Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance 09.28.14

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

13.6 Combined catches per game for the Panthers’ wideouts. After Carolina cut Steve Smith and turned over the receiving corps, Ron Rivera said the key was to replace the group’s 9.75 catches a game.

29 Carolina’s rank among 32 teams in rushing yards per game (72.3 yards). The Panthers’ 10 carries last week against Pittsburgh were a franchise low.

264 Rushing yards given up by the Panthers against the Steelers, the third-most allowed in franchise history.

Starting Lineup


WR1 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 66 Amini Silatolu
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 75 Fernando Velasco
RT 78 Nate Chandler
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR2 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 1 Cam Newton
FB 47 Richie Brockel
RB 34 DeAngelo Williams


LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 91 Colin Cole
NT 98 Star Lotulelei
RDE 96 Wes Horton
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


DOUBTFUL: RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), T Garry Williams (back). QUESTIONABLE: LB Thomas Davis (hip), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). PROBABLE: WR Jerricho Cotchery (thigh), CB Charles Godfrey (ankle), S Roman Harper (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh).


Date Opponent Result/Time TV
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
12 Detroit W 24-7
21 Pittsburgh L 37-19
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