Rams vs. Panthers: NFL Game Capsule

Dilip Vishwanat

The NFL has released the game capsule for the Panthers match-up with the Rams this Sunday at 1pm at Bank Of America Stadium.


SERIES: PANTHERS LEAD 10-8 and have won 3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP. Fisher: 2-1 Rivera: 0-0 LAST WEEK RAMS W 38-13 at Texans AND THE PANTHERS W 35-10 at Vikings

LAST GAME 10/31/10: Panthers 10 at Rams 20. St. Louis rookie QB Sam Bradford throws TDs to WR Danny Amendola & TE Daniel Fells. Rams defense records 3 INTs & recovers fumble.

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/19/06: Panthers 15, Rams 0. Carolina WR Steve Smith catches TD from QB Jake Delhomme. Panthers rookie RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 114 yards.

BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).

SIRIUS: 135 (StL), 98 (Car.). XM: 226 (Car.).

STATS PASSING Bradford: 138-232-1,432-13 (3C)-3-90.7 Newton: 93-153-1,127-9-5-89.4

RUSHING Richardson: 58-167-2.9-0 D. Williams: 91-394-4.3-0

RECEIVING Austin: 24-159-6.6-2 Olsen (TE): 23-292-12.7-1

OFFENSE Rams 295.7 ypg; Panthers 336.6 ypg

TAKE/GIVE Rams +6 (3C); Panthers +2

DEFENSE Rams 388.7 ypg; Panthers 299.2 ypg (3L)

SACKS Quinn: 6 (1C) 3 tied: 3

INTs 5 tied: 1 Mitchell: 3 (T2C)

PUNTING Hekker: 45.5 Nortman: 46.7

KICKING Zuerlein: 41 (14/14 PAT; 9/9 FG) Gano: 31 (13/13 PAT; 6/6 FG)



QB SAM BRADFORD had career-best 134.6 rating last week & had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs. Won only start vs. Car. & had 112.4 rating. Rams are 8-1-1 when he starts & has 100+ rating

Rookie RB ZAC STACY aims for 3rd in row with 75+ rush yards

TE JARED COOK leads club with 311 rec. yards.

WR CHRIS GIVENS has 5 career catches of 50+ yards. Has 3 career rec. TDs & avgs. 46 yards per TD (138 yards).

WR AUSTIN PETTIS has 4 TDs in past 5.

WR TAVON AUSTIN leads NFC rookies with 24 catches.

TE LANCE KENDRICKS aims for 4th in row with TD

DE ROBERT QUINN leads NFC with 6 sacks. Has 7 sacks in past 7.

DE CHRIS LONG has 6.5 sacks in past 8.

LB JAMES LAURINAITIS had sack & INT in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2009, is 1 of 3 LBs with 8.5+ sacks (8.5) & 8+ INTs (8).

Rookie LB ALEC OGLETREE had 98-yard INT-TD last week, tied for longest by LB in NFL history.

CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 career TDs (3 INTs, FR).

DT MICHAEL BROCKERS has 3.5 sacks in past 3 games


QB CAM NEWTON has won 3 of past 4 home starts, completing 72 of 114 (63.2 pct.) for 805 yards with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 97.3 rating. In those 4, has rushed for 259 yards & 3 TDs. Had 3 pass TDs & rush TD last week, 3rd such game in career

RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 20 att. for 114 yards in last home meeting. When Williams has 18+ att., team is 18-4.

RB MIKE TOLBERT had rush & rec. TD last week…In past 4 meetings (incl. playoffs)

WR STEVE SMITH has 26 catches for 456 yards (114 per game) & 3 TDs. All 3 TDs were 60+ yards. In career vs. Rams (incl. playoffs), has 4 total TDs (3 rec., 1 KR) & averages 74.5 yards per TD

WR BRANDON LA FELL has 11 career rec. TDs & avgs. 29.7 yards per TD (327 yards). Had 79-yard TD & career-high 107 yards last week

DE GREG HARDY has 12 sacks in past 14

Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 209 tackles

In past 18, DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 15.5 sacks & 7 FFs

S MIKE MITCHELL had career-high 2 INTs & sack last week

LB THOMAS DAVIS had 2 sacks last week

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