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Carolina Panthers at a glance 10.13.13

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DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) has played in 98 consecutive games, the third-longest current streak in the NFL among tight ends. He is dealing with a foot injury but expected to play Sunday.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

3.75 Sacks allowed per game by the Panthers, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL. Arizona sacked Cam Newton seven times last week in the Cardinals’ 22-6 victory.

78.4 Cam Newton’s passer rating, which ranks 25th among NFL starters – one spot below Buffalo rookie EJ Manuel and one spot ahead of Houston’s Matt Schaub.

98 Consecutive games played by tight end Greg Olsen, third among active tight ends behind Jason Witten (160) and Tony Gonzalez (107). Olsen has a foot injury, but he expects to play vs. the Vikings.

249 Weeks since the Panthers had a winning, regular-season record, dating to Dec. 28, 2008, when they finished the regular season with a 12-4 mark.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR189 Steve Smith
LT69 Jordan Gross
LG70 Travelle Wharton
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
WLB93 Chase Blackburn
MLB59 Luke Kuechly
SLB58 Thomas Davis
LCB22 Josh Thomas
RCB41 Captain Munnerlyn
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

Injuries

OUT: CB D.J. Moore (knee): DOUTBFUL: RB Kenjon Barner (foot); DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring); S Robert Lester (hamstring); PROBABLE: DT Colin Cole (shoulder); S Quintin Mikell (ankle); TE Greg Olsen (foot).

Schedule/Results

OpponentTimeTV
September
8SeattleL 12-7
15At BuffaloL 24-23
22N.Y. GiantsW 38-0
29Bye
October
6At ArizonaL 22-6
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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