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Bengals at Panthers Behind Enemy Lines: Can Cam Newton continue his dominance? The Bengals are gearing up for a clash of cats when the Panthers host Cincinnati this Sunday. Carolina is (1-1) coming of a crushing loss to the Falcons. They look pretty beat up on paper Vincent Rey Jersey , but that is no reason to doubt a team led by Cam Newton at quarterback.We caught up with Walker Clement of Cat Scratch Reader, SB Nation’s Panthers website, to get his perspective of the Bengals vs. Panthers game.Patrick Judis: Cam Newton has been carrying the offense so far this season. He is not only the leader in passing yards, but he leads Carolina in rushing yards and is tied for the most rushing attempts. Is that something you think will continue?Walker Clement: I am very confident that Newton will continue to lead the team in passing yards. Whether or not he leads the Panthers in rushing will depend on the game. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner is obviously not afraid to let Cam use his legs, but he is also enamored with the speed and shiftiness that Christian McCaffrey brings to the table. The running back had 102 yards receiving on 14 catches last week. You can expect one of those two guys to be the offensive MVP every week. Turner is slowly figuring out how to use both talents to their best advantage, good luck if he strikes the right balance against the Bengals.PJ: Defensively the Panthers did a pretty good job at containing Julio Jones. What were some thing they did to accomplish that, and do you think they can replicate it with A.J. Green?WC: They can replicate the process, but I’m not familiar enough with Green’s skillset to guarantee that they can replicate the success. The majority of the Falcons game saw Jones being shadowed by the Panthers’ top corner, James Bradberry. Years past saw Bradberry stick to one side of the field and the Falcons would move Jones around and torch the Panthers by exploiting mismatches. Of course, years past also saw the Panthers have an otherwise stifling defense. Their absence was the reason for the Panthers close loss.PJ: As far as the Panthers’ pass-catchers go, they don’t have many big names after Greg Olsen’s injury. Who are some of the most dangerous guys in the passing game that Bengals’ fans should be worried about?WC: First round pick D.J. Moore had a bit of a coming out party last week, turning his first catch into a 51 yard touchdown. The Panthers have made a lot of noise this week about wanting to get him more involved in the game plan Womens Tyler Boyd Jersey , even though he still looks like a rookie on a lot of plays. Your real threat, as mentioned above, is Christian McCaffrey. He is too fast for linebackers, too physical for your average corner, and the Panthers love to target him. They are the threats.The Panthers have a roster of semi-reliable role players after those two. I say semi-reliable because Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith, and Jarius Wright can be generally relied upon to be in the right place on a given play. It is a bit of a toss up, so to speak, as to whether or not they will catch a ball that hits them in their hands. If you’re looking for a guy to get open right at the sticks on a third down then Wright seems to be the guy for now.PJ: The Panthers are dealing with some injuries along their offensive line. What do you think they will do to try and protect Newton on Sunday?WC: Our best guess is that last week they performed some sort of blood sacrifice or other dark magic ritual. The Panthers signed their starting left tackle off the street — he hadn’t been on an NFL practice field since last November — on the Wednesday prior to the game. Their right tackle spent training camp as their left guard and was the left tackle for Week 1. Their top right guard missed the game with a concussion. The Panthers surrendered only two sacks and forced the Falcons to blitz to pressure Newton.PJ: What is your prediction for the game?WC: If the Panthers run out of livestock, virgins, or first born children to ensure the success of their line, then this game could get ugly for Carolina very quickly. Since they are at home Cordy Glenn Jersey White , however, I’m assuming they can drag somebody out of the crowd. The Panthers lost last week because their defense had one of the more off weeks that we have seen since Ron Rivera took over the team in 2011. Meanwhile, the offense is actually starting to look more coherent and consistent than it has ever been under Newton. I have some faith in the offense’s continued improvement and in the defense’s return to form. I’ll take the Panthers by a touchdown, 20-13.Thanks again to Walker Clement for taking out the time to answer our questions. You can check out more of his stuff at Cat Scratch Reader. SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children’s hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head holding the hand of a little girl.Colleluori instantly recognized Devon Still, the former Penn State star whose daughter Leah was diagnosed with a rare cancer that affects primarily infants and young children. Out of respect, Colleluori kept her distance and allowed the Stills their family time, but if she could have stopped him and shared a message, it was this: “You’re a lucky, lucky man. I wish I was that lucky.”Colleluori’s son Nick was an undersized pitbull of an athlete who parlayed talent and grit into a lacrosse scholarship at Hofstra. But toward the end of his freshman season in 2005, what Nick thought was an issue with his hearing instead was diagnosed as non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Nick Colleluori died at 21 years old on Nov 28, 2006 http://www.thebengalslockerroom.com/authentic-tyler-eifert-jersey , but not before he left a legacy carried out by his family: Nick’s House, a free home for cancer patients, and their families, undergoing treatment in the Philadelphia area.Colleluori finally got the chance to meet Still nearly 3 1/2 years later when the retired NFL lineman toured Nick’s House . Leah Still is nearing four years in remission and her father has become an author, motivational speaker, and an inspiration — especially to strangers suffering like his family did.“I just kind of admired how jovial you were, and trying to be as normal as possible in a very, very tough situation,” Colleluori told Still inside the house.Colleluori directed Still toward a portrait of her son above the fireplace in the home that fits up to seven families and comes furnished, with full bathrooms and other comforts of home. Nick Colleluori founded the HEADstrong Foundation from his hospital bed and more than 500 people are expected at the ninth fundraising gala for the nonprofit organization will be held Friday in Philadelphia.“It’s cool to find out how she recycled her pain to help other people,” Still said.Leah was diagnosed in 2014 with cancer and became an inspiration to millions as her football-playing father shared details of her brave fight. She was given a prognosis of just over 50 percent to survive stage 4 neuroblastoma. Leah is now a healthy 8-year-old girl in third grade who lives in Houston and is set to celebrate four years of her cancer being in remission on March 25, with a gala in Philadelphia for their “Still Strong Foundation.”“We’re just fighting to get to that five-year mark Womens C.J. Uzomah Jersey ,” Still said. “She’ll be declared cancer free. There’s always a chance that Leah’s cancer may come back because she has an aggressive form of neuroblastoma. But once you get through that third year, your chances drop significantly.”Still played three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and a year with Houston before he retired in 2017. His career was dwarfed by his daughter’s fight with cancer — they were everywhere. Countless videos, poignant interviews and appearances that raised cancer awareness and funds. They authored a children’s book together, “I Am Leah Strong.” Leah even received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards in 2015.“Just fight for four quarters,” Still said. “Regardless of what you’re hearing from the doctors, regardless of what your prognosis is, or you read on the Internet, as long as your child is alive, you still have a chance to really win this battle with cancer. Leah failed her first treatment. The cancer ended up spreading all over her body. But because we didn’t give up, we didn’t throw in the towel, my daughter is now going on four years in remission.”Still was moved by Colleluori and her mission at Nick’s House. Most families that arrive at the house are financially strapped and looking for a sense of community during the most devastating time of their lives. The HEADstrong Foundation has raised more than $9 million since 2007 and helped nearly 14,000 cancer patients and their families. Colleluori has walked the walk of cancer-stricken families and the house has become a support system for those in need Carl Lawson Jersey White , and it’s a full house — 15 total people for families currently from South Carolina, Alabama, New York and Pennsylvania all reside in the temporary housing. The youngest cancer patient now in the 120-year-old house is just a 21-month-old boy with a rare leukemia, and the home is open to all ages and anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Colleluori had applications on her desk that she had to reject because Nick’s House was at
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