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Stats and Superlatives: Offensive explosion

Posted Nov 14, 2017

With 548 total yards against Miami, the Panthers set a new team record. Cam Newton surpassed Dan Marino in the record books along the way.

TEAM STATS

The Panthers

  • Set a franchise record with 548 total yards, breaking the previous mark of 543 set in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2011.

  • Rushed for 294 yards, five yards shy of the team's single-game rushing record (vs. Tampa Bay on Dec. 8, 2008). Following their 201-yard effort against the Buccaneers in Week 9, the Panthers have put together back-to-back 200-yard rushing games for the first time in team history. 

  • Converted 11-of-14 third downs for a franchise-record conversion rate of 78.6 percent. 

  • Averaged 7.72 yards per offensive play, the fifth-best mark in franchise history.

  • Improved to 7-0 when leading at halftime.

  • Held the Dolphins without a 100-yard rusher. The Panthers have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 2017, marking just the second time in franchise history (2002) they've gone the first 10 games of a season without allowing an opposing runner to hit the century mark. 

  • Recorded their fourth interception in their last three games after going a franchise-long six games without a pick. 

  • Did not allow a sack for the third time in 10 games. The Panthers have allowed just one sack over their past three games. 

  • Did not record a sack for the first time since Dec. 20, 2015 at Atlanta, a streak of 26 regular-season games.

The Dolphins

  • Scored their first rushing touchdown of the season on a 66-yard scamper by RB Kenyan Drake. It was the first run longer than 25 yards against Carolina this season. 

PLAYER STATS

Panthers

  • QB Cam Newton passed former Dolphins QB Dan Marino for third all-time in total yards by a player in his first seven seasons. Newton also became the first QB to tally at least two passing touchdowns in each of his first six games on Monday Night Football. Newton's 69-yard run in the third quarter was the second-longest of his career (72 vs. Atlanta on Dec. 9, 2012) and gave him 4,002 rushing yards for his career. Only Michael Vick (6,109), Randall Cunningham (4,928) and Steve Young (4.239) have more. In addition, Newton improved to 5-1 on MNF with a passer rating of 101.1 with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. 

  • RB Christian McCaffrey recorded 27 receiving yards, passing Stewart for the most in a single season by a RB. McCaffrey also became the 12th player in franchise history with a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game, and the first since FB Mike Tolbert did it against the Eagles on Oct. 25, 2015. 

  • RB Cameron Artis-Payne had the second-best game of his career, running for 68 yards and a touchdown. His 43-yard scamper marked a new career-long run.

  • WR Devin Funchess became the first Panthers WR to catch a touchdown pass at home this year. Funchess' two-score night gave him five for this season, equaling his single-season career high set in 2015. 

  • WR Curtis Samuel had a career-best five catches for 45 yards, including a season-high 23-yard reception.

  • LB Luke Kuechly recorded his second interception in the last three games and third this season. Since 2012, Kuechly leads all NFL linebackers with 15 picks. He also now ranks fourth in Panthers' history behind defensive backs Chris Gamble (27), Eric Davis (25) and Mike Minter (17). 

Dolphins

  • WR Jarvis Landry had five receptions, tied for his fewest in a game this season. Landry leads the NFL with 61 catches after Week 10.

  • TE Julius Thomas turned a shovel pass into a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his 35th touchdown reception since 2015, tied with New England's Rob Gronkowski for second-most in that span.