THE PANTHERS DISAPPOINTED LAST SEASON, BUT THERE'S PLENTY TO LOVE ABOUT A NEW SERIES CHRONICLING THEIR 2018 CAMPAIGN
ALL OR NOTHING
Available now on Amazon Prime Video
At least this 7--9 team wasn't boring. Over eight new episodes chronicling the 2018 Panthers, All or Nothing—which previously spotlighted the Cardinals and Rams—goes behind the scenes with a preseason playoff contender through its 6--2 midseason summit and a subsequent seven-game losing streak. While there aren't as many memorable, or meme-able, moments as we seem to get every year from HBO's Hard Knocks, the Amazon series offers an intimate look at Cam Newton's underappreciated leadership qualities. And there are standout scenes, such as in the sixth episode when rookie cornerback Donte Jackson's youthful arrogance segues perfectly into Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown's torching him in a season-turning blowout loss to the Steelers. More than anything, though, the new season highlights the slim margin between winning and losing in the NFL. It might be painful to watch at times for Panthers fans, but All or Nothing still makes for compelling viewing, even though we already know how it all ends.
Aug. 6, 10 p.m. ET on HBO
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Available now on Apple Podcasts
A new series from the Miami Herald and McClatchy Studios tells the story of Randy Lanier, the IndyCar driver who led a double life as a marijuana kingpin and served nearly three decades in prison.
MADDEN NFL 20
Available Aug. 2
Chiefs fans will enjoy this year's edition, which features Patrick Mahomes—the game's top-rated quarterback—on the cover and introduces the run-pass option, a Kansas City favorite, to playbooks.