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Carolina Panthers at a glance

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Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Greg Olsen (88) is the only Carolina Panthers tight end to have been the target of a Cam Newton pass this season, the least number of targeted tight ends in the league.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

1 Carolina tight ends (Greg Olsen) who have been targeted as a receiver, the fewest of any team. Richie Brockel has one catch for 12 yards but is listed as a fullback/tight end.

10 Panthers’ previous games (with a 6-4 record) on “Monday Night Football,” fewer than any team except Houston (seven).

13 Consecutive games since the Panthers last allowed a first-quarter touchdown, the longest active streak in the league. The streak dates to a Dec. 2, 2012, loss at Kansas City.

283.3 Yards allowed per game by Carolina, which ranks second behind Houston (280) in total defense.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR189 Steve Smith
LT69 Jordan Gross
LG70 Travelle Wharton
C67 Ryan Kalil
RG78 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
WLB57 Jordan Senn
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: LB Chase Blackburn (foot), TE Ben Hartsock (knee), G Chris Scott (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Drayton Florence (groin). PROBABLE: DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), RB Mike Tolbert (not injury related).

Schedule/Results

DateOpponentResultTV
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 FranciscoW 10-9
18New England8:40WSOC,ESPN
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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