Broncos vs Panthers Week 10 Capsule

DENVER BRONCOS (5-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-6)

SERIES

BRONCOS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER 2-1  
STREAKS 2-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 0-0 Rivera: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 31-23 at Bengals W 21-13 at Redskins
LAST GAME 12/14/08: Broncos 10 at Panthers 30. Carolina scores 23 unanswered points, including RB DeAngelo Williams’ 56-yard TD run. Panthers WR Steve Smith adds 165 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/08
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 93 (Den.), 136 (Car.). XM: 231 (Car.). 

 

STATS

PASSING Manning: 203-292-2,404 (T2C)-20 (1C)-6-108.6 (1L) Newton: 134-235-1,902-6-8-77.7
RUSHING McGahee: 146-620-4.2-4 Newton (QB): 59-347-5.9-4
RECEIVING Decker: 46-583-12.7-7 (T3L) S. Smith: 38-630-16.6-1
OFFENSE 399.5 (3L) 344.9
TAKE/GIVE -4 -5
DEFENSE 325.1 343.0
SACKS Miller: 9 (T2L) Johnson: 7.5
INTs Harris, Woodyard: 2 6 tied: 1
PUNTING Colquitt: 46.8 Nortman (R): 40.7
KICKING Prater: 57 (27/27 PAT; 10/10 FG) Medlock: 39 (18/18 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: JOHN FOX spent 9 seasons (2002-10) as Panthers head coach…Club has won past 5 in Nov…QB PEYTON MANNING (419) needs 2 TD passes to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (420) for 2nd most in NFL history (BRETT FAVRE, 508). Registered 48th game-winning drive in 4th quarter or OT last week, passing Marino (47) for most in NFL since ’70. Has 3 TD passes in 5 in row…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE (7,986) needs 14 rush yards to reach 8,000 career…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has career-best in catches (45) & receiving yards (756) in ’12. Thomas (99) needs 1 catch to reach 100 career. WR ERIC DECKER seeks 6th straight game with at least 1 TD rec. Has 2 rec. TDs in each of past 2…Since ’11, TE JOEL DREESSEN has 10 TD rec., tied for 2nd-most  among AFC TEs…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks in past 5. LB VON MILLER had career-high 3 sacks last week. Since entering NFL in ’11, Miller has 20.5 sacks, most in AFC…KR TRINDON HOLLIDAY had 105-yard KR-TD last week, longest in franchise history… PANTHERS: In 1st 24 career NFL games, QB CAM NEWTON has 5,953 pass yards with 27 TDs & 1,053 rush yards with 18 TDs. Is only player in NFL history with 5,000+ pass yards, 25+ pass TDs, 1,000+ rush yards & 15+ rush TDs in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Is 3-1 vs. AFC…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 30-yard TD run last week. In past 2 vs. AFC, has 3 rush TDs. Had 56-yard TD run in last game vs. Den. When RB JONATHAN STEWART has 15+ att., Panthers are 14-4 (.778)…WR STEVE SMITH had 9 catches for 165 yards (18.3 avg.) & TD in only game vs. Den. Smith has 8 100-yard rec. games vs. AFC in career. WR ARMANTI EDWARDS had career-long 82-yard reception last week. WR BRANDON LA FELL has 20+ yard catch in 6 of 7 games played in 2012…DE CHARLES JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Has 24.5 sacks in past 30. Had sack in last game vs. Den. DE GREG HARDY had 4.5 sacks in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks. Panthers are only NFL team with 2 players (Johnson & Hardy) with 6.5 sacks each. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 78 tackles. DE FRANK ALEXANDER ties for 2nd among NFC rookies with 2.5 sacks.


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