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

CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-2-1) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-2)

SERIES

PANTHERS PACKERS
SERIES LEADER 7-4
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).

STATS

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)

NOTES

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.


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