Seahawks vs Panthers NFL Week 8 Capsule



COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 3-0 Rivera: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 28-26 at Rams L 38-17 at Packers
LAST GAME 9/8/13: Seahawks 12 at Panthers 7. Seattle WR Jermaine Kearse catches 43-yard TD pass from QB Russell Wilson. Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin adds 7 catches for 91 yards.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Sea.) 126 (Car.). XM: 232 (Car.).


PASSING Wilson: 115-175-1291-10-2-101.9 (3C) Newton: 125-206-1472-8-3-89.3
RUSHING Lynch: 97-420-4.3-3 (T3C) Newton (QB): 38-190-5.0-1
RECEIVING Baldwin: 23-310-13.5-1 Olsen (TE): 41-493-12.0-5
OFFENSE 357.0 342.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 +4 (T3C)
DEFENSE 324.0 388.3
SACKS Bennett: 3 Addison: 4
INTs Chancellor, Maxwell: 1 Harper: 3 (T1C)
PUNTING Ryan: 45.2 Nortman: 48.8 (2L)
KICKING Hauschka: 49 (16/16 PAT; 11/12 FG) Gano: 54 (15/15 PAT; 13/15 FG)


SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has won both career starts vs. Car. In last meeting, had 320 pass yards & 115.7 rating. Last week, passed for 313 yards (110.1 rating) & rushed for 106 yards, 1st QB in NFL history with 300+ pass & 100+ rush yards in game. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD & has 100+ rush yards in 2 of past 3 games…In 12/5/10 meeting, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH rushed for 3 TDs, tied for his most in game. Has TD in 8 of past 10 (incl. playoffs) & has 11 TDs in those 10 (8 rush, 3 rec.)…WR DOUG BALDWIN had 7 catches for 91 yards in last meeting. Had 7 catches for 123 yards & TD last week. WR JERMAINE KEARSE had 43-yard TD in last meeting. TE COOPER HELFET had 1st career TD last week…Since entering league in 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 20 INTs. LB BOBBY WAGNER had sack in 10/7/12 game vs. Car. Leads team with 50 tackles. S KAM CHANCELLOR & LB K.J. WRIGHT tie for 2nd on club with 44 tackles. DE MICHAEL BENNETT has sack in 3 of past 4 meetings. LB BRUCE IRVIN had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. Car. In last meeting, S EARL THOMAS & CB BYRON MAXWELL each had FF. LB MALCOLM SMITH had 10 tackles & FF last week…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has won 9 of past 10 starts at home. In those 10, has 98.3 rating, 16 pass TDs & 3 rush TDs…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 100 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 14 rec.) in last meeting. RB JONATHAN STEWART rushed for 92 yards & TD in 12/5/10 meeting…In 1/16/11 Div. Playoff vs. Sea. (with Chi.), TE GREG OLSEN had 3 catches for 113 yards (37.7 avg.) & TD (58 yards). Had 8 catches for 105 yards last week. Leads team with 5 rec. TDs, his 7th consecutive season with 5+ TDs. WR KELVIN BENJAMIN leads NFL rookies with 477 rec. yards & 5 rec. TDs. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had 6 catches for 81 yards in his last game vs. Sea. (12/21/08 with NYJ). LB LUKE KUECHLY has 20 tackles in 2 meetings & had INT in 10/7/12 game vs. Sea. Since entering NFL in 2012, leads league with 402 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS had sack last week. DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack, FF & FR in last game vs. Sea. Had sack last week. S ROMAN HARPER has 2 sacks, FF & FR in 3 meetings. Ties for NFC lead with 3 INTs. DT DWAN EDWARDS ties for 4th in NFC by DT with 3 sacks.

Poll: NFL Week 7 NFC Battle – Panthers Take On The Packers

Green Bay Packers v Carolina Panthers

NFL Week Seven Capsule – Panthers Battle The Packers in Green Bay



STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-1 McCarthy: 2-1
LAST WEEK T 37-37 (OT) at Bengals W 27-24 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Packers 30 at Panthers 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 308 yards & 2 TDs. Packers WR Jordy Nelson catches 84-yard TD with 2:14 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/08: Panthers 35, Packers 31. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 72 yards & 4 TDs. Panthers LB Jon Beason has 11 tackles & INT.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Sam Rosen, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Car.), 84 (GB). XM: 230 (GB).


