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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the Carolina Panthers' locker room this week, players floated all the diplomatic balloons about seeing Sean McDermott again. For sure, the Panthers miss their old defensive coordinator, but they're thrilled with successor Steve Wilks and the rest of the staff. Why, of course, they're looking forward to saying hello to McDermott on Sunday, when …

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Let's fully examine the Carolina Panthers, who play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After a tremendous 2015 season in which they went 15-1 and advanced to the Super Bowl, the Panthers experienced the typical Super Bowl hangover last year, as they finished the year 6-10. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly lead the way for the Panthers, but they have a variety of importa…

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The next phase of Cam Newton's NFL career appears under way. The Carolina Panthers have seen the beating Newton has taken the first six years of his career and want him to run less. That's good for Newton's health and longevity. Is it good for the Panthers this year? We get another indication Sunday when the Buffalo Bills visit Charlotte. "We want him to last 10…

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LUKE KUECHLY'S INTERCEPTION FOR TD 2015 All Bills fans want to see Tyrod Taylor more effectively work the middle of the field, and he did it some against the New York Jets. He better be careful throwing between the numbers against Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. This is one of Kuechly's more famous plays, an interception he returned for a TD on national T…

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You are dying for different, as is usually the case with a Buffalo Bills head coaching change. You were happy to hear Sean McDermott say at his opening news conference: "I'm not into making promises." You're thrilled McDermott has not yet shown up at the interview podium wearing a helmet. You're glad you haven't seen him bicycling through Delaware Park. You don't …

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A fifth Indiana Jones movie has been announced for 2019. The thought of 74-year-old Harrison Ford leaping the abyss, strafing the enemy, evading mayhem and wiggling out of danger seems far-fetched. Yet the film almost certainly will be a financial success. People won't be able to stay away. So much enthusiasm has been committed to the Indiana Jones franchise. We're c…

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NAPA, Calif. – Khalil Mack wanted nothing to do with this story. He refused to be interviewed for it. Sandy Mack, his father, at first liked the idea of meeting me down in Fort Pierce, Fla., where Khalil is from. Then Sandy stopped returning text messages and voicemails. Khalil Mack gave the impression he’d rather shower with asbestos bodywash and stir three t…