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Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

5 Players who have started at guard this season. The list includes former defensive tackle Nate Chandler, expected to get his first career start Sunday at right guard.

12 Consecutive games for the Panthers defense not allowing a first-quarter touchdown. The streak, the longest active in the NFL, dates to Dec. 2, 2012, when Kansas City’s Peyton Hillis scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter.

24 Offensive plays of 20 yards or more, which ranks next-to-last in the league. The Panthers had the most such plays in 2011 and second-most last season.

261 Number of both running plays and passes this season under first-year offensive coordinator Mike Shula, a proponent of a balanced attack.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR189 Steve Smith
LT69 Jordan Gross
LG70 Travelle Wharton
C67 Ryan Kalil
RG68 Nate Chandler
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
WLB93 Chase Blackburn
MLB59 Luke Kuechly
SLB58 Thomas Davis
LCB41 Captain Munnerlyn
RCB23 Melvin White
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 James Dockery (shoulder), G Chris Scott (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Chase Blackburn (foot).

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. LouisW 30-15
24At Tampa BayW 31-13
November
3AtlantaW 34-10
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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