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Gonzaga Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins hold down top spots in AP men's basketball poll ahead of showdown
Gonzaga (4 - 0) and UCLA (4 - 0) continued their hold on the top two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll Monday, setting the stage for their highly anticipated showdown this week, while Purdue (5 - 0), No. 3 and Duke (5 - 0), No. 5 barged their way into the top five. Kansas (3 - 0) is No. 4

ACC Men's AP Top-25
No.5: Duke (5 - 0)

South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team unanimous No. 1 in AP poll; Maryland Terrapins No. 2
South Carolina (6 -0) was the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in Associated Press women's basketball poll. Maryland (6 - 0 jumped one spot to No. 2 while UConn (3 - 1) fell to third. The No. 2 ranking is the Terrapins' best since Feb. 20, 2017. Indiana (4 - 0) and NC State (4 - 1) were fourth and fifth again this week.

ACC Women's AP Top-25
No.5: NC State (4 - 1)
No.10: Louisville (3 - 1)
No.17: Florida State (4 - 0)
No.24: Virginia Tech (5 - 0)
 

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[url=https://www.espn.com/college-footba...ma-cfp-coveted-top-four-oregon-slips]Unbeaten Cincinnati joins Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama in CFP's coveted top four as Oregon slips[/url]
For the first time in the eight-year history of the College Football Playoff, a team from a Group of 5 conference has cracked the top four in the selection committee's rankings, which would assure it a spot in one of the two semifinals games on New Year's Eve.

CFP Top-10
No.1: Georgia (11 - 0)
No.2: Ohio State (10 - 1)
No.3: Alabama (10 - 1)
No.4: Cincinnati (11 - 0)
No.5: Michigan (10 - 1)
No.6: Notre Dame (10 - 1)
No.7: Oklahoma State (10 - 1)
No.8: Baylor (9 - 2)
No.9: Ole Miss (9 - 2)
No.10: Oklahoma (10 - 1)

ACC CFP Top-25
No.17: Pittsburgh (9 - 2)
No.18: Wake Forest (9 - 2)
No.20: NC State (8 - 3)
No.23: Clemson (8 - 3)
 

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Wake Forest crushes Boston College and clinches berth in ACC title game


No. 21 Wake Forest earned a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, getting three passing touchdowns and one more on the ground from Sam Hartman to beat Boston College 41-10 on Saturday. The Demon Deacons (10-2, 7-1 ACC) will attempt to claim their first league title since 2006 when they face No. 20 Pittsburgh on Dec. 4. The Demon Deacons snapped Clemson's streak of six straight Atlantic Division titles. They have appeared in the ACC championship game only once, beating Georgia Tech in 2006. The ACC championship game is next Saturday in Charlotte.

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Michigan Wolverines roll past rival Ohio State Buckeyes, secure spot in Big Ten championship game


Michigan defeated Ohio State for the first time under Jim Harbaugh with a 42-27 win Saturday. The Wolverines had lost 15 of the past 16 meetings, but they battered the Buckeyes for the first time since 2011 in an emphatic victory. Michigan took the lead to start the game and, despite briefly losing the lead in the second quarter, came out on top with 28 second-half points and a strong finish in the November snow. The Michigan offense was able to capitalize on its opportunities to help put the game away for the Wolverines. Running back Hassan Haskins had 169 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the game. He became the first Michigan running back to rush for at least three touchdowns against Ohio State since Mike Hart did it in 2006.

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WNBA playoff format changes: Solving a problem or 'overcorrecting'?


The WNBA on Thursday announced it is changing its playoff format, most notably doing away with single-elimination games and byes. Starting with the 2022 WNBA season, the eight teams with the highest winning percentage over a 36-game schedule advance to the postseason and are seeded by record. The first round -- where the No. 1 seed faces the No. 8 seed, the No. 2 seed plays No. 7, and so on -- consists of four best-of-3 series. The semifinals and WNBA Finals will continue to be best-of-5 series. The playoff changes are the WNBA's first since 2016, when the top two seeds were awarded double byes into the semifinals, the third and fourth seeds were given a bye into the second round, and single-elimination games decided the first and second rounds. During the 2021 WNBA postseason, outcry to dmp single-elimination games reverberated throughout the league, and league coaches believed changes were coming to the playoff format.

