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Panthers reeling at 1-3; Newton dealing with concussion

The Carolina Panthers are 1-3, their MVP quarterback has a concussion and their young secondary just allowed Matt Ryan to throw for 503 yards and four touchdowns.

Yep, the NFC's best team last season is reeling.

The Panthers are 1-3 for the fourth time in six seasons under coach Ron Rivera, but the two-time NFL Coach of the Year said this one feels different.

"I think we should be better than we are," Rivera said Monday.

Carolina has won three straight NFC South titles, but is two games behind the Atlanta Falcons (3-1) one quarter of the way through the season.

And now there's a chance they could be without Cam Newton for a while.