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Unbeaten Panthers shoot for home win vs. Steelers
Cam Newton
Cam Newton passed for 281 yards and a touchdown on 22-of-34 attempts last week.
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - With the Greg Hardy issue in the rear-view mirror for now the unbeaten Carolina Panthers will get back to business on Sunday night as they shoot for their ninth straight regular-season home win in a matchup against AFC-foe Pittsburgh.

Hardy, the Panthers embattled defensive end, agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list on Wednesday until his domestic-abuse case is resolved.

This latest twist in Hardy's saga came three days after the club changed course abruptly and deactivated him just prior to last Sunday's 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions.  Full Story

Goodell missed another opportunity
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL's version of Groundhog Day was Friday in Midtown Manhattan when embattled commissioner Roger Goodell emerged from his self- imposed exile, albeit 17 minutes late, and finally addressed the scandals enveloping the league he is entrusted to lead.

There has been no confirmation as to whether or not Goodell saw his shadow but don't except Jane Skinner's hubby in front of a group of national reporters swimming like sharks again until the league's fall meetings, unless of course there is some way to clone Peter King.

"Hey Roger, nice tie. How come you're so great?"  Full Story