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Purdue Boilermakers jump to No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's basketball poll for first time
The Boilermakers (8-0) were a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Monday to move up from No. 2 last week. Reigning national champion Baylor (8-0) moved up to No. 2, with Duke (7-1), UCLA (8-0) and Gonzaga (7-2) rounding out the top five.

ACC Top-25
No.3: Duke (7 - 1)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers in top 10 of AP women's basketball poll for first time in nearly three years
South Carolina(9-0) remained a unanimous No. 1, garnering all 30 votes from a national media panel. NC State (8-1) was second, breaking a tie with UConn (5-1). Stanford (5-2) and Baylor (8-1) rounded out the top five.

ACC Top-25
No.2: NC State (8 - 1)
No.7: Louisville (7 - 1)
No.19: Duke (8 - 0)
No.22: Notre Dame (7 - 2)
 

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WBC orders Tyson Fury to defend heavyweight title vs. Dillian Whyte
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) has one fight remaining on his deal with Top Rank while Whyte competes under the Matchroom banner on a fight-by-fight basis. If no deal is struck between the sides, a purse bid will be ordered where the rights to the heavyweight tilt will be auctioned off.
 

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Dallas Cowboys Schedule 2021

Preseason (0 - 4)

HOF: Thu, Aug 5 vs Pittsburgh L
Steelers use strong 2nd half to beat Cowboys 16-3
Matthew Sexton's 36-yard punt return early in the third quarter jump-started the Steelers, and the Cowboys never challenged after it. Dallas left 16 key players at its training base in California,

Week-1: Fri, Aug 13: @ Arizona L
Prater's 47-yard FG lifts Cardinals over Cowboys 19-16
Prater made a 47-yard field goal as time expired to win the game. That followed a 48-yarder that he made with 1:51 remaining in the fourth to tie it at 16-all. Dallas kicker Hunter Niswander made three field goals from 38, 36 and 36 yards.

Week-2: Sat, Aug 21: vs Houston L
QB Rush solid for Cowboys in 20-14 preseason loss to Texans
The undrafted fifth-year QB went 5 of 6 for 48 yards on a 13-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a perfect throw into the corner of the end zone for Cedrick Wikson's 9-yard touchdown and a 14-7 Dallas lead. Rush was 10 of 12 for 97 yards.

Week-3: Sun, Aug 29: vs Jacksonville L
Lawrence wraps preseason with 2 TDs, Jags beat Cowboys 34-14
Jacksonville's rookie No. 1 overall pick completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two scores in three possessions against Dallas backups. Rush was 4 of 8 for 16 yards in three scoreless possessions, while Gilbert finished 9 of 16 for 87 yards with the score.



Regular Season (12 - 5)

Week-1
: Thu, Sep 9 @ Tampa Bay L
Brady throws for 379 yards, 4 TDs, Bucs beat Cowboys 31-29
For Brady, a seven-time champion, it was the 300th regular-season start in a sparkling 22-year career It was the 49th game-winning the three-time NFL MVP has led in the fourth-quarter or overtime during regular season. Dak Prescott threw for 403 yards and three TDs for Dallas in his first game since suffering a severe injury ankle that ended his 2020 season after just five games.

Week-2: Sun, Sep 19 @ Los Angeles Chargers W
Zuerlein makes 56-yarder on last play, Cowboys beat Chargers 20-1
Dallas (1-1) overcame the loss of five players who started its opener and ruined the Chargers' first game in front of home fans at SoFi Stadium. The Chargers (1-1) got their 10th 300-yard game from Justin Herbert, but turnovers and penalties ended up looming large.

Week-3: Mon, Sep 27 vs Philadelphia W
Prescott, Cowboys beat Eagles in 1st home game since injury
Prescott's first game at AT&T Stadium since the season-ending compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last year against the New York Giants was also the return to full capacity after the pandemic-imposed limits last season. There were 93,267 fans inside with the retractable roof open at the $1.2 billion facility.

Week-4: Sun, Oct 3 vs Carolina W
Elliott, Cowboys run over top defense, beat Panthers 36-28
Elliott carried 20 times for 143 yards in the two-time rushing champion's first triple-digit game of the season, Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the Panthers 36-28 on Sunday.The Cowboys sacked Darnold five times.

