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9-4, 1st in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers nickel back Captain Munnerlyn left practice early on Wednesday and was listed as "did not participate'' on the injury report. "It was personal. It was a personal situation, and I don't want to get into personal situations," coach Ron Rivera said. A source told the Charlotte Observer Munnerlyn was upset about his role in the game plan for Sunday's game against Green Bay. Munnerlyn complained about playing time earlier this season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did his part today to promote tight end Greg Olsen for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

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Panthers guard Turner in concussion protocol

Panthers guard Trai Turner was suffering from concussion symptoms stemming from Sunday's game and was placed in the concussion protocol earlier this week, coach Ron Rivera said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner is in the concussion protocol, coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday. Amini Silatolu, Taylor Moton and Tyler Larsen are options for Sunday if Turner isn't cleared by then.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot), who missed Sunday's game against Minnesota, is at practice but working on the side.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart earned his second career NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his three-touchdown performance against Minnesota. He joins Stephen Davis (3) as the only Carolina running back to win the award multiple times.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed tight end Kent Taylor and wide receiver Rasheed Bailey to the practice squad. Kicker Roberto Aguayo and running back Jalen Simmons were released from the practice squad.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks answered a question about potential interest from other teams in him as a head coach with the message he gives to players each week: "Stay focused on being focused.'' In other words his focus is on Green Bay and not what might happen in the offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks says if Aaron Rodgers plays for Green Bay on Sunday "we're going to have our hands full."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on how the ACL tear suffered by Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday might impact the balance in the NFC heading into the playoffs: “They're a good football team and I'm not sure how that's going to affect them. I do like who their backup is. Nick Foles is a terrific football player, and he's proven it and had success in this league.''

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has no problems with how the concussion protocol is being handled at Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects to face Aaron Rodgers this week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has been mentioned as a potential head coach candidate for the New York Giants. Coach Ron Rivera said Wilks ‘'deservedly so'' should be considered for a head coach job. But he didn't want to talk about that now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had this thought when he looked at the Jumbo Tron and saw he was so far ahead of the Minnesota defense that he had time to stop, turn and fall backwards into the end zone: “I was like Usain Bolt.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers center Ryan Kalil put Sunday's win over Minnesota in good perspective: “This win puts us in a good position to make a run for the playoffs, but you don't get extra points for beating a good football team.''

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Vikings' miscues led to win for Panthers (1:14)
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Panthers record statement win over Vikings (0:50)

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.428th
Rushing Yards134.55th
Points For23.114th
Points Against20.210th