McCaffrey's latest big day put the third-year running back on pace for 2,771 yards from scrimmage, which would shatter the NFL single-season record of 2,509 yards set by Tennessee's Chris Johnson in 2009. Get a summary of the Carolina Panthers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars football game. The Panthers finished their preseason slate at 3-1, beating the Bills, Dolphins and Steelers and losing only to the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.

You're seeing them hitting wide-open holes, and it's not like they're running us over, stiff-arming guys and breaking ankles.". I just feel that the outcome of this particular game is still in flux, considering all the unknowns surrounding the Panthers at this point. He points out that Kony Ealy takes over the right end spot, and that will be massively important. These are the sorts of road trips division champions win more often than not. Yes, Remmers might repeat his poor performance from the Seahawks’ game last year, and Oher might revert to his poor form from the past few years in live action against the Jaguars, but there are enough positive hints and signals present to justify a bit of optimism.

The performance against the Redskins doesn't tell us too much about how the first string will do against the Panthers, but one player who played last Thursday and will be an important factor this Sunday is new kicker Jason Myers.

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It starts Thursday, Aug. 13, when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Bank of America Stadium.

Johnson is the best pass-rusher on the Panthers, so the job would of disrupting the quarterback would naturally go to him, but is Johnson at full strength? But here, more than anything else, is the bottom line.

Josh Evans is his backup should something happen. There’s the fact that this is the first game of the season. Trying to predict who will win a game three months from now when you don’t know anything about injuries or surprise players is a fool’s errand, but we all do it anyway.

However, looking at the entirety of what the Panthers did in 2014, including their 3-8-1 start, the team would have struggled on the road at Jacksonville.

Of course, 2015 is a new year and a new start, and last year’s record starts being meaningless once kickoff happens.

The Carolina Panthers just released the date and time of the first game of the year.

Toby Gerhart has an abdominal strain he’s been working through for the last couple weeks, as he’s missed the last two preseason games for the Jaguars.

Linder’s recovering from an injury of his own—a toe hurt against the Lions—but is solidly ready to go.

There's no exact date for either's recovery, but the sooner, the better for two important members of the Jaguars. Enhance your NESN experience by creating an account today, By creating an account, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, The Bears are a surprising 4-1 on the season. This will be a relatively unfamiliar opponent for the Jaguars, and the Panthers can say the same.

The Carolina Panthers have also been touched by the virus. He’s also a very clean player, having drawn zero flags last season—so his solid hits are all legal.

Nor is it the same Panthers team that finished with a losing record last year. Johnson stepped up and replaced a significant portion of the pass rush lost from Greg Hardy’s suspension, but no one stepped up and replaced what Johnson did as the secondary pass-rusher. However, Carolina has shown it can cope without the All-Pro running back, as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has completed 73.5 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and only one interception during the winning streak. While nearly all of the starters sat on the bench, the result was a good testament to the depth of the squad and the potential of some of the younger players.

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He went the first full month of last year without a sack after missing most of the preseason with a hamstring injury, so he’ll be looking to get a faster start in 2015. ET, Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens: Sun, Aug. 30, 8:00 p.m. According to Tom Pelissero at NFL Network, guard Michael Schofield has been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list.

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly continued his march toward the Hall of Fame, becoming the fastest player to reach 1,000 career tackles.

I’ve got five home games marked down as likely wins for the Panthers and five road games marked down as likely losses. Normally, the Carolina Panthers would be in the building today breaking down film from Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Carolina Panthers motto is to "Keep Pounding.".

He’s most likely out for Sunday’s game, though he was unlikely to see significant playing time anyway. Obviously, this means everyone’s being a bit too optimistic about their team’s chances—that’s just how preseason optimism shows itself. He’s working through a knee contusion but is likely to play. That said, New Orleans doesn't look quite as tough this season as they have been the last few years.

They’d win by at least a touchdown, covering the spread and moving on to the next team.

Concerns Remain Entering the Regular Season. Carolina's defense thwarted Jacksonville's final two scoring drives when Burns sacked rookie Gardner Minshew to force a turnover and Luke Kuechly batted down a pass near the goal line on the game's final play. While he doesn’t list which game flipped, my best guess would be the Monday night showdown with the Indianapolis Colts in Carolina in Week 8. More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL. Brandon Williams would be the third tight end.

Sign up for the Panthers Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. That instantly boosts the rest of the offensive line. "There's a whole bunch of words you can use to describe the way he plays and the amount of energy he plays with. Thus, while Newton has the Panthers winning the division at 9-7, Mike Triplett has the Saints winning the division at 10-6, and both Vaughn McClure and Pat Yasinskas have the Falcons and Buccaneers trickling in at 8-8. Even if none of that happens, they probably could still beat the Jaguars—we’re not talking about one of the top teams in football here. Star Lotulelei has missed the entire preseason recovering from a stress reaction in his right foot. To recap, Carolina has an almost totally remade coaching staff, a new playbook, a new franchise quarterback, three new starting offensive linemen and will probably have to play four rookies on defense. That leaves Devin Funchess, Jerricho Cotchery and Kevin Norwood as the reserves.