Week-5: Sun, Oct 10 vs New York Giants W
Prescott, Cowboys beat Giants 44-20 year after ankle injury
Prescott threw for three touchdowns the day before the one-year anniversary of his severe ankle injury in the same stadium against the same opponent. Diggs has at least one interception in all five games. The only other Dallas player to do that was Don Bishop in 1961. Jones was injured. Glennon was 16 of 25 for 196 yards with a late 3-yard touchdown to Booker and two interceptions.

Week-6: Sun, Oct 17 @ New England W
Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats
Dak Prescott, whose calf injury will be evaluated further on Monday, finished 35 of 51 for 445 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Lamb had nine catches for 149 yards and two scores. Mac Jones finished 15 of 21 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and that critical interception, and Damien Harris rushed 18 times for 101 yards and a score.

Week-7: Bye Week

Week-8: Sun, Oct 31 @ Minnesota W
With Dak down, Cooper Rush passes Cowboys past Vikings 20-16
Cooper Rush subbed for the injured Prescott and passed for 325 yards and two second-half touchdowns. Amari Cooper had eight catches for 122 yards, and CeeDee Lamb had six receptions for 112 yards for the Cowboys (6-1). The Vikings finished 23 for 35 for 184 yards, too often settling for the short dump-off option rather than pushing the ball up the field.

Week-9: Sun, Nov 7 vs Denver L
Broncos beat Cowboys 30-16 as 6-game Dallas win streak ends
Teddy Bridgewater threw for a touchdown and had a sneak for another, and the Broncos stymied the NFL’s No. 1 offense when it mattered. Dak Prescott, the NFL leader in completion percentage at better than 73%, was 19 of 39 for 232 yards as his franchise-best, four-game run with at least three touchdown passes ended.

Week-10: Sun, Nov 14 vs Atlanta W
Prescott, Cowboys back on track with 43-3 rout of Falcons
Dak Prescott was 24 of 31 for 296 yards and two TDs before sitting in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott scored twice and Nahshon Wright recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.Matt Ryan finished with a 21.4 rating. He was 9 of 21 for 117 yards.

Week-11: Sun, Nov 21 @ Kansas City L
Chiefs lean on D to stuff Prescott, Cowboys in 19-9 win
Chris Jones piled up 3 1/2 sacks while forcing a fumble and recovering one, and Charvanus Ward and L'Jarius Sneed picked off Dak Prescott at crucial points in the game. Prescott was held to 216 yards passing and two interceptions for the Cowboys, though he was missing a whole lot of help.

Week-12: Thu, Nov 25 vs Las Vegas L
Raiders beat Cowboys 36-33 in OT on field goal after penalty
The Raiders (6-5) won on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1968. It was their fourth appearance on the holiday since then, with the previous two losses coming at the Cowboys. Derek Carr was 24 of 39 without an interception, and Hunter Renfrow had career highs in catches (eight) and yards (134). Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 yards passing in the fourth quarter. Both teams had season highs in penalties and yards.

Week-13: Thu, Dec 2 @ New Orleans W

Defense lifts Dallas to 27-17 victory over sinking Saints
The Cowboys intercepted Saints quarterback Taysom Hill four times in all, three times in the final 6:32 of the game, including defensive tackle Carlos Watkins' pick-6 on a screen pass that made it 27-10 with 2:52 left.

Week-14: Sun, Dec 12 @ Washington W
Cowboys deliver on coaches guarantee, beat rival Washington 27-20
Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper and two interceptions, Ezekiel Elliott ran 12 times for 45 yards through a knee injury and the Cowboys (9-4) distanced themselves from Washington (6-7) in the NFC East.

Week-15: Sun, Dec 19 @ New York Giants W
Cowboys inch closer to playoff birth, beat Giants 21-6
DeMarcus Lawrence forced a fumble and made two other big plays that led to 15 points and the Dallas defense forced four turnovers for the third straight game Sunday.

Week-16: Sun, Dec 26 vs Washington W
Prescott, Dallas celebrate with 56-14 rout of Washington
Prescott threw four touchdown passes, DeMarcus Lawrence returned an interception for a score and the Cowboys celebrated their clinching of the division crown.

