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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> The Panthers’ ground attack in 2018 was the Christian McCaffrey Show Michael Palardy Jersey , and it was pretty effective."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomPanthers 2018 season review: Running backsNew,12commentsThe Panthers’ ground attack in 2018 was the Christian McCaffrey Show, and it was pretty effective.ESTShareTweetShareSharePanthers 2018 season review: Running backsThe Panthers’ offense was heavily dependent on the rushing and receiving threat of No. 1 running back Christian McCaffrey for the majority of the 2018 season. Carolina brought C.J. Anderson into the fold via free agency to pair with McCaffrey in an attempt to recreate the smash and dash style of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, but after nine games of barely using the veteran’s services the Panthers released him and continued to use McCaffrey as the lone back in their ground game. There were a few other guys in the mix throughout the season, but for the most part the Panthers’ rushing attack was all Run CMC.Christian McCaffreyMcCaffrey rushed 219 times for 1098 yards in 2018 with seven touchdowns. He also grabbed 107 receptions for another 867 yards and six more touchdowns. Combined, that’s 326 touches for 1965 yards and 13 touchdowns. Every time McCaffrey touched the football, he averaged six yards (five yards per carry and 8.1 yards per reception). With numbers like that it’s no surprise the Panthers want to feature him as a key cog in the offense. The only question will be his long-term durability, as he was on the field for nearly every single play from scrimmage last year. To protect him in the future and to get as many years of production out of him as possible, the Panthers should consider pairing him with another running back to help shoulder some of the burden.Speaking of that...C.J. AndersonAnderson was supposed to be that guy. The Panthers brought him in on a one-year deal in free agency to spell McCaffrey and be the ‘bruiser back’ on the goal line. Unfortunately for Anderson, it didn’t work out that way and he was released in Week 10 of the season after producing a measly 104 yards on 24 carries.It wasn’t all bad for Anderson, though. He did get picked up by the Rams and became a key factor in their Super Bowl run... so I guess there’s a silver lining for him after all.Cameron Artis-PayneThe Panthers have been getting a good look at Cameron Artis-Payne for what seems like a decade now. In 2018 he saw some action later in the season after Anderson was released , and he rushed 19 times for 69 yards (nice!) and one touchdown. Artis-Payne will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and it’s unlikely the Panthers will bring him back when they can just pick up a running back on Day 3 of the draft or pick up a cheaper free agent option like Elijah Hood, who is an exclusive rights free agent. It’s been a weird ride for Artis-Payne in Carolina, and honestly I’m kinda sad that we didn’t get to see more of him while he was here. I think he potentially has a future in the league, but at 28 years old with limited tape for other teams to see, his ship may have already sailed.Fozzy Whittaker, Kenjon Barner and Travaris CadetFozzy Whittaker went on injured reserve with a torn ACL during OTAs so he never really had the chance to do anything in 2018. He will also be a free agent in March, so it’s safe to assume that his time in Carolina is over. The Panthers also brought in Kenjon Barner and Travaris Cadet in 2018 but neither one contributed much. Barner was strictly used on special teams and Cadet only carried the ball 11 times for 17 yards. Both will be free agents in a month and neither will likely return to Carolina in 2019 when there will probably be better options available for the Panthers.What’s next?The Panthers will only have one running back on the roster when the league year starts so they’re going to have to do some shopping. While Christian McCaffrey will handle the bulk of the workload, they still need some depth at the position. Reggie Bonnafon is currently on the practice squad, so they could see him as an option for the 53-man roster in 2019. Otherwise, it will be interesting to see how they address their need for running back depth in the coming months.The Panthers will probably scour the lower tier of the free agent market to get someone to be the No. 2 running back , or they could potentially toss a fifth or sixth round pick at someone in the draft if they don’t find any free agents they like. No matter what happens, 2019 should be more of the same for the Panthers—it’s Run CMC’s world, and we’re all just living in it.Oh, and before you ask, we didn’t forget about Alex Armah. Stay tuned as we will cover the Panthers’ fullback in more detail later today. NEW ORLEANS (AP)Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers had a first down at the New Orleans 21 with 41 seconds left and a chance for a winning touchdown that seemed improbable when they trailed by more than two touchdowns late in the first half. That was as close as they got, prolonging a painful trend in an excruciating 31-26 loss Sunday night in the NFC wild-card round. With the Panthers in position for their first lead, Newton was called for intentional grounding, which cost 13 yards, a loss of down and a 10-second runoff. Saints safety Von Bell then sacked Newton near midfield on fourth down two plays later, assuring Carolina’s third loss to New Orleans this season. It was the fifth time the Panthers failed to reach the end zone after getting past the Saints’ 25-yard line. ”I’m frustrated,” Newton said. ”We didn’t come here just to get a shot. … We came here to win. That’s what we didn’t do.” Newton threw for 349 yards , his second highest total of the year, including a 56-yard touchdown pass to running back Christian McCaffrey that brought the Panthers within five with 4:09 to go. Newton then drove them 48 yards after safety Mike Adams intercepted Drew Brees’ pass at the Carolina 31 when the Saints gambled on fourth down just across midfield. Then the comeback bid unraveled. Newton was flagged when he avoided defensive end Cam Jordan’s rush by throwing the ball out of bounds, turning what would have been a second-and-10 into a third-and-23. The call left Panthers coach Ron Rivera upset. ”Our quarterback was out of the pocket,” he said. ”I thought there was a receiver (Devin Funchess) in the vicinity. I thought the ball was past the line of scrimmage.” Newton was more diplomatic. ”It doesn’t matter what I think, but that game didn’t come down to that” call, he said. ”We could have played better as a team. It was a (close) call either way.” Carolina had first downs at the New Orleans 15, 13, 27 and 10 in a span of five possessions and settled for four field goal attempts. Kicker Graham Gano missed the first one – a 25-yarder – and Newton went 2-for-6 with a sack in that stretch. ”I just have to be better,” he said. ”I’m not going to take the cowardly way and point somebody else out. I feel like plenty of times this year it was up to me. I do believe I am the leader of this team and the team goes as I go.” The defense did not give Newton much help for long stretches. Drew Brees threw for 376 yards, and New Orleans scored touchdowns on three consecutive series in the first half, starting its run with an 80-yard touchdown strike from Brees to Ted Ginn. ”There are a couple of plays I personally would like to take back ,” Panthers safety Kurt Coleman said. ”It’s frustrating. We beat the Patriots. We went toe to toe with Philadelphia. We beat Minnesota. We just didn’t go out and do what we were supposed to do.” The Panthers almost made enough plays despite falling behind 31-19 with 5:08 left. The touchdown occurred shortly after Newton had sat out a failed third-and-long play while undergoing concussion protocol. Newton took a hard hit on a sack by David Onyemata, started walking slowly off the field and then went back down in what Rivera said was an attempt to give backup Derek Anderson some extra warm-up throws. Cleared to return for the next series, Newton completed his next five passes after the injury. ”It wasn’t my head,” he said. ”It was my eye. My helmet came down low enough over my eyelid and got pressed by the player’s stomach I believe. I thought maybe somebody stuck their finger in my eye, but I have a visor, so that can’t happen.” —

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