First some team stats, starting with offense and then defense. I have a summary table further down.
- Eight (8) TDs scored to date projects to 32 on the season, 8 fewer than 2012
- Two (2) plays of 40+ yards projects to 8, 3 fewer than 2012
- Two (2) rushing TDs projects to 8 as well, a whopping 13 less than 2012
- 15 sacks given up projects to 60, a full 36 more sacks than last season (24) ...wow, let that sink in for a moment
- Defensive INTs (6) to date projects to 24 on the season, which is a full 13 INTs better
- 12 sacks projects to 48 on the season which would be nine more than last season
- 3 forced fumbles projects to 12 against a total of 16 in 2012
Summary of Team Stats
Let's move to key player stats, starting with the offense:
- QB Cam Newton is on pace to throw 5 more passing TDs but 8 more INTs in 2013 as compared to 2012...ouch! Newton is also rushing less to the tune of 250 yds on the season
- RB DeAngelo Williams is on pace for just over 1,300 yards rushing, almost 600 more yards than he ran for in 2012
- After posting just over 1,300 receiving yards in 2012 WR Steve Smith will instead barely crack 800 yards
- Though Brandon LaFell is on pace to exceed his TD total by 3 he also running about 600+ receiving yards short of 2012
- TE Greg Olsen is on pace for 1,000 yards receiving on the season
- On defense Luke Kuechly looks to improve on both his pass defensed and his INTs
- Johnson and Hardy are on the same sack pass as last year.
- With the offense struggling most defenders are logging more tackles than 2012
|Ginn (2011)||Receiving Yards||221||884||220||664|
|Ginn (2011)||Receiving TDs||2||8||0||8|
So what surpries you here?