Week-17: Sun, Jan 2 vs Arizona L
Cards hold off Cowboys 25-22 in matchup of playoff teams
Murray was 26 of 38 for 263 yards and two touchdowns while Prescott finished 24 of 38 for 226 yards with a lost fumble when the Cowboys were down eight early in the fourth quarter.

Week-18: Sun, Jan 9 @ Philadelphia W
Prescott throws 5 TD passes in Cowboys' rump of Eagles 51-26
The Cowboys still had seeding to play for against an Eagles team that rested Jalen Hurts and other key starters ahead of an NFC wild-card game next week.

Postseason

Wild Card: Sun, Jan, 16 vs San Francisco
 

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ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips says CFP expansion should wait until changes to sports have been evaluated

ACC commissioner Jim Phillips said Friday the league does not believe now is the right time to expand the College Football Playoff, explaining its position for the first time publicly after discussions to push through a 12-team format have produced no agreement.Phillips said the ACC prefers to "immediately focus and collaborate with our colleagues to reinvent the NCAA" before making any decisions about what to do with the playoff, a position that leaves the league in the minority when it comes to approving an expanded format before the current 12-year contract ends after the 2025 season.

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Dallas Cowboys Schedule 2021

Preseason (0 - 4)

HOF: Thu, Aug 5 vs Pittsburgh L
Steelers use strong 2nd half to beat Cowboys 16-3
Matthew Sexton's 36-yard punt return early in the third quarter jump-started the Steelers, and the Cowboys never challenged after it. Dallas left 16 key players at its training base in California,

Week-1: Fri, Aug 13: @ Arizona L
Prater's 47-yard FG lifts Cardinals over Cowboys 19-16
Prater made a 47-yard field goal as time expired to win the game. That followed a 48-yarder that he made with 1:51 remaining in the fourth to tie it at 16-all. Dallas kicker Hunter Niswander made three field goals from 38, 36 and 36 yards.

Week-2: Sat, Aug 21: vs Houston L
QB Rush solid for Cowboys in 20-14 preseason loss to Texans
The undrafted fifth-year QB went 5 of 6 for 48 yards on a 13-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a perfect throw into the corner of the end zone for Cedrick Wikson's 9-yard touchdown and a 14-7 Dallas lead. Rush was 10 of 12 for 97 yards.

Week-3: Sun, Aug 29: vs Jacksonville L
Lawrence wraps preseason with 2 TDs, Jags beat Cowboys 34-14
Jacksonville's rookie No. 1 overall pick completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two scores in three possessions against Dallas backups. Rush was 4 of 8 for 16 yards in three scoreless possessions, while Gilbert finished 9 of 16 for 87 yards with the score.



Regular Season (12 - 5)

Week-1
: Thu, Sep 9 @ Tampa Bay L
Brady throws for 379 yards, 4 TDs, Bucs beat Cowboys 31-29
For Brady, a seven-time champion, it was the 300th regular-season start in a sparkling 22-year career It was the 49th game-winning the three-time NFL MVP has led in the fourth-quarter or overtime during regular season. Dak Prescott threw for 403 yards and three TDs for Dallas in his first game since suffering a severe injury ankle that ended his 2020 season after just five games.

Week-2: Sun, Sep 19 @ Los Angeles Chargers W
Zuerlein makes 56-yarder on last play, Cowboys beat Chargers 20-1
Dallas (1-1) overcame the loss of five players who started its opener and ruined the Chargers' first game in front of home fans at SoFi Stadium. The Chargers (1-1) got their 10th 300-yard game from Justin Herbert, but turnovers and penalties ended up looming large.

Week-3: Mon, Sep 27 vs Philadelphia W
Prescott, Cowboys beat Eagles in 1st home game since injury
Prescott's first game at AT&T Stadium since the season-ending compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last year against the New York Giants was also the return to full capacity after the pandemic-imposed limits last season. There were 93,267 fans inside with the retractable roof open at the $1.2 billion facility.

Week-4: Sun, Oct 3 vs Carolina W
Elliott, Cowboys run over top defense, beat Panthers 36-28
Elliott carried 20 times for 143 yards in the two-time rushing champion's first triple-digit game of the season, Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the Panthers 36-28 on Sunday.The Cowboys sacked Darnold five times.

