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Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in the NFL

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We’ve all heard the adage: defense wins championships. In the NFL, that doesn’t necessarily apply. Of course, it still helps – a lot, actually – to have a stout group on that side of the line. But, as the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers have proven this season, a team can get to the cusp of the Super Bowl while ranking near the bottom of the league in the two most prominent defensive categories: points and total yards.…

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Panthers defensive backs are proud of their thievery

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#Panthers Thieves Avenue sign keeps getting upgrades. #CLT #NFL pic.twitter.com/vanofbTT1x — Ron Clements (@Ron_Clements) January 20, 2016 Harper had the gray tops made and distributed them to his teammates on Wednesday. There’s a graphic rendering of a group photo showing the DBs. The words “Thievery Travels” are above that in all capital letters, and the Twitter-ready “#ThievesAve” in script writing is below. Carolina led the NFL with 39 takeaways during the regular season, including 24 interceptions. The team tacked on…

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Carolina’s success makes people forget Kelvin Benjamin

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When Sunday rolls around, Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium may be better known for banks of snow along the sidelines and parking lots. The area is under a winter storm watch until Saturday night, forcing team and local officials to be in cleanup mode for three days. Some unforgettable weather may be part of the weekend, but hopefully the NFC Championship Game will prove itself worthy of remembrance. The Carolina Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals for the right to advance…

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