PASSING Newton:108-175-1267-7-2-92.3
  1. Rodgers: 122-189-1419-15 (1C)-1-111.4 (1C)
RUSHING Newton (QB): 31-149-4.8-1 Lacy: 80-306-3.8-3 (T2C)
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 33-388-11.8-5 (T2C) Nelson: 43 (3L)-632 (1L)-14.7-5 (T2C)
OFFENSE 343.8 319.2
TAKE/GIVE +5 (T3C) +9 (T1L)
DEFENSE 392.5 368.0
SACKS Addison: 4 Daniels: 2.5
INTs Harper: 3 (T1L) Shields: 2
PUNTING Nortman: 47.5 (3C) Masthay: 45.3
KICKING Gano: 49 (13/13 PAT; 12/14 FG) Crosby: 39 (18/18 PAT; 7/8 FG)


PANTHERS: In only meeting, QB CAM NEWTON passed for 432 yards & had pass & rush TD. Newton (2) & PEYTON MANNING (3) are only active QBs with 2+ games with 400+ pass yards, pass TD & rush TD. Last week, passed for 284 yards with 2 TDs & rushed for 107 yards with TD…RB FOZZY WHITTAKER had rush TD last week. In last game vs. GB, RB JONATHAN STEWART had career-high 8 catches & 100 rec. yards…TE GREG OLSEN had TD last week & leads team with 5 TDs, his 7th consecutive season with 5+ TDs. WR KELVIN BENJAMIN leads NFL rookies with 416 rec. yards & 4 rec. TDs. Had TD last week. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY has 89- & 99-yard rec. games in 3 career meetings. WR JASON AVANT had 7 catches for 93 yards & TD (24 yards) in 1/9/11 WC game vs. GB (with Phi.)…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 394 tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with sack or FR. S ROMAN HARPER aims for 3rd in row with INT. Ties for NFL lead with 3 INTs… PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS passed for 308 yards, 2 TDs & 119.9 rating in last meeting. Leads NFC with 111.4 rating & 15 TDs. Is only player in NFL history with 15 TDs & 1 or 0 INTs in 1st 6 team games…RB EDDIE LACY has 3 rush TDs in past 3. RB JAMES STARKS rushed for 85 yards on 9 att. for 9.4 avg. in last meeting…WR-PR RANDALL COBB leads NFC with 7 rec. TDs. Has TD in 5 of 6 games in 2014. WR JORDY NELSON leads NFL with 632 rec. yards & is 2nd among WRs with 43 catches. Has 5 TDs in past 5. Since 2011, Nelson is 1 of 2 in NFL with 3,000+ yards (3,954), 30+ rec. TDs (35) & 16+ avg. (16.1). Had 84-yard TD catch in last meeting, 1 of 5 career 75+ yard rec. TDs…LB JULIUS PEPPERS was No. 2 overall pick by Car. in 2002. Played 8 season for Car. & had franchise-record 81 sacks & 30 FFs. Only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (120) & 10+ INTs (10). LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack in last meeting. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS ties for 1st in NFL with 20 INTs & CB SAM SHIELDS is 4th with 19 INTs.

Panthers vs Bengals Wednesday Injury Report


Practice Report



T Byron Bell (toe), CB Bene’ Benwikere (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (elbow), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), S Roman Harper (not injury related), CB Josh Norman (concussion), TE Greg Olsen (ankle), RB Darrin Reaves (hip), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle)


Practice Report



LB Sean Porter (knee)



WR Marvin Jones (ankle), G Mike Pollak (knee), LB Vincent Rey (calf), DT Brandon Thompson (knee)



WR A.J. Green (toe), S George Iloka (abdomen), LB Rey Maualuga (shoulder), G Kevin Zeitler (calf)



LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion)

Poll: Panthers vs Bengals – Who Wins the Week 6 Matchup?

