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Week 10 Game Preview: Panthers at Cardinals

Robby Anderson

Game Reset

  • Carolina Panthers (4-5) at Arizona Cardinals (8-1)
  • State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Ariz.
  • Sunday, Nov. 14 | 4:05 p.m. ET | FOX
  • Roster | Depth Chart | How to Watch

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

Notable Connections

Panthers

  • 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

Cardinals

  • 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
Table inside Article
Category Panthers Cardinals
Offense
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)
Defense
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

Team

  • 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.

Individual

  • 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

Christian McCaffrey

  • 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

DJ Moore

  • 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.

Chuba Hubbard

  • 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)

Haason Reddick

  • 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).

Donte Jackson

  • 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.