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Sam Darnold: Sunday wasn’t about me

Before Sunday’s game against the Broncos, it had been a long time since Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold had started a regular season game and a lot changed in that time period.When Darnold started in Week 18 of last season, Matt Rhule was the Panthers head coach, Baker Mayfield was a member of the Browns, and [more]

Mike Purcell, Russell Wilson downplay exchange, saying Purcell was trying to provide “spark”

Broncos teammates Russell Wilson and Mike Purcell said after Sunday’s loss to the Panthers that their is no dissension between them.Running off the field in the fourth quarter, Purcell was caught making a beeline to Wilson and yelling at the quarterback. It did not appear friendly.Wilson, though, said the defensive lineman simply told him, “Let’s [more]

Sam Darnold, Panthers beat Broncos 23-10

The Broncos entered Sunday having allowed the third-fewest points this season. They entered with the worst-scoring offense.It didn’t get any better against the Panthers.At one point, defensive lineman Mike Purcell ran off the field and up to Russell Wilson on the sideline yelling. The Broncos scored a late fourth quarter touchdown and recovered the onside [more]

Broncos have 42 net passing yards, trail Panthers 10-3 at halftime

The Broncos are playing without receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. Because of injuries, they have three undrafted receivers playing today with Jalen Virgil, Brandon Johnson and Kendall Hinton along with fifth-round rookie Montrell Washington joining Courtland Sutton at the position.It has shown. The Broncos had only 9 net passing yards until their last drive [more]

Panthers score initial first quarter touchdown of the season

The Panthers had not scored a first quarter touchdown all season. They have now.Sam Darnold, starting for the first time since Jan. 9 of last season, threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Moore with 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter. It completed an 11-play, 71-yard drive.Moore’s touchdown was his first since Week 8 [more]

D’Onta Foreman hopes to rebound from disappointing Week 11 showing

Against the Ravens last weekend, Panthers running back D’Onta Foreman had 24 yards on 11 carries. He called the performance “shit” after the game.He felt no differently later in the week.“I felt the same way after the game as I did when I watched the film,” Foreman said recently, via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com.Foreman believed [more]

Jim Harbaugh hasn’t closed the door on the NFL; could 2023 be the year he returns?

Setting aside the spin, Jim Harbaugh wanted to become the head coach of the Vikings earlier this year. And even though he has since tried to claim that his NFL ship has sailed, Harbaugh has made it clear that he has “unfinished business” at the next level.He said it himself in September. On the brink [more]

Matt Rhule takes the Nebraska job

The latest successful college coach turned failed NFL coach is going back to college.Former Panthers coach Matt Rhule has become the new coach at Nebraska. The school has announced his arrival.As of Friday, Nebraska had reportedly “zeroed in” on Rhule.Given that Nebraska is a public university, the details of Rhule’s deal eventually will be released. [more]

NFL 2022 Week 12 injury report roundup: Cam Jordan, Marshon Lattimore questionable for Saints

Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bills, Cowboys, and Vikings and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.The Colts and Steelers play on Monday and their [more]

Report: Nebraska has “zeroed in” on Matt Rhule to become the next head coach

Well, his recent media blitz apparently delivered.Chris Low of ESPN reports that Nebraska has “zeroed in” on former Panthers coach Matt Rhule to become the next head coach of the Cornhuskers. Per the report, the two sides hope to hammer out a deal in the coming days.Rhule, 47, turned around Temple and Baylor before getting [more]

Russell Wilson points to third quarter as a big problem for the Broncos offense

As the Broncos continue to try to reverse their misfortunes on the fly, their underperforming starting quarterback has identified the one specific portion of the game in which the offense underperforms the most.Yes at a time when many are pointing a finger at No. 3, No. 3 is pointing a finger at the third quarter.“Our [more]

Steve Wilks: I want to give Sam Darnold the opportunity to see what he can do

On Tuesday, the Panthers announced Sam Darnold would take over at starting quarterback for their Week 12 matchup against the Broncos.Darnold has missed most of the year after suffering a high ankle sprain in a preseason game. But now he’s healthy and will be the third QB to get a chance to start for the [more]

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