Panthers vs. Vikings NFL Capsule

Al Messerschmidt

As we transition from last week's loss to the Cardinals to this week's match-up with the Vikings we start with the NFL capsule issued by the NFL Communications department.



STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-1 Frazier: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 22-6 at Cardinals Bye (Wk. 4: W 34-27 vs. Steelers in London)
LAST GAME 10/30/11: Vikings 24 at Panthers 21. Minnesota scores on 3 TD runs (2 by RB Adrian Peterson & 1 by WR Percy Harvin) & K Ryan Longwell makes 31-yard FG with 2:43 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/21/08: Vikings 20, Panthers 10. Minnesota QB Gus Frerotte hits TE Visanthe Shiancoe for 34-yard TD. Vikings CB Antoine Winfield forces fumble with sack & returns 19 yards for TD.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Car.), 85 (Min.). XM: 228 (Min.).


PASSING Newton: 73-127-885-6-5-78.4 Cassel: 16-25-248-2-0-123.4 OR Ponder: 59-100-691-2-5-65.9
RUSHING D. Williams: 74-330-4.5-0 Peterson: 92-421 (2L)-4.6-5 (1L)
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 21-273-13.0-1 Simpson: 19-342-18.0-0
OFFENSE 329.0 350.5
DEFENSE 301.5 (1C) 430.8
SACKS Hardy, Johnson: 3 Allen: 3.5
INTs Kuechly, Lester: 2 (T2C) 3 tied: 2 (T2C)
PUNTING Nortman: 49.3 (3L) Locke (R): 45.9
KICKING Gano: 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/6 FG) Walsh: 37 (13/13 PAT; 8/9 FG)



QB CAM NEWTON completed 22 of 35 (62.9 pct.) for 290 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.6 rating in only start vs. Min. Has posted 100+ rating in game 13 times…

When RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 18+ att., team is 18-4…

WR STEVE SMITH has 36 catches for 609 yards (121.8 per game) & 4 TDs in past 5 meetings. In those 5, has 3 100-yard games, incl. 201-yard performance (10/30/05).

WR BRANDON LA FELL has 10 career rec. TDs & avgs. 24.8 yards per TD (248 yards).

TE GREG OLSEN has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. Min.

DE GREG HARDY has 12 sacks in past 13.

Rookie S ROBERT LESTER has INT in each of 1st 2 games.

Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 202 tackles. Has INT in 2 of past 3.

DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack in last meeting. In past 17, has 15.5 sacks & 7 FFs.

CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had sack, FF & FR in last game vs. Min.


QB CHRISTIAN PONDER won only start vs. Car. & had 102.7 rating.

QB MATT CASSEL passed for 248 yards, 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 123.4 rating in Week 4…

Since entering NFL in 2007,RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 9,270 rush yards & 81 rush TDs. In last meeting, had 83 rush yards with TD & 76 rec. yards with TD. Rushed for 140 yards & 2 TDs in Week 4, incl. 60-yard TD. Has 12 60+ yard TD runs, most in NFL history...

WR GREG JENNINGS has TD catch in all 3 meetings. In Week 4, had 2 TDs, incl. 70-yard catch. Has 7 career 70+ yard rec. TDs, tied for most among active players. Since 2007, is 1 of 2 active players with 15+ avg. (15.6) & 50+ rec. TDs (52).

Rookie WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON leads NFL with 33.8 KR avg. & has 105-yard KR-TD.

WR JEROME SIMPSON had 7 catches for 124 yards in Week 4…

DE JARED ALLEN aims for 4th in row vs. Car. with sack. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 120.5 sacks.

LB CHAD GREENWAY had sack & INT in Week 4.

LB ERIN HENDERSON is only player in NFL with 2 sacks & 2 INTs in 2013.

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