Week-5: Sun, Oct 10 vs New York Giants W
Prescott, Cowboys beat Giants 44-20 year after ankle injury
Prescott threw for three touchdowns the day before the one-year anniversary of his severe ankle injury in the same stadium against the same opponent. Diggs has at least one interception in all five games. The only other Dallas player to do that was Don Bishop in 1961. Jones was injured. Glennon was 16 of 25 for 196 yards with a late 3-yard touchdown to Booker and two interceptions.

Week-6: Sun, Oct 17 @ New England W
Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats
Dak Prescott, whose calf injury will be evaluated further on Monday, finished 35 of 51 for 445 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Lamb had nine catches for 149 yards and two scores. Mac Jones finished 15 of 21 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and that critical interception, and Damien Harris rushed 18 times for 101 yards and a score.

Week-7: Bye Week

Week-8: Sun, Oct 31 @ Minnesota W
With Dak down, Cooper Rush passes Cowboys past Vikings 20-16
Cooper Rush subbed for the injured Prescott and passed for 325 yards and two second-half touchdowns. Amari Cooper had eight catches for 122 yards, and CeeDee Lamb had six receptions for 112 yards for the Cowboys (6-1). The Vikings finished 23 for 35 for 184 yards, too often settling for the short dump-off option rather than pushing the ball up the field.

Week-9: Sun, Nov 7 vs Denver L
Broncos beat Cowboys 30-16 as 6-game Dallas win streak ends
Teddy Bridgewater threw for a touchdown and had a sneak for another, and the Broncos stymied the NFL’s No. 1 offense when it mattered. Dak Prescott, the NFL leader in completion percentage at better than 73%, was 19 of 39 for 232 yards as his franchise-best, four-game run with at least three touchdown passes ended.

Week-10: Sun, Nov 14 vs Atlanta W
Prescott, Cowboys back on track with 43-3 rout of Falcons
Dak Prescott was 24 of 31 for 296 yards and two TDs before sitting in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott scored twice and Nahshon Wright recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.Matt Ryan finished with a 21.4 rating. He was 9 of 21 for 117 yards.

Week-11: Sun, Nov 21 @ Kansas City L
Chiefs lean on D to stuff Prescott, Cowboys in 19-9 win
Chris Jones piled up 3 1/2 sacks while forcing a fumble and recovering one, and Charvanus Ward and L'Jarius Sneed picked off Dak Prescott at crucial points in the game. Prescott was held to 216 yards passing and two interceptions for the Cowboys, though he was missing a whole lot of help.

Week-12: Thu, Nov 25 vs Las Vegas L
Raiders beat Cowboys 36-33 in OT on field goal after penalty
The Raiders (6-5) won on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1968. It was their fourth appearance on the holiday since then, with the previous two losses coming at the Cowboys. Derek Carr was 24 of 39 without an interception, and Hunter Renfrow had career highs in catches (eight) and yards (134). Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 yards passing in the fourth quarter. Both teams had season highs in penalties and yards.

Week-13: Thu, Dec 2 @ New Orleans W

Defense lifts Dallas to 27-17 victory over sinking Saints
The Cowboys intercepted Saints quarterback Taysom Hill four times in all, three times in the final 6:32 of the game, including defensive tackle Carlos Watkins' pick-6 on a screen pass that made it 27-10 with 2:52 left.

Week-14: Sun, Dec 12 @ Washington W
Cowboys deliver on coaches guarantee, beat rival Washington 27-20
Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper and two interceptions, Ezekiel Elliott ran 12 times for 45 yards through a knee injury and the Cowboys (9-4) distanced themselves from Washington (6-7) in the NFC East.

Week-15: Sun, Dec 19 @ New York Giants W
Cowboys inch closer to playoff birth, beat Giants 21-6
DeMarcus Lawrence forced a fumble and made two other big plays that led to 15 points and the Dallas defense forced four turnovers for the third straight game Sunday.

Week-16: Sun, Dec 26 vs Washington W
Prescott, Dallas celebrate with 56-14 rout of Washington
Prescott threw four touchdown passes, DeMarcus Lawrence returned an interception for a score and the Cowboys celebrated their clinching of the division crown.

