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Stats and Notes: Comeback breaks record books

Team Stats



  • The win moves Carolina to 5-7 all-time against the Eagles, including a 3-4 mark at Philadelphia.
  • Carolina trailed 17-0 entering the fourth quarter. The comeback was the largest fourth quarter comeback in franchise history. Carolina had twice overcome 17-point deficits in the third quarter in 2004 (San Francisco) and 2003 (Jacksonville).
  • It marked the first time since 1985 that a team on the road that was held scoreless through three quarters came back from 17 or more points to win in the fourth quarter (Minnesota at Philadelphia - Dec. 1, 1985).
  • The Panthers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter. For the season, Carolina has 65 fourth-quarter points. Those points were the most scored in the fourth quarter since 10/16/16 when the Panthers scored 21 against New Orleans.
  • Carolina rushed for 121 net yards, marking the fifth game this season that the Panthers have eclipsed 100 rushing yards. The Panthers are 4-1 when rushing for over 100 yards.
  • The Panthers defense recorded four sacks, including stops from Mario Addison, Luke Kuechly and Julius Peppers. Carolina has tallied seven sacks in the last two games.


  • Philadelphia rushed for 58 net yards, the fewest that the Eagles have managed this season.

Individual Stats



  • Cam Newton capped his 17th game-winning drive, his second this season, with a one-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 1:22 remaining. In the fourth quarter, Newton completed 16-of-22 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Newton rushed for two first downs against the Eagles, passing Michael Vick's career mark of 343 rushing first downs as the most by a quarterback in NFL history. Newton rushed for 49 yards on seven carries in the game.
  • Devin Funchess tallied 62 receiving yards on six catches, including an 18-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. It marked the second consecutive week that Funchess has a receiving touchdown. Funchess passed Ted Ginn (2,047) for 8th place in receiving yards in franchise history. He also passed Stephen Davis (120) for 10th place in career points scored.
  • Julius Peppers had a strip sack in the game-sealing fourth down play that was recovered by Kyle Love. It marked the second-straight game that Peppers has recorded a sack and forced fumble. Peppers now needs four sacks to pass Kevin Greene for the third-most sacks in NFL history.
  • Greg Olsen scored his first touchdown of the season with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter that proved to be the game-winner. It marked his 54th career touchdown, tying Wesley Walls and others for 12th place all-time for receiving touchdowns by a tight end.


  • Carson Wentz went 30-for-37 for 310 passing yards and an 81.0 completion rate. That marked a career high for Wentz and was the 11th-best in the NFL this season.

Extra Point

  • Sunday's win marked just the second time since 2015 that Carolina has overcome a halftime deficit to win.

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