The Panthers (5-10) get a rare win on their last road game of 2020 after dropping eight of their last nine games. The first meeting between Ron Rivera and his former team. The one-time Panthers coach has led Washington (6-9) to a tie for first place in the NFC East with one game remaining at Philadelphia on Sunday (8:20 p.m./TV: NBC).
The NFL announced changes for Week 16's games on Tuesday morning. Six games are now scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, and four games later in the day at either at 4:05 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET.
Former All-Pro linebacker Kevin Greene, who was considered one of the most elusive sack masters in NFL history, died on Monday. He was 58. Here's the Twitter reaction of those remembering Greene.
The fact that Marty Hurney lasted as long as he did as a general manager of an NFL team is rather remarkable. But after two separate stints as the team’s general manager that covered 15 years, Hurney was relieved of his duties Monday morning by owner David Tepper.
Aaron Rodgers threw for his 40th touchdown of the season as the Green Bay Packers held off the Carolina Panthers for a 24-16 win at Lambeau Field on Saturday night, Rodgers becomes the first player to throw for 40+ TD's in three separate NFL seasons. He needs five TD's to match his career-high of 45 set during his MVP year in 2011.
The Panthers are on the road at Green Bay in late December facing the number one team in the NFC. How's that for a challenge? At least it's going to be fairly balmy by Lambeau standards – temperatures are forecast to be in the low 30's at kick-off on Saturday (8:15/Radio: WBT)
The Panthers come off a week to rest and recharge, but unfortunately they're not back to full strength following the bye. Running back Christian McCaffrey has been laid up yet again with another injury. This time his quad, along with several key players are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Not exactly how you want to start the final quarter of the season. But at least they're facing a team that is having plenty of its own struggles. The Denver Broncos are also 4-8 on the season, although they put up a good fight in a 22-16 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night.
According to a report by Adam Schefter at ESPN, two Panthers players tested positive for the virus Sunday morning. The team placed "additional players" on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but wouldn't say which players were on the list until those details are submitted to the NFL league office later today.