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Facts and Figures: Panthers vs. Vikings



The Panthers

  • Trail the all-time series, 8-5. The Vikings have won two straight and are 3-1 in the Ron Rivera era. 
  • Are 6-of-24 on third down over their past two games after going into the bye leading the league in third-down percentage. 
  • Are 7-0 when they out-rush the opposition.
  • Have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 16 straight games, one short of the franchise record set in 2002. 
  • Are one of six teams to force a takeaway in their past five games.
  • Have not forced a rushing fumble this season.
  • Are 8-0 when leading after three quarters. 
  • Are 0-4 when trailing after three quarters. 
  • Have been called for a league-low 61 penalties.  

The Vikings

  • Can clinch the NFC North with a win or losses by both Detroit and Green Bay.
  • Have won five straight road games in a single season for the first time since 1974. 
  • Have held nine of their 12 opponents to fewer than 20 points. 
  • Have allowed a league-low 15 runs of 10-plus yards. 
  • Have 11 scoring drives of 80-plus yards, seven more than they had all of last season. 
  • Have allowed 14 sacks, second-fewest in the NFL, and have held opponents without a sack in five games, tying a franchise record for most in a single season. 
  • Are outscoring opponents 111-53 in the second quarter. 

NFL Rankings (through Week 13)
Panthers Vikings
Total Yds/Game t18th (328.7) 5th (370.4)
Rush Yds/Game 5th (127.8) 6th (122.8)
Pass Yds/Game 24th (200.9) 13th (247.6)
3rd Down Efficiency 6th (43.7%) 1st (46.0%)
Points/Game  16th (22.4) 11th (23.7)
Panthers Vikings
Total Yds/Game 6th (297.6) 2nd (289.1)
Rush Yds/Game 4th (88.6) 2nd (77.7)
Pass Yds/Game 7th (209.0) 10th (211.4)
3rd Down Efficiency t8th (35.9%) 1st (27.2%)
Points/Game t10th (19.8) 2nd (17.0)



  • QB Cam Newton is 5-0 since 2015 in home games following a loss. Newton, who hasn't thrown an interception in four straight games, can tie his franchise record set in 2012 for consecutive games without a pick if he doesn't throw one against the Vikings. 
  • RB Christian McCaffrey needs 10 receptions to pass Kelvin Benjamin (73, 2014) for most receptions by a Panthers rookie. 
  • DE Julius Peppers needs a-half sack to reach 90.0 for his career with the Panthers. 
  • DE Mario Addison has eight sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a safety in his past nine home games. 


  • QB Case Keenum has a passer rating of at least 100 in four consecutive games, tying Brett Favre and Daunte Culpepper for the longest streak in franchise history.
  • RB Latavius Murray has rushed for 475 yards in his past six games, third-most in the NFL during that span. 
  • WR Adam Thielen has 527 receiving yards and three touchdowns in his past five games and ranks fourth in the NFL with a career-high 1,056 receiving yards. Thielen has 27 receptions on third down, second-most in the league. 
  • TE Kyle Rudolph has caught 12 of his 13 red zone targets. 
  • DE Everson Griffin has six sacks and two forced fumbles in his past five road games. 

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