Bye Week Plans

The Panthers have played a game every week since early September, and perhaps some time off will help them win a game for the first time since early October.

The Panthers haven't won a game in nearly 50 days, so it's understandable if you're not all that concerned about what they're doing during their bye week. But amazingly, when they return to work next Monday, they'll still have a chance to make a run for a playoff spot in the lowly NFC South. Their final five-game stretch starts Nov. 30 in Minnesota. 

Head coach Ron Rivera typically holds two practices during the off week, but the Panthers are 0-3 coming out of the bye under Rivera. So in an effort to find something that could snap that streak and the team's current slump, Rivera gave his players five days off after their lone practice of the week on Tuesday. 

Here's what some of the Panthers are doing with their free time:

Center Ryan Kalil

​"Hang out with the family, that's it. Hang out with my little ones, I'll be here."

Offensive tackle David Foucault

"I'm going home to Montreal. There's snow right now. My girlfriend sent me a picture; we have six inches of snow, but I will be very happy to see my friends and family."

Linebacker Luke Kuechly

​"I'm going to hang out, sleep, relax, watch some movies, take it easy, kind of see where it takes me."

Cornerback Josh Norman

“I’m going to rest up big time. My legs have been shot for the last couple weeks, and I’ve just been playing through it and trying to battle out the pain, … I’m going to go out and relax, probably head to Myrtle Beach, and take a little time off and hang out with my brothers and family.”

Head coach Ron Rivera

"We're going to work. We're going to evaluate, break some things down, … And then I'm going to take the weekend off."


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