NEWTON NAMED SPORTING NEWS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Panthers quarterback
RIVERA NAMED SN COACH OF THE YEAR: Finishing the season with a 15-1 record and top-10 in yardage and scoring defense helped Ron Rivera secure 23 of 31 votes from fellow head coaches to win the Sporting News Coach of the Year Award. David Steele praises Rivera's ability to develop a talented group of players that may include the 2015 MVP in Cam Newton and Defensive Player of the Year candidates like cornerback
NFL NETWORK PREVIEWS PANTHERS-SEAHAWKS: "The Aftermath" crew looks at how Seattle and Carolina match up ahead of Sunday's playoff game. Watch the video below.
PANTHERS TOP PLAYOFF POWER RANKINGS: Elliot Harrison of NFL Media ranks the Panthers as the top team in the playoffs, noting that the return of
SECONDARY SETS UP SHOP ON THIEVE AVE: Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review highlights a new motivational tool for the Panthers defensive backfield. READ MORE
TILLMAN HAPPY WITH PRESENT, UNDECIDED ON FUTURE: Max Henson of Panthers.com writes that injured cornerback
STEWART PLANS TO PLAY VS. SEAHAWKS: Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer writes that running back Jonathan Stewart is planning to be ready for Sunday's playoff game. Stewart has missed the previous three weeks with a sprained foot. READ MORE
SWEET VICTORY: Krispy Kreme provided Panthers fans with free Original Glazed doughnuts in Uptown Charlotte on Monday morning to celebrate the successful 2015 season and raise money for charity. READ MORE