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Carolina Panthers at a glance

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DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano is 6-for-6 on field goals of 50 yards or more this season.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

4 Completions of 40 yards or longer, in 400 pass attempts, for Cam Newton, who had 11 such completions in 485 pass attempts last season.

6 Field goals of 50 yards or longer for Graham Gano, a career high and a franchise record. Gano (6-for-6) is the only kicker with more than three attempts from 50-plus without a miss from that distance.

16 Miles from tight end Greg Olsen’s hometown of Wayne, N.J., to MetLife Stadium, the home of the Jets and Giants in the Meadowlands.

79.4 Rushing yards allowed per game for Carolina, which ranks first in the NFL in run defense. The Jets are second with 82.6 rushing yards allowed.

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
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: RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). PROBABLE: T Nate Chandler (elbow), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), TE Greg Olsen (foot), G Chris Scott (knee), LB Jordan Senn (hamstring, illness), G Travelle Wharton (not injury related).

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 FranW 10-9
18New EnglandW 24-20
24At MiamiW 20-16
December
1Tampa BayW 27-6
8At New OrleansL 31-13
15N.Y. Jets4:05CBS
22New Orleans1FOX
29At Atlanta1*FOX

*–Subject to change

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