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2018 In Review

Game Highlights

Single-Season Records and Rankings

Christian McCaffrey

  • Accumulated 1,965 scrimmage yards, most by any player in franchise history and third in NFL in 2018
  • Tallied 107 receptions, most by a running back in NFL history and most by any player in franchise history; ranked eighth among all players in NFL in receptions
  • Had 867 receiving yards, most by a running back in franchise history and first among running backs in NFL in 2018
  • Totaled six receiving touchdowns, most by a running back in franchise history and third among running backs in NFL in 2018
  • Had 41 receiving first downs, most by a running back in franchise history and first among running backs in NFL in 2018
  • Posted 86.3 reception percentage, ranking second in the NFL in 2018
  • Tallied 851 yards after the catch, second in the NFL in 2018 and most in franchise history since stat available in 2010
  • Became third player in NFL history with over 1,000 rushing yards and 100 receptions in single season

Cam Newton

  • Posted a 67.9 completion percentage, the highest by any player in franchise history and ninth in the NFL in 2018

DJ Moore

  • Ran for 172 rushing yards, the most by a wide receiver in franchise history and second-most among wide receivers in the NFL in 2018
  • Tallied 960 scrimmage yards, the most by a rookie wide receiver in the NFL in 2018 and second-most in franchise history

Curtis Samuel

  • Scored two rushing touchdowns, the most by a wide receiver in franchise history and tied for most among wide receivers in the NFL in 2018

Luke Kuechly

  • Tallied 20 tackles for loss, the most by any player in franchise history and third in the NFL in 2018

Team

  • Set a franchise record for most completions in a single season with 378
  • Set a franchise record for most passing first downs in a single season with 212
  • Set franchise record for most rushing yards by wide receivers with 295, ranking second in the NFL in 2018
  • Led the NFL in rushing yards per carry (5.13), ranking second in franchise history

Single-Game Records and Rankings

Christian McCaffrey

  • Made 14 receptions at Atlanta (9/16), tying the franchise record for most receptions and resetting his own franchise record for receptions by a running back
  • Tallied 112 receiving yards vs. Seattle (11/25), the most by a running back in franchise history
  • Accumulated 237 scrimmage yards vs. Seattle (11/25), the most by any player in franchise history
  • Became first player in franchise history with 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards in same game in franchise history (vs. Seattle, 11/25)
  • Threw 50-yard touchdown pass and became first running back with touchdown pass in franchise history and only second player in NFL history with 50 yards rushing, receiving and passing in same game
  • Became first player in NFL history with 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards in five consecutive games (Weeks 9-13)

Cam Newton

  • Set franchise record with 16 consecutive completions over two games against Detroit (11/18) and Seattle (11/25)
  • Threw for at least two touchdown passes in 11 consecutive games (Weeks 2-13), a new franchise record

DJ Moore

  • Tallied 157 receiving yards at Detroit (11/18), the most by any rookie wide receiver in franchise history and most by a rookie wide receiver in the NFL in 2018

Donte Jackson

  • Intercepted two-point conversion attempt and returned it length of the field for two points, marking the first time in team history a defensive player return a conversion attempt for two points

Graham Gano

  • Set franchise record with 63-yard game-winning field goal against the New York Giants (10/7), tied the NFL record for longest game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter or overtime

Team

  • Tied franchise record for largest comeback and set franchise record for largest fourth-quarter comeback, overcoming 17-0 deficit with 21 unanswered points in fourth quarter at Philadelphia (10/21); marked the third time in NFL history that a team was scoreless through three quarters and came back from down 17 or more points to win
  • Set franchise record with 37 completions (Taylor Heinicke 33, Kyle Allen 4) against Atlanta (12/23)
  • Set franchise record for most points scored in the first half with 35 vs. Tampa Bay (11/4), tying for the second-most in the NFL in 2018

Career Records and Rankings

Christian McCaffrey

  • Became third player in NFL history with at least 1,500 career rushing and 1,500 career receiving yards in his first two seasons

Cam Newton

  • Set NFL record for most career rushing first downs by a quarterback with 359
  • Became second player in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to post at least 3,000 passing yards in each of his first eight seasons

Greg Olsen

  • Moved into fifth place in NFL history in career receptions by a tight end with 666

Julius Peppers

  • Moved into second place in the NFL in career pass deflections among defensive linemen with 82 (since data available in 2000)
  • Moved into second place in the NFL in career forced fumbles with 51 (since data available in 2000)
  • Moved into second place in the NFL in career fumble recoveries with 21 (since data available in 2000)

Thomas Davis

  • Recorded two fumble recoveries to tie for the franchise record with 11 career fumble recoveries
  • Moved into third place in team history with 176 career games played

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