CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers were back on the practice field Friday, but the team won’t know who it will play until after this weekend’s wild-card round games.
Quarterback Cam Newton said the players are not concerned about who they will face just yet.
Newton said the team is focusing on improving its own weaknesses before worrying about which team they will face.
The Panthers are also using the bye week to get players, like wide receiver Steve Smith and defensive tackle Colin Cole, healthy.
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The Associated Press announced their starters and second team for the All-Pro team Friday, as determined by 50 AP voters.
Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert, center Ryan Kalil and inside linebacker Luke Kuechly were named 1st Team All-Pro, while Greg Hardy was named 2nd-Team All-Pro.
The latest Super Bowl odds from Las Vegas were released Thursday, and the Panthers are a 10-1 favorite to win the title.
They are 5-1 odds to make it to the Super Bowl.
Here’s how the odds break down:
Super Bowl odds (from Sportsbook.com):
2014 NFC conference odds:
Channel 9 Eyewitness News will broadcast Panthers Pride Kickoff Party live prime-time special Friday, Jan. 10 from 8 to 9 p.m.
The show will feature player interviews, important information for fans about traffic, parking and tickets and more.
Plus, ESPN.com NFL insider David Newton will be answering fans’ questions live on Twitter during the show.
Follow WSOC-TV and David Newton on Twitter and get your questions ready.
Get more information on the special broadcast here.