The Carolina Panthers (5-7) travel to division rival Atlanta (3-9) for a Week 14 matchup.
- The Panthers will go for a season split of the series after Atlanta won at Carolina back in November. The Falcons have now won seven of the last eight against Carolina and hold a 31-18 lead in the all-time series.
- In the previous matchup, the Falcons returned a punt for a touchdown and Carolina was held out of the end zone in a 29-3 outcome.
- This season, Carolina's run defense has struggled, allowing 137.5 yards per game. However, the Falcons have also struggled to run the ball, ranking 30th with 74.3 rushing yards per game.
- Atlanta's passing offense led by Matt Ryan ranks first in the league with 319.1 passing yards per game. Julio Jones ranks sixth in the league with 950 receiving yards.
|Total Yards/Game||341.3 (21st)||369.4 (11th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||120.5 (12th)||74.3 (30th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||252.4 (15th)||319.1 (1st)|
|Sacks Allowed||45 (29th)||40 (t-24th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||31.4 (t-28th)||40.4 (14th)|
|Points/Game||23.3 (t-13th)||21.7 (18th)|
|Total Yards/Game||366.7 (22nd)||368.2 (23rd)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||137.5 (29th)||108.7 (17th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||229.2 (14th)||259.5 (26th)|
|Sacks||46 (1st)||18 (31st)|
|Third Down Efficiency||40.3 (12th)||44.3 (8th)|
|Points/Game||26.7 (26th)||26.9 (27th)|
- Over the last five games, DJ Moore leads the NFL with 517 receiving yards to go with three receiving touchdowns. The second-year wideout has 980 receiving yards on the season, ranking fourth in the NFL.
- Christian McCaffrey leads the NFL in scrimmage yards (1,811), which ranks seventh all-time through the first 12 games of a season. He leads the NFL with 16 total touchdowns and is first among running backs with 75 receptions. He also ranks second in rushing yards (1,167), receiving yards by a running back (644) and yards after catch (616).
- Last week, McCaffrey passed Roger Craig (2,118) for the most receiving yards by a running back through the first three seasons of an NFL career. With 2,162 career receiving yards, McCaffrey ranks ninth in franchise history.
- Curtis Samuel recorded his fifth receiving touchdown of the season last week and sixth total TD of the year. Among wide receivers, his six total touchdowns are tied for eighth in the NFL.
- After recording 1.5 sacks against Washington, Mario Addison moved into the top 10 in the NFL with 9.5 sacks on the season.
- Luke Kuechly now has over 100 tackles for the eighth consecutive season. He is one of five players since tackles were recorded with eight consecutive 100-tackle seasons.
- With 95 tackles, Eric Reid ranks third among NFL safeties in tackles. He is second among safeties with 4.0 sacks. Those sacks tie Toi Cook (1996) for the most by a safety in franchise history.
Carolina is 18-32 all-time against Atlanta.
Milestones to Watch
- Carolina (6) needs three touchdowns from 50 or more yards to break the franchise record for most 50+ yard touchdowns (8, 1999).
- Currently leading the league with 46.0 sacks, the Panthers need 14 sacks to tie the franchise record (60) set in 1996 and 2013.
- Christian McCaffrey (1,167) needs 348 rushing yards to eclipse DeAngelo Williams' franchise record (1,515, 2008) for rushing yards in a season.
- McCaffrey (1,811) is 155 scrimmage yards away from breaking his own franchise record (1,965) which he set last season. With 189 scrimmage yards and 25 receptions, he would become the second player in NFL history with 2,000+ scrimmage yards and 100+ receptions.
- With at least 189 scrimmage yards on Sunday, McCaffrey would tie for the fewest games (13) to reach 2,000 scrimmage yards in a season in NFL history. He would join Jim Brown, Priest Holmes, Chris Johnson, Walter Payton and O.J. Simpson.
- DJ Moore needs 20 receiving yards for his first career 1,000-yard receiving season. It would mark the first 1,000-yard receiving season for a Panther since 2016 (Greg Olsen) and first by a wide receiver since 2014 (Kelvin Benjamin). There have been 17 total 1,000-yard receiving seasons by Panthers all-time.
- Mario Addison (55.0) needs 1.0 sack to pass Mike Rucker (55.5) for third place all-time in franchise history. He would also record his second career double-digit sack season.
- Eric Reid (95) needs 22 tackles to pass Mike Minter (116, 2000) for the most tackles by a safety in one season in franchise history. He needs one sack to be in sole first place for the most sacks by a safety in one season in franchise history (Toi Cook, 1996, 4.0).
- With five tackles from Reid (95) and seven tackles from Shaq Thompson (93), the 2019 team would be the first Panthers squad with three players with over 100 tackles in a season.