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Carolina Panthers at a glance

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DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers rank No. 1 in the NFL in third-down conversion rate this season.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

0 Wins for the Panthers in four meetings with Miami. The Dolphins are the only team in the NFL the Panthers have never beaten in the regular season.

1 First-half touchdowns allowed by the Panthers, the first team to give up one or fewer first-half touchdowns through 10 games since the 1935 Giants.

6 Consecutive wins for the Panthers, tied with Seattle for the league’s longest active streak. Carolina can tie the franchise record for consecutive victories, set in 1996, with a win Sunday.

101.7 Cam Newton’s passer rating during the six-game win streak. Newton, who had a 78.4 rating over the first four games, has completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,294 yards, with 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, during the win streak.

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

LDE97 Mario Addison
DT92 Dwan Edwards
NT96 Star Lotulelei
RDE76 Greg Hardy
WLB56 A.J. Klein
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), DE Charles Johnson (knee), G Chris Scott (knee). PROBABLE: CB Drayton Florence (groin), DE Greg Hardy (knee).

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 FranciscoW 10-9
18New EnglandW 24-20
24At Miami1FOX
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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