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Carolina Panthers at a glance

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Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
When the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints met last December, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) ran for a franchise-record 210 yards on 21 carries.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

1 Previous games before Sunday the Panthers had a game switched to a Sunday prime-time slot since the NFL instituted flexible scheduling in 2006. Carolina lost to the Giants 34-28 in overtime on Dec. 21, 2008, in a game moved to prime time.

9 Times the Panthers have gone for a fourth-and-1 since a Week 2 loss at Buffalo, successfully converting eight of them.

16 Consecutive games the Panthers have forced a turnover, the longest active streak in the NFL. Carolina is tied for second with 26 takeaways.

210 Franchise-record rushing yardage total for DeAngelo Williams (on 21 carries) in a 44-38 win at New Orleans in Week 17 last season.

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
DT91 Colin Cole
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: G Chris Scott (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB Jordan Senn (hamstring). PROBABLE: T Nate Chandler (knee), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), TE Ben Hartsock (knee), DE Charles Johnson (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), RB Mike Tolbert (knee), G Travelle Wharton (not injury related), RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps).

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 MiamiW 20-16
December
1Tampa BayW 27-6
8At New Orleans8:30NBC
15N.Y. Jets4:05CBS
22New Orleans1*FOX
29At Atlanta1*FOX

*–Subject to change

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