Week-17: Sun, Jan 2 vs Arizona L
Cards hold off Cowboys 25-22 in matchup of playoff teams
Murray was 26 of 38 for 263 yards and two touchdowns while Prescott finished 24 of 38 for 226 yards with a lost fumble when the Cowboys were down eight early in the fourth quarter.

Week-18: Sun, Jan 9 @ Philadelphia W
Prescott throws 5 TD passes in Cowboys' rump of Eagles 51-26
The Cowboys still had seeding to play for against an Eagles team that rested Jalen Hurts and other key starters ahead of an NFC wild-card game next week.

Postseason

Wild Card: Sun, Jan, 16 vs San Francisco L
49ers hang on over Cowboys 23-17 in chaotic wild-card finish
Diego Samuel ran 26 yards for a touchdown for a comfortable lead in the third quarter before the Cowboys rallied and ran out of time trying to get a final play.
 

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Carolina Panthers Schedule 2021

Preseason (1 - 2)

Week-1: Sun, Aug 15 @ Indianapolis L
Eason efficient, Ehlinger shines late as Colts beat Panther
Ehlinger, a sixth-round pick out of Texas, began his NFL debut with an interception. But he regrouped and drove the Colts to a tying touchdown capped by his 2-point conversion run. Carolina's Joey Slye converted field goals from 29, 28 and 41 yards.

Week-2: Sat, Aug 21: vs Baltimore L
Ravens tie NFL record with 19th straight preseason win, 20-3
Tyler Huntley threw for 187 yards for the Ravens, who equaled the mark set by Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers, who had a 19-game winning streak in exhibitions from 1959 to 1962. Sam Darnold had his first action at quarterback for Carolina, but left after one seven-play series.

Week-3: Fri, Aug 27: vs Pittsburgh W
Darnold throws 2 TDs, Panthers smother Steelers backups 34-9
Darnold, who has seen most of his action in joint practices rather than games this preseason, spent much of the first quarter under duress despite playing against a defense resting all of its starters. Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins started and struggled, completing just 9 of 16 passes for 108 yards with one interception and one late touchdown



Regular Season (5 - 12)

Week-1: Sun, Sep 12 vs New York Jets W
Darnold, defense lead Panthers past Jets 19-14 in opener.
Darnold maintained his even-keeled persona after throwing for 279 yards and a touchdown and running for another score. Sam Darnold, acquired from the Jets for three draft picks this past offseason. Six different players were in sacks for the Panthers. New York Jets Zach Wilson kept battling, though and finished 20 of 37 for 258 yards with two touchdown passes to Cory Davis in his first career start.

Week-2: Sun, Sep 19 vs New Orleans W
Darnold throws 2 TDs, Panthers D dominates Saints 26-7
With an effective running game led by Christian McCaffrey, a reliable set of wide receivers that includes D.J. Moore and defense that is playing lights-out, Darnold is off to a 2-0 start as Carolina's starting quarterback. Carolina's defense held Alvin Kamara to 5 yards on eight carries as the Saints struggled with five of the team's offensive coaches out because of COVID-19 protocols.

Week-3: Thu, Sep 23 @ Houston W
Texans done in by inability to run ball in loss to Panthers
Carolina's top-ranked defense sacked Mills four times and held him to 168 yards passing. Mills was pressed into action after Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury last Sunday and was placed on injured reserve. Mills threw for a touchdown and avoided big mistakes after he threw an interception in the second half of Sunday's loss at Cleveland. But the Texans (1-2) finished with just 42 yards on the ground, and that forced Mills into tough down-and-distance situations as Houston punted six times.

Week-4: Sun, Oct 3 @ Dallas L
Elliott, Cowboys run over top defense, beat Panthers 36-28
Darnold had two rushing touchdowns to become the first NFL quarterback with at least five TDs on the ground in the first four games. Elliott carried 20 times for 143 yards in the two-time rushing champion's first triple-digit game of the season, Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the Panthers 36-28 on Sunday.The Cowboys sacked Darnold five times.

Week-5: Sun, Oct 10 vs Philadelphia L
Hurts runs for 2 TDs, Eagles come back to top Panthers 21-18
Hurts finished with 198 yards on 22 of 37 passing and ran for 30 yards on nine carries, while DeVonta Smith had seven catches for 77 yards and a 2-point conversion for the Eagles. Darnold finished 21 of 37 for 177 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Week-6: Sun, Oct 17 vs Minnesota L
Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28
Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime. Carolina's Sam Darnold finished 17 of 41 for 207 yards with one touchdown and two turnovers and nearly pulled off a wild comeback.The Panthers are 3-0 with Christian McCafffrey in the lineup and 0-3 without him.

