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Carolina Panthers at a glance

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Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers (88) tight end Greg Olsen fights for yardage following a pass reception as Seattle Seahawks (54) linebacker Bobby Wagner looks to make the tackle during fourth quarter action on Sept. 8, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

3 Pass attempts by Cam Newton that went more than 10 yards down field in last week’s 12-7 loss to Seattle.

7 Times the Panthers have started 0-2 in their history. They failed to make the playoffs or finish with a winning record each time.

8 Years since the Panthers played in Buffalo, a 13-9 victory for Carolina on Nov. 27, 2005. Carolina is 1-4 all-time record vs. the Bills.

18 Passes, in 23 attempts, in which Newton targeted tight end Greg Olsen (10) and Steve Smith (eight) vs. Seattle. The only other wideout or targeted was Ted Ginn Jr., who was thrown to once.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR189 Steve Smith
LT69 Jordan Gross
LG66 Amini Silatolu
C67 Ryan Kalil
RG75 Chris Scott
RT77 Byron Bell
TE88 Greg Olsen
WR211 Brandon LaFell
QB1 Cam Newton
FB35 Mike Tolbert
RB34 DeAngelo Williams

Defense

LDE95 Charles Johnson
DT92 Dwan Edwards
NT96 Star Lotulelei
RDE76 Greg Hardy
WLB52 Jon Beason
MLB59 Luke Kuechly
SLB58 Thomas Davis
LCB22 Josh Thomas
RCB41 Captain Munnerlyn
SS21 Mike Mitchell
FS30 Charles Godfrey

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 Kenjon Barner (foot), CB James Dockery (thumb). PROBABLE: LB Jon Beason (knee), DT Dwan Edwards (thigh), TE Ben Hartsock (foot), WR Domenik Hixon (hamstring), S Mike Mitchell (calf), G Amini Silatolu (hamstring).

Schedule/Results

DateOpponentTimeTV
September
8SeattleL 12-7
15At Buffalo1FOX
22N.Y. Giants1FOX
29Bye
October
6At Arizona4:05FOX
13At Minnesota1FOX
20St. Louis1FOX
24At Tampa Bay8:25NFLN
November
3Atlanta1FOX
10At San Francisco4:05FOX
18New England8:40ESPN
24At Miami1*FOX
December
1Tampa Bay1*FOX
8At New Orleans1*FOX
15N.Y. Jets4:05*CBS
22New Orleans1*FOX
29At Atlanta1*FOX

*–Subject to change

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