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Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

3 Times that teams starting 0-3 have made the playoffs since the field expanded to 12 teams in 1990. The last team to do it was Buffalo in 1998.

4 Combined Super Bowl rings won by wide receiver Domenik Hixon and linebacker Chase Blackburn with the Giants. Both joined the Panthers as free agents during the offseason.

9 Rushing attempts for quarterback Cam Newton, the lowest two-game total of his career. Newton’s 53 rushing yards are the third-lowest in a two-game span for Newton.

177 Rushing yards for running back DeAngelo Williams, which ranks fifth in the NFL. Williams is on pace for a 1,000-yard season.

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
DT91 Colin Cole
NT96 Star Lotulelei
RDE76 Greg Hardy
WLB52 Jon Beason
MLB59 Luke Kuechly
SLB58 Thomas Davis
LCB24 Josh Norman
RCB41 Captain Munnerlyn
SS38 Robert Lester
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 Kenjon Barner (foot), S Quintin Mikell (ankle), CB D.J. Moore (knee), CB Josh Thomas (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: CB James Dockery (thumb, shoulder), DT Dwan Edwards (thigh). PROBABLE: LB Jon Beason (knee), LB Thomas Davis (tibia), TE Ben Hartsock (foot), CB Josh Norman (thigh), RB Mike Tolbert (knee).

Schedule/Results

OpponentResult/TimeTV
September
8SeattleL 12-7
15At BuffaloL 24-23
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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