Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance 12.21.14

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

3 Rookie receivers within 52 receiving yards of 1,000 for the season, including Kelvin Benjamin (952). The 1986 season is the only year in NFL history as many as two rookie wideouts reached 1,000 yards – Indianapolis’ Bill Brooks and Houston’s Ernest Givins.

9 Combined out-of-division wins for NFC South, which needs a win Sunday by Carolina or Tampa Bay (vs. Green Bay) to avoid finishing with the fewest since the 2002 realignment. The 2008 NFC West had a 10-30 record in out-of-division games.

37.3 Average points allowed by Panthers in three games vs. AFC North teams – losses to Pittsburgh (37-19) and Baltimore (38-10) and a 37-37 tie with Cincinnati.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 68 Andrew Norwell
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 70 Trai Turner
RT 74 Mike Remmers
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 1 Cam Newton
FB 35 Mike Tolbert
RB 28 Jonathan Stewart

Defense

LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 99 Kawann Short
NT 98 Star Lotulelei
RDE 96 Wes Horton
SLB 53 Ben Jacobs
MLB 59 Luke Kuechly
WLB 58 Thomas Davis
LCB 25 Bené Benwikere
RCB 24 Josh Norman
SS 41 Roman Harper
FS 33 Tre Boston

Special Teams

K 9 Graham Gano
P 8 Brad Nortman
H 8 Brad Nortman
PR 11 Brenton Bersin
KR 43 Fozzy Whittaker
LS 44 J.J. Jansen
KO 9 Graham Gano

Injuries

QUESTIONABLE: CB Carrington Byndom (hamstring), LB A.J. Klein (ankle), G Amini Silatolu (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (hand). PROBABLE: LB Thomas Davis (knee), S Roman Harper (thigh), QB Cam Newton (back).

Schedule/Results

Date Opponent Result/Time TV
September
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
14 Detroit W 24-7
21 Pittsburgh L 37-19
28 At Baltimore L 38-10
October
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
November
10 At Philadelphia L 45-21
16 Atlanta L 19-17
23 Bye
30 At Minnesota L 31-13
December
7 At New Orleans W 41-10
14 Tampa Bay W 19-17
21 Cleveland  1 p.m. CBS
28 At Atlanta  1 p.m.* FOX

*–Subject to change

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