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Extra security planned for Panthers-Vikings game amid Charlotte protests

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Elsewhere it was: Packers 34, Lions 27; Raiders 17, Titans 10; Colts 19, Jaguars 1; Eagles 34, Steelers 3; Jets 24, Chiefs 3; Colts 26, Chargers 22; Seahawks 37, 49ers 18; Rams 37, Buccaneers 32; Cowboys 31, Bears 17.

Charlotte officials plan to add extra security around Bank of America Stadium for Sunday's National Football League game between the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings amid ongoing protests over the fatal shooting of a black man by city police officers.

The Carolina Panthers are taking a physical beaten this season with their banged up offensive line and it had cost them the game with the Minn Vikings.

The Vikings have sure begun this season with a bang. Not only are they talented, they are prepared both mentally and physically to meet any challenge. The rest of the league should take serious notice. We have to get our play-makers involved in the game plan and it starts with me as the signal caller.

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) reaches for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) blocked by running back Matt Asiata (44) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. By doing so, New England will be able to get a quality player who could possibly serve as a replacement for Brady.

Before the start of this season, if you were told one of these teams would be going into this game at 2-0 and the other at 1-1, chances are you wouldn't have expected the 2-0 team to be the Vikings.

Emmanuel Sanders had nine catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns for Denver (3-0). And there's no real course of action; this is one of those things we just have to hope goes away.

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Late in the third quarter, with the Vikings leading 16-10, the Panthers ran a third-and-11 play from their 33. Nothing else so clearly and simply explains the discrepancy in scoring between the first and second halves of the Panthers two losses. Their refusal to tackle Marcus Sherels on his punt return touchdown was pathetic, and it's something the team needs to fix immediately. Some will say the Panthers were distracted by the civil unrest in Charlotte but the Vikings slapped them around no matter what was going on.

QB Cam Newton: Not all of the eight sacks against the NFL MVP by Minnesota can be blamed on the offensive line.

Boston, who stood next to Ball during the anthem, said he really wanted to "do something" before the Vikings game.

As for Newton, he was forced to leave Sunday's loss to the Vikings for one play with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Danielle Hunter still worked his way into the end zone to take down Newton for a safety.

In a recent episode of Good Morning Football on NFL.com, former Giants guard David Diehl praised Everson Griffen's defensive performance over the first three weeks of the season. He returned and had three sacks in the heat in the second half. Once Mike Zimmer's team and staff smelled blood, they became aggressive. "And we have good players who are making the plays". Love it. How many years have the Vikings had the worst defense nearly imaginable? Newton was 3-for-4 for 36 yards and a sack when Minnesota rushed five defenders, but he wasn't effective at all on the seven times Zimmer sent six rushers.

And a statement victory to boot. After the Vikings had gotten the safety, they tested the Panther's defense. If so, bet the Vikings.

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