Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

19 Interceptions by Panthers’ defense, which ranks first in the league. Carolina has returned four of them for touchdowns, tied with Denver for most in the NFL.

63.4 Matt Ryan’s passer rating in two games last season when targeting Julio Jones while he was covered by Panthers CB Josh Norman, who held Jones to seven catches on 14 targets.

68.0 Panthers’ winning percentage (17-8) in December games the past five seasons. Only New England, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Seattle have been better in December over that span.

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

17 Devin Funchess

QB

1 Cam Newton

FB

35 Mike Tolbert

RB

28 Jonathan Stewart

Defense

LDE

95 Charles Johnson

DT

99 Kawann Short

NT

98 Star Lotulelei

RDE

69 Jared Allen

SLB

56 A.J. Klein

MLB

59 Luke Kuechly

WLB

58 Thomas Davis

LCB

25 Bené Benwikere

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

DOUBTFUL: WR Brenton Bersin (groin), CB Charles Tillman (knee). PROBABLE: DE Mario Addison (ankle).

Schedule/Results

Opponent

Result

TV

September

13

At Jacksonville

W 20-9

20

Houston

W 24-17

27

New Orleans

W 27-22

October

4

At Tampa Bay

W 37-23

11

Bye

18

At Seattle

W 27-23

25

Philadelphia

W 27-18

November

2

Indianapolis

W 29-26 OT

8

Green Bay

W 37-29

15

At Tennessee

W 27-10

22

Washington

W 44-16

26

At Dallas

W 33-14

December

6

At New Orleans

W 41-38

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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