Carolina Panthers at a glance

January 11, 2014 


There were 174 players selected before Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy in the 2010 NFL draft. Hardy tied the Panthers team record for sacks in a season with 15 (Kevin Greene, 1998).

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Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

14 Longest reception, in yards, allowed by the Panthers in their Nov. 10 win against the 49ers, who were missing wide receiver Michael Crabtree and lost tight end Vernon Davis in the second quarter with a concussion.

17 Longest gain, in yards, allowed by the Panthers in the first meeting – a run by Frank Gore. The Panthers held the 49ers to 151 total yards.

21 Panthers players who have played in at least one playoff game, including 10 remaining from the 2008 team – the last time Carolina made the playoffs.

174 Players selected in the 2010 draft before the Panthers took defensive end Greg Hardy, whose 15 sacks tied Kevin Greene (1998) for the team’s single-season record.

Starting Lineup


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


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


QUESTIONABLE: DT Colin Cole (calf), WR Steve Smith (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). PROBABLE: TE Ben Hartsock (knee), S Quintin Mikell (thumb).


8SeattleL 12-7
15At BuffaloL 24-23
22N.Y. GiantsW 38-0
6At ArizonaL 22-6
13At MinnesotaW 35-10
20St. LouisW 30-15
24At Tampa BayW 31-13
3AtlantaW 34-10
10At San FranciscoW 10-9
18New EnglandW 24-20
24At MiamiW 20-16
1Tampa BayW 27-6
8At New OrleansL 31-13
15N.Y. JetsW 30-20
22New OrleansW 17-13
29At AtlantaW 21-20
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