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Panthers at Vikings NFL Game Capsule

Here's the history between these two teams and the recent trends. The Vikings lead the overall series 6-5.

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Carolina Panthers(3-7-1) at Minnesota Vikings (4-7)

SERIES

PANTHERS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

6-5

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 1-1

Zimmer: 0-0

LAST WEEK

Bye (Week 11: L 19-17 vs. Falcons)

L 24-21 vs. Packers

LAST GAME

10/13/13: Panthers 35 at Vikings 10. Carolina QB Cam Newton throws for 242 yards & has 4 TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing). Panthers WR Brandon LaFell catches 79-yard TD pass.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/13/13

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Car.), 138 (Min.). XM: 232 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Newton: 195-333-2392-12-10-80.3

Bridgewater (R): 158-262-1689-6-7-75.7

RUSHING

Stewart: 84-323-3.8-2

McKinnon (R): 113-538-4.8-0

RECEIVING

Olsen (TE): 56-719-12.8-5

Jennings: 40-501-12.5-3

OFFENSE

327.2

309.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

0

DEFENSE

374.0

342.5

SACKS

Addison, Johnson: 5

Griffen: 9 (2C)

INTs

Harper: 3

H. Smith: 4 (T1C)

PUNTING

Nortman: 46.1

Locke: 44.2

KICKING

Gano: 75 (21/21 PAT; 18/22 FG)

Walsh: 76 (16/16 PAT; 20/24 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS

QB CAM NEWTON has 6 pass TDs, 1 rush TD, 0 INTs & 128.6 rating in 2 career starts vs. Min. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with 3+ pass TDs, 0 INTs & 100+ rating. In last meeting, had 3 pass TDs, 1 rush TD, 0 INTs & 143.4 rating

RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 117 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 53 rec.) in last meeting

In 12/20/09 game vs. Min, RB JONATHAN STEWART had 109 rush yards & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.), 1 of 5 games in franchise history with 100+ rush yards, 1+ rush TD & 1+ rec. TD

WR KELVIN BENJAMIN ties for NFL rookie lead with 8 rec. TDs & has 3 TDs in past 2. In Week 11, had 9 catches for 109 yards & TD

TE GREG OLSEN has TD catch in 3 of past 5 vs. Min

Rookie WR-PR PHILLY BROWN had 47-yard TD catch in Week 11, his 1st career rec. TD

In last game vs. Min. (9/29/13 with Pit.), WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had 5 catches for 103 yards & TD

Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 436 tackles

LB THOMAS DAVIS had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting

DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack in 10/30/11 meeting. Has 5 sacks in past 7

DE MARIO ADDISON had sack in Week 11 & has career-high 5 sacks

VIKINGS

Rookie QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER had 1st career game with 2+ TD passes last week…

RB JERICK MC KINNON leads NFC rookies with 538 rush yards.

In past 6 at home, RB MATT ASIATA has 10 TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.)…

WR GREG JENNINGS has TD catch in 3 of 4 games vs. Car. Had TD last week.

WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSONhas 8 TDs (4 rush, 4 rec.) in past 16.

WR CHARLES JOHNSON had 1st career TD catch (22 yards) last week.

TE KYLE RUDOLPH had career-best 9 catches & 97 yards with TD in last meeting…

CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYNplayed 1st 5 seasons with Car. (2009-13) & is franchise leader with 5 career INT-TDs.

Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 4 INT-TDs & S HARRISON SMITH ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs.

LB ANTHONY BARR leads NFL rookies with 3 FRs & is tied for 2nd among rookies with 4 sacks. Has 66 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 FRs (1 TD) & 2 FFs.

DE EVERSON GRIFFEN is 2nd in NFC with 9 sacks. Has 7 sacks in past 7.

DE BRIAN ROBISON has sack in 3 of past 4, incl. sack last week.