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Stats and Superlatives: Panthers on pace for sack record

Shaq Thompson


  • Carolina won the turnover battle, 3-1, with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. The Panthers are now 4-0 when winning the turnover battle this season and rank fifth in the NFL with a +6 turnover differential.
  • The Panthers posted four sacks and now lead the NFL with 34 sacks on the season. After eight games, Carolina is on pace to break the franchise record of 60 sacks set in 2013 and 1996.
  • Tennessee's second half offense led to a 24-22 advantage in first downs and 431-370 advantage in net yards. The Panthers led those categories 13-5 and 202-114 after the first half.
  • The Panthers rushed for 156 yards, the third game with over 150 yards rushing this season. Carolina ranks sixth in the NFL with 132.9 rushing yards per game.
  • The Panthers converted on three-of-four red zone opportunities. Carolina is now 66.6 percent in the red zone in the team's five wins and 50.0 percent in the three losses.
  • The Titans committed 11 penalties for 99 yards with a number of them cancelling out big gains.
  • Tennessee entered the game with a defense that ranked fourth in the league with just 16.9 points allowed and ninth with 3.8 rushing yards allowed per attempt. Carolina scored 30 points, the most allowed by the Titans, and had 4.7 yards per rush.
  • Carolina defeated Tennessee at home for the first time in franchise history. The Titans were the last team that Carolina had never defeated at home.



  • Christian McCaffrey had 146 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 20 yards receiving and one receiving touchdown. It marked his sixth game of the season with at least 150 scrimmage yards, tying Jim Brown and Matt Forte as the only players with six such games in the first half of a season. It also marked the seventh time in McCaffrey's first three seasons with at least one rushing and one receiving touchdown, tied for second-most in NFL history.
  • McCaffrey's 58-yard touchdown run was his third rushing score of more than 50 yards, tying DeAngelo Williams' franchise record set in 2008.
  • DJ Moore had 101 yards receiving on seven catches, his first 100-yard receiving game this season. Curtis Samuel had 64 yards on three catches with one touchdown reception.
  • Kyle Allen started the game with 4-of-13 passing, but then completed nine straight completions for two touchdowns to end the first half. He finished the game with 17-of-32 passing for 232 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.
  • Colin Jones converted a fake punt on his first career carry, going five yards for the first down.
  • Donte Jackson had an interception and fumble recovery, marking his third pick of the season. He is the first Panthers player to do it since 2016, and one of just seven NFL players that have done it this year.
  • Tre Boston had his first interception of the season and fourth as a Panther. He now has 12 career interceptions.
  • Shaq Thompson and Eric Reid led the team with 11 tackles each. Thompson also had a sack and three tackles for loss, while Reid had a sack and forced fumble. Over the last three games, Reid has 25 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. He's the only safety in the NFL with two sacks over that time period.


  • Derrick Henry finished with 99 scrimmage yards and two total touchdowns. He had 95 yards in the second half after just four rushing yards on two carries in the first half.

View photos from Week 9 as Carolina hosts Tennessee.

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