Panthers vs Titans

Panthers vs Titans : The Carolina Panthers announced Saturday that linebacker Mario Addison will not play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans following the death of his brother.

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According to ESPN’s David Newton, Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus was killed in a shooting Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama, and his funeral was held Friday.

Birmingham police reportedly charged 22-year-old Darius Frazier with the murder of Addison’s brother and with the attempted murder of a woman.

The 32-year-old Addison, who is in his ninth NFL season, is the Panthers’ leader in sacks this season with 6.5, which ranks 11th in the NFL.

Addison, who has spent parts of eight seasons in Carolina, entered 2019 having registered nine or more sacks in three consecutive seasons. He is on pace to surpass his career record of 11 sacks this season.

The Panthers got no love from the experts going into last week’s game against the 49ers, and clearly for good reason. This week, they have an easier road as they face the Titans at home.

Here’s a review of the expert picks for this week’s matchup.

It’s a battle of unlikely starting quarterbacks on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET when the Carolina Panthers (4-3) host the Tennessee Titans (4-4). After opening the season with consecutive losses, the Panthers have surged back into the 2019 NFL Playoff picture behind quarterback Kyle Allen, who has filled in for the injured Cam Newton (foot). Meanwhile, it was ineffective play that sent starting quarterback Marcus Mariota to the bench for Tennessee, opening the door for Ryan Tannehill to go under center in Week 7.

The former Dolphins starter has since guided the Titans to consecutive wins and back to .500. These sides have been tough to read for bettors, with Tennessee entering Week 9 with a 3-4-1 mark against the spread, while Carolina is 4-3. The latest Panthers vs. Titans odds list Carolina as a 3.5-point favorite, with the over-under set at 42, up one from the opener. Before locking in your own Titans vs. Panthers picks, be sure to see the NFL predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The Carolina Panthers will be without sack leader Mario Addison on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans as the outside linebacker continues to deal with the death of his brother.

Addison was ruled out on Saturday, the day after he laid to rest Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, who was shot to death last Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Addison has been in his hometown all week. General manager Marty Hurney and Mark Carrier, the executive director of the Panthers’ football staff, went to Birmingham on Friday for the funeral and to show support for Addison and his family.

Coach Ron Rivera said Friday this was “bigger than football” and that the decision on whether Addison played was up to him, noting that this has been an emotional time for the 32-year-old.

The Panthers got no love from the experts going into last week’s game against the 49ers, and clearly for good reason. This week, they have an easier road as they face the Titans at home.

Here’s a review of the expert picks for this week’s matchup.

The Carolina Panthers will be without sack leader Mario Addison on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans as the outside linebacker continues to deal with the death of his brother.

Addison was ruled out on Saturday, the day after he laid to rest Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, who was shot to death last Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Addison has been in his hometown all week. General manager Marty Hurney and Mark Carrier, the executive director of the Panthers’ football staff, went to Birmingham on Friday for the funeral and to show support for Addison and his family.

Coach Ron Rivera said Friday this was “bigger than football” and that the decision on whether Addison played was up to him, noting that this has been an emotional time for the 32-year-old.

Addison on Friday posted a picture on Instagram of him standing next to his brother’s coffin with the message, “I love u Geeski. This one F—ed ur Big Bruh up. #LongLiveGeeski.”

On Monday, Addison posted on Instagram a picture of him and his brother with the words: “This pain is real. Half of my soul gone wen u killed my baby brother last nite. Please live through me n Rest well lil bruh.”

The Carolina Panthers are determined to not allow another lopsided midseason loss to send their season spiraling.

The Panthers (4-3) enter Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans coming off a brutal 51-13 loss last Sunday at San Francisco, a game that Carolina players said going in would be a good measuring stick for them.

The loss was reminiscent of Carolina’s 52-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season which was the start of a seven-game losing streak. The Panthers had entered that game 6-2 but finished the season 7-9 and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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