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey a’s eight seasons that the Panthers are home for Week 1.

2. An early break in the action

Carolina’s bye comes in Week 4, which is the earliest it can possibly be. The Panthers’ first Week 4 bye since 2013 sets up 13 consecutive weeks without a break, which will no doubt be grueling. The “mini bye” that comes in the form of a Thursday night game in Week 10 at Pittsburgh is mitigated a bit by the fact that the Panthers travel to Detroit the following week.

3. Long wait for another shot at Saints

As Rivera said following the NFC Wild Card playoff defeat at New Orleans, the Saints were Carolina’s “nemesis” in 2017. The Panthers went 0-3 against them, and they’ll have to wait until Week 15 on Monday Night Football to get another crack at their rivals – the latest initial matchup against a division foe in franchise history.

Then, after hosting the Falcons in Week 16, the Panthers will trav Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey el to the Superdome to close out Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey  the regular season. Two games against the Saints in three weeks time, with Atlanta sandwiched between? Yeah, the most challenging stretch on the schedule – at this point, at least.

4. Well-balanced overall

Aside from the aforementioned three-game slate to finish the year, this looks like a manageable, balanced schedule. The other three-game stretch that sticks out a bit is Weeks 10-12, which features trips to Pittsburgh and Detroit before coming home to host Seattle. The Steelers went 13-3 a year ago while both the Lions and Seahawks just missed the postseason at 9-7.

5. Cold weather possibilities?

With Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland on the travel schedule, there was a good chance the Panthers could be playing in some winter weather in 2018. But Cleveland (Week 14 – Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  December 9) is the only trip of those four that occurs after Thanksgiving. The Panthers will be in D.C. and Philly in mid-October, and they’ll be in Pittsburgh for Thursday Night Football on November 8.