Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers at a glance 12.14.14

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

9 Touchdown catches for WR Kelvin Benjamin, second behind Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans (10) among rookies this season.

15.8 NFL-worst yards per punt return allowed by Panthers, who had two punts blocked and returned for TDs at Minnesota in Week 13 and gave up two returns of at least 30 yards last week vs. New Orleans.

70.6 Derek Anderson’s completion percentage (24 of 34) in a Week 1 win at Tampa Bay. It was Anderson’s fourth-best percentage in 44 career starts.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR1 82 Jerricho Cotchery
LT 77 Byron Bell
LG 68 Andrew Norwell
C 67 Ryan Kalil
RG 70 Trai Turner
RT 74 Mike Remmers
TE 88 Greg Olsen
WR2 13 Kelvin Benjamin
QB 3 Derek Anderson
TE 35 Mike Tolbert
RB 28 Jonathan Stewart

Defense

LDE 95 Charles Johnson
DT 99 Kawann Short
NT 98 Star Lotulelei
RDE 96 Wes Horton
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 33 Tre Boston

Special Teams

K 9 Graham Gano
P 8 Brad Nortman
H 8 Brad Nortman
PR 11 Brenton Bersin
KR 11 Brenton Bersin
LS 44 J.J. Jansen
KO 9 Graham Gano

Injuries

OUT: QB Cam Newton (back), G Amini Silatolu (knee). DOUBTFUL: RB DeAngelo Williams (hand). PROBABLE: WR Philly Brown (shoulder), CB Carrington Byndom (illness), C Ryan Kalil (not injury related), LB A.J. Klein (knee), TE Greg Olsen (knee), G Chris Scott (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (hip).

Schedule/Results

Date Opponent Result/Time TV
September
7 At Tampa Bay W 20-14
14 Detroit W 24-7
21 Pittsburgh L 37-19
28 At Baltimore L 38-10
October
5 Chicago W 31-24
12 At Cincinnati T 37-37
19 At Green Bay L 38-17
26 Seattle L 13-9
30 New Orleans L 28-10
November
10 At Philadelphia L 45-21
16 Atlanta L 19-17
23 Bye
30 At Minnesota L 31-13
December
7 At New Orleans W 41-10
14 Tampa Bay 1 p.m. FOX
21 Cleveland 1 p.m.* CBS
28 At Atlanta 1 p.m.* FOX

*–Subject to change

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