Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

0 Panthers wide receivers who have caught a pass in a game from quarterback Cam Newton, who is expected to start vs. Lions after sitting last week with cracked ribs.

92 Receiving yards for Kelvin Benjamin at Tampa Bay, second-highest for a Panthers’ rookie in his debut behind Muhsin Muhammad (96 yards at New Orleans in 1996).

97 Consecutive games for cornerback Antoine Cason, the third-longest active streak among corners behind William Gay (114) and Corey Graham (110). Cason hasn’t missed a game since entering the league in 2008.

179 Days since Newton underwent surgery to tighten the ligaments in his left ankle. Newton said this week his ankle still is less than 100 percent.

Starting Lineup


WR1 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 66 Amini Silatolu
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 70 Trai Turner
RT 78 Nate Chandler
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR2 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 1 Cam Newton
FB 35 Mike Tolbert
RB 34 DeAngelo Williams


LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 91 Colin Cole
NT 98 Star Lotulelei
RDE 76 Greg Hardy
SLB 93 Chase Blackburn
MLB 59 Luke Kuechly
WLB 58 Thomas Davis
LCB 20 Antoine Cason
RCB 23 Melvin White
SS 41 Roman Harper
FS 21 Thomas DeCoud

Special Teams

K 9 Graham Gano
P 8 Brad Nortman
H 8 Brad Nortman
PR 16 Philly Brown
KR 16 Philly Brown
LS 44 J.J. Jansen
KO 9 Graham Gano


QUESTIONABLE: RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh), T Garry Williams (hip), LB Jason Williams (thigh). PROBABLE: DE Greg Hardy (not injury related), QB Cam Newton (ribs), TE Greg Olsen (not injury-related).


Date Opponent Result/Time TV
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
12 Detroit 1 p.m. Fox
21 Pittsburgh 8:30 p.m. NBC
28 At Baltimore 1 p.m. CBS
5 Chicago 1 p.m.* Fox
12 At Cincinnati 1 p.m.* Fox
19 At Green Bay 1 p.m.* Fox
26 Seattle 1 p.m.* Fox
30 New Orleans 8:25 p.m. NFLN
10 At Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. ESPN
16 Atlanta 1 p.m.* Fox
23 Bye
30 At Minnesota 1 p.m.* Fox
7 At New Orleans 1 p.m.* Fox
14 Tampa Bay 1 p.m.* Fox
21 Cleveland 1 p.m.* CBS
28 At Atlanta 1 p.m.* Fox

*–Subject to change