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Kelvin Benjamin makes his return to the NFL

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The NFL returns Thursday night with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 as the Carolina Panthers head to Denver to take on the Broncos. Players are pleased training camp and the exhibition season are over, but none more than Kelvin Benjamin. The former Florida State standout has not played in a regular-season game in nearly 20 months, but that will end tonight. Benjamin missed all of last season after tearing his ACL during training camp. Panthers’ fans can savor the…

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Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

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Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course. The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. “We’re glad that it’s out,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. “We knew who we were going to play and now we know when we’re…

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Panthers to meet Cardinals in NFC championship game

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Cam Newton. Larry Fitzgerald. Two of the biggest stars playing for the two highest scoring teams with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Welcome to the NFC championship game — the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers next Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-24 on Sunday, knocking the two-time defending NFC champs out of the postseason with their 12th straight home win. Now they’ll host the NFC championship game for the…

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Broncos a rare home underdog; Cardinals could pull upset in Carolina

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Odds makers have installed the New England Patriots as a 3-point favorite on the road against the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. In the NFC, the Carolina Panthers are favored by the same spread against the Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte. All four contestants in Sunday’s games have overcome the odds to win as underdogs in the recent past. Can it happen again? Over the last decade, only two underdogs have won the AFC Championship. In 2006 the Pittsburgh…

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Panthers look for redemption in playoff rematch vs. Seahawks

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the Seattle Seahawks are starting to feel a little like a division opponent. The teams will meet for the sixth time in four years and for the second straight season in the NFC divisional playoffs on Sunday. The Seahawks have won four of the previous five matchups, including a 31-17 playoff victory last year in Seattle. But this time it’s a little different. Not only will the game be played in Charlotte, where the…

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Panthers’ bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

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For the first time this season, there was no big comeback for Carolina. No clutch play at a key moment. No costly mistake by its opponent in the last few minutes. The perfect start is over for Cam Newton and the Panthers. After Julio Jones‘ spectacular 70-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter gave Atlanta the lead, the Panthers came up empty in two possessions in the final three minutes as the Falcons held on for a 20-13 victory on…

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Halfway through, the award winning front-runners are …

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The Associated Press will announce its 2015 NFL award winners the night before the Super Bowl. With the schedule halfway done, here’s a look at the top performers so far. ASSISTANT COACH — Among the dozen or so noteworthy candidates, two stand out: Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Both are veterans at their craft, former head coaches who do their best work with one unit. “The job Wade Phillips has done is very impressive,”…

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