Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

10 Tackles, or more, by Panthers CB Charles Tillman in all four games he played vs. Tampa Bay as a member of the Bears. Tillman played for Bucs coach Lovie Smith in Chicago.

12 Years since the Panthers last started 4-0. The 2003 team won its first five games – the best start in team history – en route to the franchise’s only Super Bowl appearance.

26 Games for QB Cam Newton with a touchdown both rushing and passing. Newton, who has accounted for every Panthers touchdown this year, ranks second all-time behind Steve Young (31) in the category.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

LT

73 Michael Oher

LG

68 Andrew Norwell

C

67 Ryan Kalil

RG

70 Trai Turner

RT

74 Mike Remmers

TE

88 Greg Olsen

WR

10 Philly Brown

QB

1 Cam Newton

FB

35 Mike Tolbert

RB

28 Jonathan Stewart

Defense

LDE

94 Kony Ealy

DT

99 Kawann Short

NT

98 Star Lotulelei

RDE

69 Jared Allen

SLB

54 Shaq Thompson

MLB

56 A.J. Klein

WLB

58 Thomas Davis

LCB

31 Charles Tillman

RCB

24 Josh Norman

SS

41 Roman Harper

FS

20 Kurt Coleman

Special Teams

K

9 Graham Gano

P

8 Brad Nortman

H

8 Brad Nortman

PR

19 Ted Ginn, Jr.

KR

43 Fozzy Whittaker

LS

44 J.J. Jansen

KO

9 Graham Gano

Injuries

OUT: WR Jerricho Cotchery (ankle), LB Luke Kuechly (concussion), G Amini Silatolu (ankle), T Daryl Williams (knee). PROBABLE: WR Corey Brown (illness), LB Thomas Davis (chest), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), CB Josh Norman (not injury related), RB Jonathan Stewart (tibia), CB Charles Tillman (not injury related), RB Mike Tolbert (groin).

Schedule/Results

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

September

13

At Jacksonville

W 20-9

20

Houston

W 24-17

27

New Orleans

W 27-22

October

4

At Tampa Bay

1

FOX

11

Bye

18

At Seattle

4:05*

FOX

25

Philadelphia

8:30

NBC

November

2

Indianapolis

8:30

ESPN

8

Green Bay

1*

FOX

15

At Tennessee

1*

FOX

22

Washington

1*

FOX

26

At Dallas

4:30

CBS

December

6

At New Orleans

1*

FOX

13

Atlanta

1*

FOX

20

At N.Y. Giants

1*

FOX

27

At Atlanta

1*

FOX

January

3

Tampa Bay

1*

FOX

*–Subject to change

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