Carolina (2-2) returns home to face Jacksonville (2-2) after both teams pulled off road victories in Week 4.
- Carolina is 3-3 all-time against the Jaguars. Both Carolina and Jacksonville entered the NFL as expansion teams in 1995, facing off in the preseason in both clubs' first-ever game.
- With each team entering its 25th season in 2019, Carolina has an all-time record of 192-195-1 (9-8 in the postseason), while Jacksonville has an all-time record of 172-216 (7-7 in the postseason).
- Jacksonville's rushing attack enters the game ranked sixth in the league at 135.3 yards per game. Carolina has struggled against the run, allowing 130.8 yards per game which ranks 24th in the league.
- Two of the top rushers in the NFL will be on display on Sunday as Christian McCaffrey (1st, 411 yards) and Leonard Fournette (3rd, 404 yards) face off for the first time. The two were taken four spots apart at the top of the 2017 NFL Draft.
- Two young backup quarterbacks are also getting their opportunities as Kyle Allen (493 yards passing, 4 TD, 0 INT, 118.3 rtg) and Gardner Minshew (905 yards passing, 7 TD, 1 INT, 106.9 rtg) go at it.
- The Panthers defense against the pass has been exceptional as Carolina leads the NFL in opponent net passing yards (156.8) and is tied for first in sacks (18).
|Total Yards/Game||351.3 (17th)||364.0 (14th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||108.3 (17th)||135.3 (6th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||266.3 (18th)||245.0 (22nd)|
|Sacks Allowed||11 (t-21st)||10 (t-17th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||38.8 (t-17th)||29.2 (28th)|
|Points/Game||23.8 (11th)||21.0 (t-18th)|
|Total Yards/Game||287.5 (4th)||366.3 (18th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||130.8 (24th)||99.5 (13th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||156.8 (1st)||266.8 (22nd)|
|Sacks||18 (t-1st)||13 (t-6th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||42.1 (22nd)||43.4 (t-24th)|
|Points/Game||20.0 (11th)||21.0 (12th)|
Next Gen Stat of the Week
Jarius Wright recorded five catches on six targets for 59 yards at Houston. Two of his five converted third downs in spectacular fashion.
Wright led the team with an average separation of 4.55 yards at time of reception, up from the league average of 2.83 separation yards. It was the highest separation average for any Panthers player with two or more receptions in a game this season.
Stat Nuggets To Know
- Christian McCaffrey leads the NFL with 411 rushing yards and 629 scrimmage yards. His scrimmage yards mark the most in franchise history through four games and the sixth-most by any NFL player through Week 4 since 2000. McCaffrey's 25 receptions are the most among all running backs this season.
- With 682 receptions, 8,063 receiving yards and 59 touchdowns, Greg Olsen ranks fifth in receptions, fifth in receiving yards and eighth in receiving touchdowns all-time among NFL tight ends.
- Carolina's trio of McCaffrey, DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel have accounted for 1,113 of Carolina's 1,498 yards from scrimmage. The Panthers lead the NFL in scrimmage yards by players aged 23 or younger.
- QB Kyle Allen joined Carson Wentz as the only quarterbacks to go 3-0 with no interceptions in their first three career starts. Allen did all of his on the road.
- Between weeks 3 and 4, the Panthers tallied 14 sacks, just one shy of the franchise record for most sacks over a two-game period.
- Mario Addison has recorded 5.5 sacks this season, ranking third in the NFL. He is already halfway to his career high of 11.0 sacks that he set in 2017.
- Brian Burns has a PFF grade of 78.4, third among all defensive rookies, while his nine QB pressures lead all NFL rookies.
- Carolina's passing defense has held opponents to just 156.8 net passing yards per game, the best mark through the first four games of a season in franchise history.
- Head coach Ron Rivera (73-58-1) needs one win to become Carolina's all-time winningest coach in the regular season, passing John Fox's 73 wins.
- According to press box stats, Kuechly (992) needs eight tackles for 1,000 for his career. He would be the first player in NFL history with 1,000 tackles in his first eight seasons.
- Christian McCaffrey (1,944) needs 56 rushing yards to reach 2,000 for his career.
- Joey Slye (4) needs three 50-yard or longer field goals to break Graham Gano's franchise record of six 50+ field goals from 2013.
- Greg Olsen (59) needs four touchdowns to pass Shannon Sharpe (62) for sixth place all-time in career touchdown receptions by a tight end.
- Carolina needs three sacks to break the 1996 team's record (20.0) for most sacks through the first five games of a season.
Carolina is 3-3 against Jacksonville all-time.