THE CASE FOR MILLS: Brian Allee-Walsh of the New Orleans Sun Herald makes the Hall of Fame case for Sam Mills, who played for both the Saints and Panthers during his 11-year NFL career. After nine seasons in New Orleans, Mills went on to spend his final three with the Panthers before joining Carolina's coaching staff for an another seven seasons. Mills was selected as a Hall of Fame semifinalist for the first time last week. Allee-Walsh details the inspirational career of the 5-9 linebacker, and notes that Mills is able to stand tall with the game's former greats. READ MORE
KEVIN DURANT ON NEWTON, PANTHERS:Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant predicts that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will win the MVP award and thinks the Panthers have the potential for a very deep playoff run. READ MORE
TEAMMATES LOVE NEWTON'S PERSONA: Jeff Darlington of NFL.com writes that Panthers players, especially former opponents, appreciate the polarizing personality of quarterback Cam Newton. READ MORE
WHICH PANTHER ARE YOU?Jeremy Igo of the Carolina Huddle offers a personality test to help fans determine which Panthers player they are similar to. TAKE TEST
View photos from the Panthers' week of practice leading up to their game against the Saints.