Week-7: Sun, Oct 24 @ New York Giants L
Jones passing and catching, Giants D spark win over Panthers 25 - 3
The catch was a hot topic. Jones, who finished 23 of 33 for 203 yards with six carries for 30 yards. Darnold, traded to Carolina in the offseason, was lifted in the fourth quarter after hitting 16 of 25 passes for 111 yards and the pick. PJ Walker finished up.

Week-8: Sun, Oct 31 @ Atlanta W
Defense shines, Panthers snap skid by beating Falcons 19-13
Carolina's defense Totally stuffed Matt Ryan and the Falcons, who managed a measly 213 yards total offense. Darnold threw for a mere 129 yards on 13 of 24 completions. Atlanta (3-4) had won two straight games, only to squander a chance to climb above .500 for the first time since 2017.

Week-9: Sun, Nov 7 vs New Engiand L
Pats shut down Darnold, Panthers, cruise to 24-6 victory
New England's defense intercepted Darnold on three consecutive possessions in the second half. Belichick is 4-0 against Darnold, and the quarterback has thrown nine interceptions and one touchdown pass in those outings. McCaffrey had 14 carries for 52 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards, but the Panthers have only scored one touchdown in the past three games.

Week-10: Sun, Nov 14 @ Arizona W
Superman's sequel: Newton leads Panthers over Cards 34-10
Newton was saved for mostly short-yardage situations. The 32-year-old provided a flashback to his MVP days in his second debut with the Panthers, throwing for one touchdown, running for another. P.J. Walker completed 22 of 29 passes for 167 yards.Backup Colt McCoy, who was playing a second straight game for the injured Kyle Murray.

Week-11: Sun, Nov 21 vs Washington L
Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton's homecoming 27-21
Taylor Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, helping Washington spoil the 2015 MVP's return to Bank of America Stadium. Newton has now lost nine straight starts with the Panthers dating to the 2018 season.

Week-12: Sun, Nov 28 @ Miami L

Dolphins win 4th straight, roll past Panthers 33-10
Tua Tagovailoa completed 27 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a score. Jaylen Waddle had nine catches for a season-best 137 yards and a touchdown, and the Dolphins feasted off five sacks and three interceptions. Newton was pulled in the fourth quarter after completing just five of 21 passes for the Panthers, who lost for the seventh time in their past nine games.

Week-13: Bye Week


Week-14: Sun, Dec 12 vs Atlanta L
Ryan, Falcons stay hot on the road, beat Panthers 29-21
Matt Ryan threw for 190 yards and a touchdown, Walker returned an interception of Cam Neton 66 yards for a touchdown and the Falcons improved to 6-2 away from home.


Week-15: Sun, Dec 19 @ Buffalo L
Bills end 2-game skid with 31-14 win over spiralling Panthers
The Panthers (5-9) dropped their fourth straight and lost for the ninth time in 11 games. In a what-else-can-go-wrong season.

Week-16: Sun, Dec 26 vs Tampa Bay L
Brady, Bucs rout Panthers 32-6 to clinch NFC South title
The Bucs (11-4) put up 391 yards on offense after being shut out 9-0 by the New Orleans last week. Newton was 7 of 13 for 61 yards and ran for 42 yards en route to losing his 13th straight game as a Carolina starter,

Week-17: Sun, Jan 2 @ New Orleans L
Jordan, Saints' defense secure 18-10 win over Panthers
Taysom Hill completed 17 of 28 passes for 222 yards. He also led the Saints in rushing with 45 yards. Darnold completed 17 of 26 passes for 132 yards, a significant drop-off from his winning outing against the Saints in Week 2.

Week-18: Sun, Jan 9 @ Tampa Bay L
Buds beat Panthers 41-17, earn No. 2 playoff seeding in NFC
Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns before taking the last half of the fourth quarter. The Panthers are 10-23 in two seasons under the former Temple and Baylor coach Matt Rhule.
 
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