Super Bowl 50: Panthers on Defense

The Panthers defense is not the top defense, but they are first in interceptions. In the NFC championship game, they forced Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to throw four interceptions.

Meet the players on the Panthers defense who will most likely start or play a major role on Sunday.

Go back to Defense Wins Championships! to review the responsibilities of each position.

Tackles and Ends 
Charles Johnson (#95) – Left Defensive End
Star Lotulelei (#98) – Left Defensive Tackle
Kawann Short (#99) – Right Defensive Tackle
Jared Allen (#69) – Right Defensive End

Shaq Thompson (#54) – Strongside Linebacker
Luke Kuechly (#59) – Middle Linebacker
Thomas Davis (#58) – Weakside Linebacker

Robert McClain (#27)
Josh Norman (#24)

Roman Harper (#41) – Strong Safety
Kurt Coleman (#20) – Free Safety

Will they frustrate the Peyton and his team?

We will close out the week with a look at the special teams units for each of this year Super Bowl contenders.

Get in the game!

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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