Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

4 Number of undrafted free agents who will start on the offensive line for the Panthers, who are missing injured guards Amini Silatolu (second round, 2012) and Trai Turner (third round, 2014).

9 Points by which Panthers lost to Seattle in Charlotte the past two years. The Seahawks won 16-12 in 2012 and 12-7 last season.

493 Receiving yards for Greg Olsen, most among tight ends. Olsen’s 41 catches are tied with Chicago’s Martellus Bennett for most at the position.

Starting Lineup


WR1 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 68 Andrew Norwell
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 75 Fernando Velasco
RT 78 Nate Chandler
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR2 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 1 Cam Newton
TE 84 Ed Dickson
RB 28 Jonathan Stewart


LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 91 Colin Cole
NT 98 Star Lotulelei
RDE 96 Wes Horton
SLB 56 A.J. Klein
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


OUT: CB Bené Benwikere (ankle), LB Chase Blackburn (knee), WR Philly Brown (concussion), G Amini Silatolu (calf), G Trai Turner (knee), RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Ogbonnaya (groin), LB Jason Williams (hip). PROBABLE: T Byron Bell (elbow), T Nate Chandler (thigh), LB Thomas Davis (not injury related), S Roman Harper (not injury related).


Date Opponent Result/Time TV
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
14 Detroit W 24-7
21 Pittsburgh L 37-19
28 At Baltimore L 38-10
5 Chicago W 31-24
12 At Cincinnati T 37-37
19 At Green Bay L 38-17
26 Seattle 1 p.m. CBS
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