Carolina comes out of the bye week with a 4-2 record, traveling to the undefeated San Francisco 49ers (6-0) on Sunday.
- The Panthers are 13-8 all-time against San Francisco, including six straight regular season wins dating back to 2004. The Panthers are also 7-3 at San Francisco, the third-best winning percentage of any NFL team at the 49ers since 1995.
- Carolina has won four straight games on the road dating back to 2018. It is currently tied for the longest road winning streak in the NFL and marks Carolina's longest road win streak since 2015.
- The Panthers lead the NFL in sacks with 27.0, the most in franchise history through six games, while Carolina's 15 takeaways are tied for second in the NFL and are second-most in franchise history through six games.
- Under Ron Rivera, the Panthers are now 5-4 in games before bye weeks and 4-4 coming out of the bye. However, Carolina has won four straight after-bye games since the 2015 season.
- San Francisco boasts the NFL's second-best defense in terms of net yards, allowing just 223.5 yards per game. The 49ers are first with just 133.5 passing yards allowed, while making 20 sacks. They've allowed just 10.7 points per game, second-best in the NFL.
- Offensively, the 49ers are second in the NFL with 172.7 rushing yards per game. The trio of Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert are just one of two rushing trios in the league where each has over 200 yards.
|Total Yards/Game||353.0 (20th)||387.2 (7th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||129.5 (9th)||172.7 (2nd)|
|Passing Yards/Game||245.5 (17th)||221.7 (27th)|
|Sacks Allowed||16th (t-16th)||8 (t-3rd)|
|Third Down Efficiency||34.2 (23rd)||45.1 (9th)|
|Points/Game||27.7 (5th)||26.0 (11th)|
|Total Yards/Game||344.0 (12th)||223.5 (2nd)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||119.0 (23rd)||90.0 (t-7th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||225.0 (7th)||133.5 (1st)|
|Sacks||27 (1st)||20 (t-5th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||41.2 (19th)||30.0 (3rd)|
|Points/Game||22.2 (15th)||10.7 (2nd)|
- After the bye, Christian McCaffrey now ranks third in the NFL with 618 yards on the ground. He is averaging 4.87 yards per carry, fifth-highest among players with over 100 rushing attempts.
- McCaffrey ranks second in the NFL in total scrimmage yards with 923 (618 rushing, 305 receiving), and has a league-leading nine total touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving)
- Kyle Allen has a passer rating of 106.6, ranking fourth in the NFL among qualified quarterbacks. He is the only qualifying quarterbacks to not throw an interception yet this season, and is one of four QBs to not lose a game that he started in 2019. Allen set an NFL record by going 5-0 in his first five starts with no interceptions thrown.
- According to Pro Football Focus, Taylor Moton ranks second among qualifying offensive tackles with just five pressures allowed.
- Luke Kuechly is second in the NFL with 62 tackles, while Mario Addison ranks seventh with 6.5 sacks. Brian Burns is second among all rookies with 4.5 sacks.
- With 54 tackles, Shaq Thompson is one of just two players in the NFL with at least 50 tackles and at least 2.0 sacks (Jaylon Smith).
- Vernon Butler is tied for fifth in the league with three forced fumbles.
- James Bradberry is tied for second in the league with three interceptions and tied for second with nine pass breakups. Bradberry has allowed an opponent passer rating of just 42.4, ranking third in the NFL according to PFF.
View photos from past games between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers. Carolina holds a 13-9 edge in the all-time series.
Milestones to Watch
- McCaffrey needs 77 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000 for the season. He would become the 14th player since 2000 with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in the first seven games of a season.
- McCaffrey needs one offensive touchdown for 30 for his career. He'd be the first Panther with 30 TDs in his first three seasons and the 17th player in the NFL with 30 TDs in his first 40 games.
- With both a receiving and rushing touchdown, McCaffrey would tie Pete Johnson (1981, Cincinnati) for the most consecutive games with a rushing and receiving touchdown with three.
- McCaffrey (1,823) needs 33 receiving yards to pass Donald Hayes and move into 10th place all-time in franchise receiving yards.
- Addison (52.0) needs 4.0 sacks to pass Mike Rucker (55.5) for third place in sacks in franchise history.
- The Panthers (15) need four takeaways to tie the 2001 team for most takeaways through the first seven games of a season.
- Kuechly (17) needs one interception to pass Mike Minter and move into third place all-time in franchise interceptions.