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CSR Blogger Week 3 Predictions and Lock of the Week

A look at last week’s results and this week’s picks

Well my first week of predictions against the spread did not go so well. Before I get into that though here is this weeks picks followed by last week’s results from week 2 in the CSR Blogger straight up game predictions.

Erik held onto the top spot but is now tied with Ivan who had a good week getting 13 of 16 correct.

My 3 pick Parlay of the Week last week was an awful 1-2 as only the Broncos won. The late scratch of Sam Bradford...

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Bradley Smith

NFL Thursday Night Football open game thread

We’ve got the Rams and 49ers tonight in a classic NFC West showdown.

The Rams and 49ers face off tonight in what should be one of the most exciting games of the week.

Okay, maybe not. But it’s still football... I think.

If you’re watching tonight and want to chat about the action use this space.

You know the drill.

This is now an open thread!

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Durst’s 2018 NFL Draft: Week Three Risers and Sliders

Here’s a look at a few college prospects who helped and hurt their draft stock last weekend.

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

First, I will talk about a prospect that I am not including in my “risers” or “sliders”.

Entering the season, the big area that Jackson needed to show improvement was his accuracy. Jackson threw with a lot of precision against North Carolina and Purdue. Against UNC, Jackson completed 25-of-39 passes for 393 yards with three touchdowns through air while running...

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Jared Allen

Panthers add Austin Duke to practice squad

Speedy rookie wide receiver from Charlotte rejoins Panthers.

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Bill Voth

Tyler Larsen's new digs

With Ryan Kalil's status in doubt, his backup's dream ride continues.

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Secret handshake a clue that Panthers center Tyler Larsen probably starts

Secret handshake a clue that Panthers center Tyler Larsen probably starts

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Billy Marshall

CSR Film Review: Gap Integrity and how the Panthers were able to shut down LeSean McCoy

The Panthers defense were able to hold Bills running back LeSean McCoy to just nine rushing yards on 12 carries last Sunday. How did they do it?

Under head coach Ron Rivera, the Panthers have consistently possessed a strong run defense. They’ve been ranked inside the top 10 three out of the past four years in run defense DVOA. Despite only holding Carlos Hyde to 45 yards in week 1, the Panthers surrendered 5 yards per carry to the former Ohio State star. Carolina’s defense faced a more...

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Max Henson

Rivera to McCaffrey: Keep pounding away

Running back Christian McCaffrey hasn't yet produced the big plays he's known for, but patience and persistence is the key for the rookie.

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Bryan Strickland

The Big Easy? Hardly

Panthers offense could put up big numbers against a Saints defense that's yielding yards by the bunches - but don't count on it.

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Ivan Halley

Panthers vs Saints Thursday Injury Report

WR Kelvin Benjamin highlights the list of positive news out of today’s injury report

What looked to be a rather ominous injury report yesterday seemed to get a lot brighter today for both the offense and the defense. Namely, WR Kelvin Benjamin, DT Vernon Butler, and CB Daryl Worley all practiced with full participation today, making their chances of of playing this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints a good bet to make.

Meanwhile, C Ryan Kalil has yet to practice this week, as he is...

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Bradley Smith

5 questions with Canal Street Chronicles: Alvin Kamara could have a major impact on the outcome of Panthers-Saints

The rookie running back could be a difference maker for the Saints against the Panthers this week.

To get us ready for Sunday’s Panthers-Saints NFC South showdown, I spoke with Chris Dunnells at Canal Street Chronicles to get his thoughts on a few questions I had. You can read the Q&A below, and be sure to head over to Canal Street Chronicles to check out my answers to his questions.

The Saints have given up 46 first half points in their first two games this season, and 65 total. Do you...

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Jason Stokes

NFL Thursday Night Football Fantasy Advice: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Who should you start or sit in the Rams-49ers clash tonight?

It’s Thursday which means one thing (whether teams like it or not) - Thursday Night Football will happen. Neither team has been particularly impressive, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t starters, especially in deeper leagues, that can get you off to a great start this week. Likewise, there’s a few guys who should sit it out until next week. Let’s take a look.

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Jared Goff

Surprisingly, Jared Goff has...

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Opposing View: Panthers vs. Saints

Find out what New Orleans head coach Sean Payton and linebacker A.J. Klein said about the Week 3 matchup against Carolina.

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Jonathan DeLong

Panthers vs. Saints: Defensive Preview

The Panthers face their toughest test yet when Drew Brees and the Saints come marching into town.

Two weeks, six points allowed. No matter the opposition, that’s a feat that warrants praise. It hasn’t been done since the Baltimore Ravens held the Buccaneers and Raiders to that same combined point total in 2006. That Ravens team went on to finish the season with a 13-3 record before bowing out in the divisional round in the playoffs. The Panthers are looking to replicate that regular...

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Madden Matchup: Panthers vs. Saints

Find out what happened in the Madden simulation for Week 3 against New Orleans.

ESPN.com - Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton's confidence not shaken despite slow start

Cam Newton's confidence not shaken despite slow start

ESPN.com - Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton's confidence doesn't need rebuilt despite slow start

Cam Newton's confidence doesn't need rebuilt despite slow start

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Erik Sommers

Panthers vs Saints: Step UP or Step OUT

Three guys stepping up, and three who need to do so or step out the way going into the game against the Saints.

Welcome to Step UP or Step OUT, a new for 2017 series on CSR that is intended to look at players who are playing well, and highlight a few that need to step their game up. Think of it as a heat index for the Carolina Panthers, guys who are playing well are stepping up, and those who aren’t need to improve their game or... step out.

This week, we are looking at guys who had an...

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Calm Down Over Greg Olsen

There come times in players’ careers that show their character, and test their will. Carolina Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen had that exact moment on Sunday, when he broke his foot. Olsen was emotional in his post game press conference when he confirmed the news that so many Panthers and fans feared. Olsen will miss between six to eight weeks, and will end his streak of 160 straight games played. It will also probably end another goal of Olsen’s this season. To be the first Tight End in...

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The Scratching Post: Former Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman training to join the FBI

Look for the Peanut Punch to be utilized at the Bureau very soon.

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A snapshot of all the ways the Panthers use rookie Christian McCaffrey | David Newton, ESPN

Slot right.

Left of quarterback Cam Newton in the shotgun.

Single back in the I-formation.

Right of Newton in the shotgun, but only after shifting out of the Wildcat formation. These are the positions in which...

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