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Facts and Figures: Panthers at Buccaneers



The Panthers

  • Lead the overall series, 20-13. Before Tampa Bay swept last year's meetings, Carolina had won six straight head-to-head matchups. 
  • Have gone a franchise-worst six games without an interception. They've defended 189 straight passes without picking one off. 
  • Are on pace to allow the fewest rushing and passing yards in team history.   
  • Have not scored a touchdown in the first quarter since Week 1 against the 49ers.
  • Have been called for a league-low 29 penalties. 
  • Have blocked a league-high four field goals since the start of 2016.  

The Buccaneers

  • Have thrown for over 300 yards in each of their past five games, the longest such stretch in team history. 
  • Have totaled 2,357 yards from scrimmage this season, the most through six games in team history. 
  • Have lost their past three games with an average margin defeat of 4.3 points.  

NFL Rankings (through Week 7)
Panthers Buccaneers
Total Yds/Game 19th (319.1) 2nd (392.8)
Rush Yds/Game t21st (97.3) 30th (80.5)
Pass Yds/Game 16th (221.9) 1st (312.3)
3rd Down Efficiency 6th (44.4%) 12th (41.4%)
Points/Game  22nd (18.7) 10th (24.2)
Panthers Buccaneers
Total Yds/Game 3rd (261.9) 30th (408.5)
Rush Yds/Game 4th (81.1) t17th (113.7)
Pass Yds/Game 4th (180.7) 30th (294.8)
3rd Down Efficiency t9th (35.2%) 31st (49.4%)
Points/Game 11th (19.9) 29th (25.2)



  • QB Cam Newton has accounted for 23 touchdowns and seventh interceptions in nine career meetings with the Bucs. 
  • RB Christian McCaffrey leads all NFL RBs and all rookies with 44 receptions. Carolina's team record for most catches by a RB in a single season is Jonathan Stewart's 47 in 2011. 
  • DE Julius Peppers needs one sack to pass Chris Coleman (150.5) for fourth most all-time. Peppers, who has 6.5 sacks in 2017, had at least 7.0 sacks in 15 of his first 16 seasons. 
  • DT Kawann Short has four sacks and a forced fumble in his past four games.  


  • QB Jameis Winston is 6-1 with 1,788 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in his past seven home games. 
  • RB Doug Martin has 350 rushing yards in his past three meetings with the Panthers. 
  • TE Cameron Brate has 12 touchdowns since the start of 2016, the most among NFL TEs. 
  • LB Lavonte David has 86 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in 10 career meetings with the Panthers.  

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