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Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks | Previewing Sunday's NFL game

Charlotte Observer reporters Joseph Person and Jourdan Rodrigue preview Sunday's NFL matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, including their predictions.
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Charlotte Observer reporters Joseph Person and Jourdan Rodrigue preview Sunday's NFL matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, including their predictions.

Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Key Stats

7 Carolina players in the concussion protocol since Week 1, more than any other team. Safety Kurt Coleman, the lastest to enter the protocol, and LB Luke Kuechly will miss Sunday’s game.

79.2 Panthers’ winning percentage in December games (19-5) over the past five seasons, tied with Seattle Seahawks for the best December record over that span.

88 Ted Ginn Jr.’s 88-yard TD catch last week at Oakland tied for the third-longest in team history. It was Cam Newton’s longest completion since a 91-yarder to Brandon LaFell in 2011.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

LT

74 Mike Remmers

LG

68 Andrew Norwell

C

69 Tyler Larsen

RG

79 Chris Scott

RT

70 Trai Turner

TE

88 Greg Olsen

WR

13 Kelvin Benjamin

QB

1 Cam Newton

FB

35 Mike Tolbert

RB

28 Jonathan Stewart

Defense

LDE

95 Charles Johnson

LDT

98 Star Lotulelei

RDT

99 Kawann Short

RDE

96 Wes Horton

SLB

54 Shaq Thompson

MLB

56 A.J. Klein

WLB

58 Thomas Davis

LCB

24 James Bradberry

RCB

26 Daryl Worley

SS

22 Michael Griffin

FS

33 Tre Boston

Special Teams

K

9 Graham Gano

P

8 Andy Lee

H

8 Andy Lee

PR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

KR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

LS

44 J.J. Jansen

KO

9 Graham Gano

Injuries

OUT: DE Mario Addison (foot), S Kurt Coleman (concussion), LB Luke Kuechly (concussion), T Daryl Williams (ankle).

Schedule/Results

Date

Opponent

Result/Time

September

8

At Denver

L 21-20

18

San Francisco

W 46-27

25

Minnesota

L 22-10

October

2

At Atlanta

L 48-33

10

Tampa Bay

L 17-14

16

At New Orleans

L 41-38

23

Bye

30

Arizona

W 30-20

November

6

At Los Angeles

W 13-10

13

Kansas City

L 20-17

17

New Orleans

W 23-20

27

At Oakland

L 35-32

December

4

At Seattle

8:30 p.m.

NBC

11

San Diego

1 p.m.*

FOX

19

At Washington

8:30 p.m.

ESPN

24

Atlanta

1 p.m.*

FOX

January

1

At Tampa Bay

1 p.m.*

FOX

*–Subject to change

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