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10 most notable stats from the 2017 season



Playoff appearances in the last five seasons.

That ties Carolina with Green Bay and Seattle for the most playoff trips in the NFC in that time frame.

From 1995-2012, the Panthers made the playoffs four times.


Consecutive games without allowing an individual rusher to gain at least 100 yards.

The streak is the longest in the NFL and a team record.

Carolina allowed just 88.1 rushing yards per game this season, the second-fewest in franchise history.


Rushing yards per game over the final eight weeks of the season, which led the NFL.

The Panthers were one of two teams in the league with three or more 200-yard rushing games and the only team with three players who totaled more than 400 yards.


Sacks recorded by both Julius Peppers and Mario Addison.

The duo became the fifth pair of teammates in franchise history to reach double-digit sacks in the same season.

Peppers moved into fourth place in NFL history with 154.5 sacks, while Addison has 19.0 sacks over his past 23 games, the third most in the league over that span.


Rushing yards for Cam Newton, the most in his seven-year career and the eighth-best rushing season by a quarterback in NFL history.

Newton and Michael Vick are the only quarterbacks with three 700-yard rushing seasons.  


Career takeaways (interceptions and fumble recoveries) by Luke Kuechly, who forced a team-high five turnovers.

Since he entered the league in 2012, Kuechly has the most interceptions (15) and total takeaways (22) of any linebacker in the NFL. 


Receptions by Christian McCaffrey. Those 80 catches placed him fourth all-time among rookie running backs. McCaffrey also became the first rookie running back with 80 catches and five touchdown receptions in a season.

McCaffrey's receptions, receiving yards (651) and receiving touchdowns (5) were the most ever by a Panthers running back. 


Games won by seven or fewer points.

The Panthers went 7-1 in such games a season after they went 2-6 in games decided by seven points or fewer.


Field goal percentage by Graham Gano. That led the league and set a franchise record.

Gano also led the NFL and broke his own franchise record with a touchback percentage of 84.8.


Different players (McCaffrey, Devin Funchess, Kelvin Benjamin, Ed Dickson, Greg Olsen) who recorded 100-yard receiving games, a number that led the NFL and set a franchise record.

Fourteen different players recorded receptions in 2017, the second most in one season in franchise history.

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