NEWTON - OLSEN CONNECTION: Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer writes that the chemistry between quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen has added a jolt to the Panthers' offense. Olsen, the league's leading receiver among tight ends, has been a favorite target of Newton. Their rapport will continue to play a role down the stretch for Carolina. READ MORE
OLSEN AMONG TOP TIGHT ENDS: Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus ranks Olsen as the eighth best tight end through Week 11 of the NFL season, noting that he is second in his position with 2.37 yards per route run. READ MORE
BOSTON WAITING IN THE WINGS: Max Henson of Panthers.com writes that safety Tre Boston has embraced his role behind veteran Roman Harper, who is helping the second-year player develop in the best player he can be. READ MORE
RANKING RECORD: David Newton of ESPN.com notes that the Panthers have achieved the highest ranking in ESPN's Power Rankings since 2006. READ MORE
RIVERA JOINS NFL TOTAL ACCESS: Head coach Ron Rivera joined NFL Total Access and talked about an inspiration to the Panthers, his experiences as a player on an unbeaten team and why he hangs out in the locker room. Watch the video below.