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On the Prowl 12/1: Panthers Top Power Rankings


PANTHERS MOVE TO TOP OF POWER RANKINGS:Carolina has jumped to the top spot in the majority of power rankings among major media outlets following the 33-14 victory over Dallas and the Patriots' loss to Denver on Sunday night. Elliot Harrison of writes that the Panthers silenced doubters with their Thanksgiving Day performance and that quarterback Cam Newton remains a top candidate for MVP. ESPN notes that the Carolina offense is starting to click while the defense leads the NFL in defensive scoring during the 15-game regular-season winning streak. FoxSports, Pro Football Talk and USA Today all moved the Panthers to the number one spot on their lists as well. SCOUTING COLEMAN'S PICK-6:Panthers Insider Mike Craft breaks down the defensive disguise used by safety Kurt Coleman to pick off quarterback Tony Romo in the opening minute of the Panthers Week 12 victory.

KING ON THE PANTHERS: Peter King of the M.M.Q.B highlights the Panthers' special 2015 season and highlights five things the team should work to maintain in the final five games of the regular season. READ MORE

KUECHLY BREAKS THE SCALE:Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus writes that Luke Kuechly is earning the highest grade ever given to a linebacker in their system, noting that he has only missed one tackle on a rusher. READ MORE CAR-DAL GAME GRADES: Pro Football Focus also gave high marks to the Panthers' secondary, noting that the unit has become one of the league's best. Other top performers from the Panthers' Week 12 win include left guard Andrew Norwell and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. READ MORE

View the top photos by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez from Carolina's game against Dallas.

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