Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th127.8 (5th)200.9 (25th)
Defense6th88.6 (4th)209.0 (6th)

Last Game

Sun, December 10
Bank of America Stadium
on CBS Sports
Minnesota Vikings
at
Carolina Panthers
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Game Leaders

MIN
Passing: C. Keenum (27-44, 280)
Rushing: J. McKinnon (7-46)
Receiving: A. Thielen (6-105)

CAR
Passing: C. Newton (13-25, 137)
Rushing: J. Stewart (16-103)
Receiving: D. Funchess (3-59)

Schedule

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Wed Aug 9
W 27 - 17HOU
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Sat Aug 19
L 27 - 34@TEN
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Thu Aug 24
W 24 - 23@JAC
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Thu Aug 31
L 14 - 17PIT
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Sun Sep 10
W 23 - 3@SF
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Sun Sep 17
W 9 - 3BUF
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Sun Sep 24
L 13 - 34NO
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Sun Oct 1
W 33 - 30@NE
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Sun Oct 8
W 27 - 24@DET
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Thu Oct 12
L 23 - 28PHI
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Sun Oct 22
L 3 - 17@CHI
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Sun Oct 29
W 17 - 3@TB
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Sun Nov 5
W 20 - 17ATL
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Mon Nov 13
W 45 - 21MIA
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Sun Nov 26
W 35 - 27@NYJ
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Sun Dec 3
L 21 - 31@NO
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Sun Dec 10
W 31 - 24MIN
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Sun Dec 17
1:00 pm ET
FOXGB
Sun Dec 24
1:00 pm ET
FOXTB
Sun Dec 31
1:00 pm ET
FOX@ATL

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New Orleans9-4-03-1-0
Carolina9-4-02-2-0
Atlanta8-5-02-1-0
Tampa Bay4-9-00-3-0
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Panthers' Greg Olsen: Hoping to expand role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team wants to work Olsen back into the passing game in the coming weeks, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Olsen appeared to play most of the offensive snaps in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings, though he did limp off the field at one point after his surgically repaired foot was rolled up on. He only missed a few snaps before rejoining the game, ultimately finishing without a catch on one target. Olsen's practice participation should still be monitored closely as the Panthers prepare for a Week 15 home game against the Packers.

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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Scores yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funchess caught three of seven targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings.

Funchess' reception and yardage totals were both his lowest in the last five games, but facing top cornerback Xavier Rhodes always figured to complicate matters. While his relative dip Sunday speaks to how good Funchess has been lately, the wideout still led the Panthers in receiving yards and scored an 18-yard touchdown during the third quarter. In doing so, Funchess has now found the end zone four times in as many games, and has a much better matchup against a banged-up Packers cornerback group awaiting in Week 15.

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Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Quiet versus Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey rushed eight times for 35 yards and caught three of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings.

McCaffrey entered Sunday's contest with pretty good momentum, but a couple of factors combined to contribute toward his Week 14 dip. Not only was the rookie going against Minnesota's exceptional defense, but veteran Jonathan Stewart's 103-yard, three-touchdown performance meant he wasn't needed as much as usual. Fortunately for McCaffrey, a bounce-back outing could be in store, as an inferior Packers defense visits Carolina next Sunday.

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Panthers' Jonathan Stewart: Rips off 100-plus yards, three touchdowns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stewart rushed 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings.

Stewart started the practice week with foot and ankle soreness, but those issues didn't stop him from turning back the clock to produce a vintage performance Sunday. The 30-year-old set it off with a 60-yard touchdown on the Panthers' first offensive drive, marking his longest run in over three years, then quickly followed with a more common one-yard plunge on Carolina's next series. After the Vikings tied the game in the fourth quarter, Stewart put an exclamation point on his day by scoring another one-yarder to clinch victory with under two minutes remaining. Overall, Stewart not only topped 100 rushing yards for just the second time this season, but he also scored three rushing touchdowns for the first time in 129 career regular-season appearances. While that evidences the extent of Stewart's improbable outburst -- which came against one of the league's elite defenses, no less -- Stewart's fantasy owners can take added satisfaction knowing he's now found the end zone in three straight outings.

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Panthers' Cam Newton: Clutch in Sunday's victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newton completed 13 of 25 passes for 137 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings. He also rushed 11 times for 70 yards.

Newton's performance was highlighted by a 62-yard rush to put Carolina in position to score the game-winning touchdown with under two minutes remaining. Along with shaking a defender in the open field on that play, Newton's 18-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter also came after he used his legs to buy time to find Devin Funchess. While Newton has topped 200 passing yards just once over the last six games, he's surpassed 50 rushing yards four times during that span, resulting in five Panther victories. With his dual-threat prowess reestablished, Newton will look to keep things rolling next Sunday versus the Packers.

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