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2017 Schedule
10-4, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks on the decision to make nickel back Captain Munnerlyn a healthy scratch on Sunday, “It was an in-house thing we dealt with and I'm going to keep it with that. Captain, as we all know, is a part of this football team and a major part of what we're doing moving forward and he will be back in the mix this week.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks said never in his six years here has he heard owner Jerry Richardson use a racial slur.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks said there was nothing malicious about Thomas Davis' hit on Green Bay wife receiver Davante Adams. He does not believe Davis should be suspended by the NFL.

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Rivera: 'We are still here to play football' (0:40)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the reaction of Thomas Davis says makes it obvious there was no intent to hurt Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams. He is aware this could result in a suspension for Davis, who apologized on Twitter for the hit. The league is reviewing.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he spoke with Jerry Richardson last night. That's when he found out there were plans to sell the team. He didn't want to get into the details of their discussion.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera: "I know the allegations are serious . . .. I do have a lot of concerns about it. To be honest, I have not read them.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said it was taken back and disappointed in the news that owner Jerry Richardson would put the team up for sale after the season.

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3hRob Demovsky

Packers' Adams tweets rant about Davis hit

Davante Adams lashed out at Thomas Davis on Monday, tweeting that the Panthers linebacker was "headhunting" when he led with his helmet on a blindside hit against the Packers wide receiver.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis apologized on Twitter to Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams for a blindside hit that could get him suspended for violating the NFL "targeting'' rule on a defenseless player. Here's what Davis said in the tweet to Adams: "I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit! In no way was I trying to hurt you. My first instinct was turn and make a block. In all sincerity I do apologize. I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!."

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Jones saddened by Richardson exit (0:43)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Here are the latest FPI ratings, with a close three-team tier on top of the NFC. The Eagles, Saints and Vikings are all within .6 points per game of each other, and the Rams lurk just behind that group.

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Jerry Jones laments Richardson's exit: 'I'm sad'

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he will miss Jerry Richardson after the Panthers owner announced Sunday amid allegations of workplace misconduct that he will sell the team.

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Richardson to sell Panthers (2:20)
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Clark says Richardson is making right decision to sell Panthers (1:57)
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19hDavid Newton

Scandal-hit Richardson selling NFL's Panthers

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the NFL franchise amid accusations that include sexual harassment and a racial slur toward a scout who has since left the team.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson in a letter on the team website announced he plans to put the team up for sale at the end of the season. This comes admits allegations of misconduct that the NFL is investigating.

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Newton guides Panthers past Packers (0:56)
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Newton, Rivera show support for Richardson (1:02)

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.327th
Rushing Yards135.74th
Points For23.612th
Points Against20.411th