History: Panthers vs. Cardinals
- Carolina is 13-5 all-time against Arizona, posting a 5-2 record on the road
- Carolina has played Arizona three times in the playoffs, more than any other team. The Panthers hold a 2-1 edge, including a win in the 2015 NFC Championship game
- Current Streak: Panthers W5
- Last matchup: Carolina won 31-21 on 10/4/20 in Charlotte
- LB Haason Reddick played for Arizona from 2017-20
- K Zane Gonzalez played for the Cardinals from 2018-20
- Defensive run game coordinator Al Holcomb was defensive coordinator in Arizona in 2018
- Pass rush specialist Don Johnson was a senior assistant/defensive line coach
- Offensive line coach Pat Meyer played for the Cardinals in 1995
- P Andy Lee played for Carolina in 2016
- Assistant head coach Jeff Rodgers was Carolina's special teams coordinator in 2010
- Defensive line coach Brentson Buckner played for Carolina from 2001-05
- Linebackers coach Bill Davis was Carolina's outside linebackers coach from 1995-98
- Quarterbacks coach Cam Turner was on Carolina's staff from 2015-17
|Total Yards/Game||318.7 (27th)||398.4 (4th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||110.4 (17th)||132.6 (8th)|
|Net Passing Yards/Game||208.2 (29th)||265.9 (9th)|
|Sacks Allowed||25 (t-25th)||20 (t-19th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||35.0 (26th)||44.3 (7th)|
|Points/Game||19.0 (26th)||30.8 (2nd)|
|Total Yards/Game||293.1 (2nd)||321.0 (4th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||111.7 (19th)||111.1 (18th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||181.4 (2nd)||209.9 (6th)|
|Sacks||23 (t-6th)||25 (t-4th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||33.3 (4th)||31.7 (2nd)|
|Takeaways||10 (t-15th)||17 (t-3rd)|
|Points Allowed/Game||20.3 (7th)||17.2 (3rd)|
Stat Nuggets To Know
- The Panthers rank second in the league with 293.1 yards allowed per game. They've had three games where they've allowed just 213 net yards or less (New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta), making them the only team in the NFL with that many games allowing so few yards.
- Carolina has 49 tackles for loss (3rd) and 23 sacks (t-6th) this season. The 72 total tackles behind the line of scrimmage tie for sixth-most in Panthers history through nine games since tackles for loss were compiled in 2000.
- Carolina has eight different players with a forced fumble this year, tied for second-most in the league.
- Running back Christian McCaffrey tallied his 30th career game with at least 100 scrimmage yards, tallying 106 on Sunday.
- Wide receiver DJ Moore is eighth in the NFL with 53 receptions and seventh with 677 receiving yards. His 37 receiving first downs are tied for fourth.
- Linebacker Haason Reddick is tied for the NFC lead with 12 tackles for loss, while his 8.5 sacks are second in the NFC.
- Defensive end Brian Burns had a strip-sack last week, marking his 21st career sack through 40 games. He ranks second in franchise history (Julius Peppers, 28.0) with 21.0 sacks through a player's first 40 games.
- Cornerback Stephon Gilmore recorded his second interception in his second game as a Panther. He joined Brett Maxie (1995) as the only players to have interceptions in each of their first two games with the team.
Milestones in Reach
- Needs 177 scrimmage yards to pass Greg Olsen (6463) for fifth in franchise history
- Needs six total touchdowns to tie DeAngelo Williams (53) for fifth in franchise history
- Needs 70 receiving yards to pass Wesley Walls (3,902) for fourth place in Panthers history.
- Needs 323 receiving yards for his third-straight season with 1,000 receiving yards. Only Steve Smith (2005-08) and Greg Olsen (2014-16) have had three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons in franchise history.
- Needs 454 scrimmage yards for 1,000 on the season. He would become just the third Panthers rookie with 1,000 scrimmage yards (Christian McCaffrey, 2017; Kelvin Benjamin, 2014)
- Needs one game with at least 1.5 sacks to tie the franchise record of five games with multiple sacks in a single season (Kevin Greene, 1999; Charles Johnson 2012)
- Needs 1.5 sacks to reach 10 on the season. He would become just the third Panther to record double-digit sacks in his first season on the team (Kevin Greene 1996, Julius Peppers 2002).
- Needs three interceptions to tie Richard Marshall/Doug Evans (14) for fifth all-time in franchise history
Carolina is 13-5 all-time against the Cardinals, including a 2-1 record in the playoffs.