Carolina Panthers v Cincinnati Bengals

NFL Week 6 Capsule – Panthers vs Bengals



SERIES LEADER Series tied, 2-2
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-0 Lewis: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 31-24 vs. Bears L 43-17 at Patriots
LAST GAME 9/26/10: Bengals 20 at Panthers 7. Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson totals 90 yards & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.). Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham has 4 receptions for 59 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/22/06: Bengals 17, Panthers 14. Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer throws for 240 yards & 2 TDs. Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh catches 7 passes for 61 yards & TD.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 84 (Car.), 139 (Cin.). XM: 228 (Cin.).


PASSING Newton: 79-129-983-5-1-94.6 Dalton: 70-108-926-4-1-100.3 (3C)
RUSHING Stewart: 29-88-3.0-1 Bernard: 68-247-3.6-3 (T1C)
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 27-326-12.1-4 Green: 17-314-18.5-2
OFFENSE 326.4 368.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (T3C) +3
DEFENSE 368.4 390.8
SACKS Addison: 4 (3C) Dunlap: 3
INTs Harper: 2 Iloka: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Nortman: 47.8 (3C) Huber: 42.8
KICKING Gano: 36 (9/9 PAT; 9/10 FG) Nugent: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/13 FG)


PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has won 5 of past 8 vs. AFC. Threw 2 TDs last week. Since entering NFL in 2011, is only player with 50+ pass (69) & 20+ rush (28) TDs…RB CHRIS OGBONNAYA had rush TD last week in Car. debut. In last meeting, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS averaged 6.4 yards per carry (64 yards, 10 att.). RB JONATHAN STEWART had rush TD in last game vs. Cin…Rookie WR KELVIN BENJAMIN leads NFL rookies with 367 rec. yards. Ties for 1st among NFL rookies with 3 rec. TDs. TE GREG OLSEN had 2 rec. TDs last week & has 4 rec. TDs this season, tied for most by NFC TE. Rookie PR PHILLY BROWN had 79-yard PR-TD last week, his 1st career TD…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 381 tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack in last meeting. CB CHARLES GODFREY had 38-yard INT in last game vs. Cin. In only game vs. Cin. (12/5/10 with NO), S ROMAN HARPER had 9 tackles & sack (16 yards). Harper & S THOMAS DE COUD each had INT last week. DE MARIO ADDISON is 3rd in NFC with career-high 4 sacks…BENGALS: Aim for 12th consecutive regular-season home win…In past 11 reg.-sea. home games, QB ANDY DALTON is 11-0 with 2,563 pass yards & 22 TDs for 97.7 rating. Bengals are 20-3 (.870) when Dalton posts 90+ rating. Has 33-19 (.634) record, highest win pct. of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts)…RB GIOVANI BERNARD is only NFL player with 200+ rush yards (247), 3+ rush TDs (3) & 150+ rec. yards (158) in 2014. In past 6 at home, averages 99.5 scrimmage yards per game (597 total; 323 rush, 274 rec.) & 3 rush TDs…WR A.J. GREEN led team with 5 catches for 81 yards & TD last week. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 4,147 receiving yards, most in AFC. Has 4 TDs in past 5 at home. WR MOHAMED SANU has TD catch in 2 of past 3, including 37-yarder vs. NE…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 18.5 sacks. DE ROBERT GEATHERS had sack vs. NE, 1st since 11/11/12. In only career meeting, LB VONTAZE BURFICT had sack. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has sack in 3 of past 4.

Four Turnovers Help Panthers Top Bears 31-24 to Break Losing Streak

Chicago Bears v Carolina Panthers

The Panthers won a great back and forth battle today, topping the Chicago Bears at home 31-24 thanks to a pair of huge TD passes from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen.

Credit also the Panthers defense, which forced four turnovers to overcome a 14-point deficit and move to 3-2 on the season after losing two in a row.

With the game tied at 24, Antoine Cason stripped Matt Forte of the ball and the Panthers’ Kawaan Short recovered at Chicago’s 23. Six plays later, Newton found Olsen on a slant route for a 6-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score with 2:18 left.

The Panthers sealed the win when Short sacked Jay Cutler and Charles Johnson recovered.

Newton was 19 of 35 for 255 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception. Olsen had six catches for 72 yards.

Cutler was 28 of 36 for 289 yards with two TDs, but turned the ball over three times for the Bears, who drop to 2-3 on the year.

The win for the Cats also puts them back up on top in the wild NFC South.

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