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ST. LOUIS RAMS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS, SUNDAY 1 P.M., FOX

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Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

4 Years since the Panthers have won consecutive games in either September or October, dating to victories in 2009 against Washington (Oct. 11) and Tampa Bay (Oct. 18).

29.73 Average length in yards of Brandon LaFell’s 11 career touchdowns. LaFell’s 79-yard TD catch last week at Minnesota was the second-longest of his career.

49.2 Third-down conversion percentage for the Panthers. They rank second in the NFL behind Denver, which has converted 57.5 of its third downs.

91.7 Percentage of Graham Gano’s kickoffs (22 of 24) that have resulted in touchbacks, the best mark in the league. Only one of Gano’s 24 kicks failed to reach the end zone.

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
SS21 Mike Mitchell
FS38 Robert Lester

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). DOUBTFUL: DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring). PROBABLE: RB Kenjon Barner (foot), S Robert Lester (hamstring), TE Greg Olsen (foot), CB Melvin White (concussion).

Schedule/Results

DateOpponentResult/TimeTV
September
8SeattleL 12-7
15At BuffaloL 24-23
22N.Y. GiantsW 38-0
29Bye
October
6At ArizonaL 22-6
13At MinnesotaW 35-10
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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