Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance 11.16. 14

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

6 Different offensive line combinations the Panthers have used over the past six games, including Sunday against Atlanta. Rookie guard Trai Turner returns after missing three games with a sprained knee and ankle.

38 Times the Panthers have faced Atlanta, more than any other opponent. The Falcons lead the all-time series 23-15, although Carolina has won the past three.

531 Hits or sacks Cam Newton has taken over the past four seasons, nearly twice as many during that span as the next quarterback, Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick (272).

Starting Lineup


WR1 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 68 Andrew Norwell
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 70 Trai Turner
RT 78 Nate Chandler
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR2 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 1 Cam Newton
TE 84 Ed Dickson
RB 34 DeAngelo Williams


LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 99 Kawann Short
NT 91 Colin Cole
RDE 96 Wes Horton
SLB 56 A.J. Klein
MLB 59 Luke Kuechly
WLB 58 Thomas Davis
LCB 20 Antoine Cason
RCB 23 Melvin White
SS 41 Roman Harper
FS 21 Thomas DeCoud

Special Teams

K 9 Graham Gano
P 8 Brad Nortman
H 8 Brad Nortman
PR 11 Brenton Bersin
KR 11 Brenton Bersin
LS 44 J.J. Jansen
KO 9 Graham Gano


OUT: DT Star Lotulelei (ankle). DOUBTFUL: G Amini Silatolu (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Bene Benwikere (ankle), DE Charles Johnson (not injury related), TE Brandon Williams (hip). PROBABLE: T Nate Chandler (toe), WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), S Roman Harper (not injury related), DT Kawann Short (ankle), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), G Trai Turner (ankle), CB Melvin White (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (foot).


Date Opponent Result/Time TV
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
14 Detroit W 24-7
21 Pittsburgh L 37-19
28 At Baltimore L 38-10
5 Chicago W 31-24
12 At Cincinnati T 37-37
19 At Green Bay L 38-17
26 Seattle L 13-9
30 New Orleans L 28-10
10 At Philadelphia L 45-21
16 Atlanta 1 p.m. FOX
23 Bye
30 At Minnesota 1 p.m.* FOX
7 At New Orleans 1 p.m.* FOX
14 Tampa Bay 1 p.m.* FOX
21 Cleveland 1 p.m.* CBS
28 At Atlanta 1 p.m.* FOX

*–Subject to change