Coach: Ron Rivera
2 Consecutive playoff games in which Luke Kuechly has returned interceptions for touchdowns, the first player to do so in NFL history.
3 Coaches who have won a Super Bowl as a player and a head coach (Mike Ditka, Tony Dungy and Tom Flores). Ron Rivera will try to become the fourth.
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7 Carolina players with Super Bowl experience (Ted Ginn Jr., Michael Oher, Ed Dickson, Roman Harper, Kevin Norwood, Charles Tillman, Kyle Love).
QUESTIONABLE: LB Thomas Davis (forearm), DE Charles Johnson (knee), C Ryan Kalil (knee), DT Kawann Short (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), RB Mike Tolbert (knee), RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle). PROBABLE: WR Corey Brown (ankle), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), CB Robert McClain (ankle).
At Tampa Bay
W 29-26 OT
At New Orleans
At N.Y. Giants