Carolina Panthers at a glance

December 21, 2013 

SPORTS FBN-JETS-PANTHERS 18 CH

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) needs seven catches in the next two games to surpass his season high of 69, set in 2012.

DAVID T. FOSTER III — MCT

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

7 Receptions needed by Greg Olsen to surpass his single-season record of 69 catches, set last season, as the most by a Panthers tight end.

14.9 Points per game allowed by the Panthers, who rank second behind Seattle (14.6). The Panthers were first before giving up a combined 51 points against the Saints and Jets.

37 All-time games between the Saints and Panthers, who lead the series 19-18. Carolina has faced former NFC West foes New Orleans and Atlanta (37) more than anyone else in its history.

78.9 League-leading percentage of Graham Gano’s kickoffs (56 of 71) that have resulted in touchbacks. Gano has converted 23 of 26 field goal attempts.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR189 Steve Smith
LT69 Jordan Gross
LG70 Travelle Wharton
C67 Ryan Kalil
RG78 Nate Chandler
RT77 Byron Bell
TE88 Greg Olsen
WR211 Brandon LaFell
QB1 Cam Newton
FB35 Mike Tolbert
RB34 DeAngelo Williams

Defense

LDE95 Charles Johnson
DT91 Colin Cole
NT96 Star Lotulelei
RDE76 Greg Hardy
WLB93 Chase Blackburn
MLB59 Luke Kuechly
SLB58 Thomas Davis
LCB41 Captain Munnerlyn
RCB23 Melvin White
SS27 Quintin Mikell
FS21 Mike Mitchell

Special Teams

K9 Graham Gano
P8 Brad Nortman
H8 Brad Nortman
PR19 Ted Ginn
KR19 Ted Ginn
LS44 J.J. Jansen
KO9 Graham Gano

Injuries

OUT: RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). PROBABLE: TE Brandon Williams (hip). TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Steve Smith (finger).

Schedule/Results

DateOpponentResult/TimeTV
September
8SeattleL 12-7
15At BuffaloL 24-23
22N.Y. GiantsW 38-0
29Bye
October
6At ArizonaL 22-6
13At MinnesotaW 35-10
20St. LouisW 30-15
24At Tampa BayW 31-13
November
3AtlantaW 34-10
10At San FranciscoW 10-9
18New EnglandW 24-20
24At MiamiW 20-16
December
1Tampa BayW 27-6
8At New OrleansL 31-13
15N.Y. JetsW 30-20
22New Orleans1FOX
29At Atlanta1FOX

*–Subject to change

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