Stats and Superlatives: Panthers at Jets

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TEAM STATS

The Panthers

  • Took a 4-3 lead in their all-time series with the Jets. It was the first time Carolina won a meeting on the road. 
  • Finished 4-0 against the AFC East this season, becoming just the eighth team to sweep the division since realignment in 2002. Of the previous seven teams to do it, five advanced to their conference championship games and three won Super Bowls.
  • Improved to 5-1 on the road, marking the second-best road record through six games in franchise history (6-0 in 2015).
  • Returned a fumble and punt for touchdowns within a stretch of 2:11 in the fourth quarter. It was Carolina's first punt return touchdown since 2014, and just the third time in franchise history that Carolina had a fumble return score and punt return touchdown in same game. The last time was against Cincinnati in 2002.
  • Improved to 8-0 when leading at halftime.
  • Recorded their sixth takeaway in the last four games, after only tallying four takeaways in their first seven games. Carolina is now 6-0 when scoring any points off turnovers.
  • Rushed for 145 yards, improving to 6-2 this season when hitting the century mark. Over its last four games, Carolina has averaged a league-best 185.0 rushing yards.
  • Went just 3-of-14 (21.4 percent) on third down, one game after setting the franchise record by going 11-of-14 (78.6 percent) on third down.

The Jets

  • Racked up 391 total net yards, the most allowed by the Panthers this season.
  • Allowed just 154 net passing yards, the fewest by a Jets' opponent since Jacksonville had 136 in 2001.

PLAYER STATS

Panthers


  • QB Cam Newton completed 11 passes and finished with a 59.8 passer rating. It was just the fourth time in his career he's won a game while completing 11 or fewer passes and the fourth time he's won with a rating below 60.0.
  • RB Jonathan Stewart rushed for his 47th career touchdown and 54th total score, passing DeAngelo Williams to move into second place for total touchdowns in team history. 
  • WR Devin Funchess pulled in a season-high 108 receiving yards while tying a career high with seven receptions. He became the fourth different player (TE Ed Dickson, RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Kelvin Benjamin) with a 100-yard receiving game this season, a new franchise record. 
  • LB Luke Kuechly returned a fourth-quarter fumble for a score, Carolina's first defensive touchdown since a Week 6 win last year against Arizona. 
  • WR Kaelin Clay became the first Panther to return a punt for a touchdown since Philly Brown against Chicago in 2014. It was Clay's second career punt return touchdown (Ravens, 2015) and first score as a Panther.
  • DE Mario Addison picked up a sack to up his total to 15.5 over his past 18 games. That ranks fourth in the NFL over that span. 

DE Julius Peppers had a sack to bring his season total to 8.5. He had that many just once over his past four years (10.5 with Green Bay in 2015).

Jets

  • QB Josh McCown threw for 307 yards, his second 300-yard passing game with the Jets. He now has 16 career 300-yard games with six different franchises.
  • WR Robby Anderson had a career-high 146 yards receiving and two touchdowns. It marked his fifth-straight game with a TD catch, the longest active touchdown streak in the NFL.



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