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Stats and Superlatives: Record plays not enough as Panthers fall in OT

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TEAM STATS

  • Carolina's 96-yard touchdown drive that started with 2:09 remaining and featured two fourth-down conversions was the longest TD drive with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter in franchise history.
  • The Panthers went to overtime for the first time since beating the Colts in 2015. Carolina is now 5-11-1 all-time in regular season overtime games.
  • Carolina blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was just the second time that happened in franchise history, with the first coming by Dwight Stone in 1998 against Washington.
  • Carolina's defense played 84 plays, tied for most in a regular season game in franchise history. The 571 yards allowed tied for their second-most all-time (617 at New Orleans, Week 17, 2011).
  • Minnesota had nine plays of over 20 yards, including seven passes and two rushes. It tied for the most 20-yard plays allowed by Carolina since 2000.
  • The Panthers offense was 2-of-12 on third down (16.7 percent), averaging 10.3 yards per attempt.
  • Carolina allowed four sacks and four QB hits. Over the last three games, the Panthers' 12 sacks allowed are the most in the NFL.

PLAYER STATS

Panthers

  • Quarterback Sam Darnold finished with 207 passing yards on 17-of-41 attempts with a touchdown, an interception and a fumble. Darnold accounted for all 96 yards on Carolina's last drive, including 83 passing yards and 13 rushing yards.
  • In his second straight start, Chuba Hubbard rushed for 61 yards and his first rushing touchdown. Hubbard's 281 rushing yards rank second among rookie running backs this season.
  • Rookie Keith Taylor Jr. tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, three pass deflections and one forced fumble.
  • Haason Reddick had eight tackles, including three tackles for loss, and his second career fumble recovery that set up a score in the first half.
  • Frankie Luvu blocked a punt that was recovered by Kenny Robinson for his first career TD. Luvu had five tackles, including one for loss on defense, and an additional two tackles on special teams.

View in-game photos from the Panthers and Vikings in Week 6 at Bank of America Stadium.

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