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Facts and Figures: Panthers at Jets



The Panthers

  • Are 3-3 all-time against the Jets. The Panthers are 0-2 on the road in the series. They also have never won at Pittsburgh, Denver and Cincinnati. 
  • Would become the eighth team outside of the AFC East to go 4-0 against the division since reclassification in 2002. Of the previous seven teams to accomplish the feat, five advanced to their respective conference championships and three won Super Bowls.
  • Lead the NFL in third-down efficiency, converting 46.9 percent of their third-down attempts.
  • Lead the NFL with a 33:42 average time of possession. 
  • Have committed a league-low 45 penalties.
  • Are 4-1 in games decided by six points or fewer. They were 2-6 in such games last year. 
  • Are 5-0 when scoring any points off turnovers this season. 
  • Are 7-0 when leading at halftime.
  • Have held opponents to 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) on fourth-down attempts, the league's best percentage among teams that have faced 10 or more tries. 
  • Have scored 41 points in the final two minutes of the second quarter, second most behind Minnesota (43). The Panthers are 4-0 when they score in the final minute of the second quarter. 
  • Have scored 34 points in the fourth quarter, tied for second fewest in the league.
  • Have allowed just one sack over their last three games.
  • Have scored touchdowns on eight of their past 11 trips to the red zone after beginning the season 9-of-21 on such attempts.   

The Jets

  • Have allowed 96 points in the fourth quarter, third-most in the league. 

NFL Rankings (through Week 11)
Panthers Jets
Total Yds/Game 17th (336.6) 25th (306.9)
Rush Yds/Game 7th (127.6) 21st (101.6)
Pass Yds/Game 22nd (209.0) 24th (205.3)
3rd Down Efficiency 1st (46.9%) t19th (37.1%)
Points/Game  t17th (21.3) 23rd (20.1)
Panthers Jets
Total Yds/Game 2nd (278.0) 21st (346.9)
Rush Yds/Game 3rd (80.6) 23rd (117.9)
Pass Yds/Game 4th (197.4) 16th (229.0)
3rd Down Efficiency 9th (35.5%) 18th (40.1%)
Points/Game 5th (18.0) 16th (22.2)



  • QB Cam Newton has thrown for 1,071 yards with eight touchdowns, one interception and a 112.9 passer rating in his past four games against the AFC East. Newton can become the first QB in NFL history to rush for 85-plus yards in three straight games if he rushes for at least 85 yards against the Jets. 
  • TE Greg Olsen needs 20 receiving yards to move into seventh place all-time for receiving yards by an NFL TE. Olsen also needs one receiving touchdown to tie Dallas Clark for 10th most by a TE. 
  • DE Julius Peppers has two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed in four career games against the Jets. 
  • DE Mario Addison has 14.5 sacks in his past 17 games, fourth-most among NFL defenders in that span. 
  • DT Kawann Short has four sacks and a forced fumble in his past four road games. 


  • QB Josh McCown leads the league with a 74.0 percent completion rate on third down. McCown and Peppers are two of only three active players (Detroit DE Dwight Freeney) from the 2002 draft class. 
  • RB Matt Forté has 789 scrimmage yards with five touchdowns in five career games against the Panthers. 
  • WR Robby Anderson has a touchdown reception in his past four games. 
  • TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 39 receptions since returning from a suspension in Week 3, third-most among NFL TEs over that span. 
  • DE Kony Ealy has a team-high nine passes defensed. 

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