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Week 4 Game Preview: Panthers vs. Vikings

Derrick Brown

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers (0-3, 0-2 NFC South) are back at home this weekend aiming for their first win of the season.

Carolina plays the Minnesota Vikings (0-3, 0-0 NFC North) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Scroll below for more information on the Week 4 matchup, series history, and stats comparison.

Game Reset

History: Panthers vs. Vikings

  • Carolina and Minnesota have played 16 times. The Vikings lead the series 10-6. | Series history
  • The Panthers lost their last matchup with the Vikings, 34-28, at Bank of America Stadium in 2021.
  • The series is tied, 3-3, when played at Carolina in the regular season.

Statistical Comparison

Table inside Article
Category Carolina Minnesota Vikings
Offense
Total Yards Per Game 299.3 (21st) 406.0 (3rd)
Rushing Yards Per Game 99.3 (18th) 66.3 (31st)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.6 (7th) 4.0 (19th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 200.0 (22nd) 339.7 (2nd)
Sacks Allowed 9 (21st) 8 (t-17th)
Third Down Efficiency 40.4 (14th) 42.1 (12th)
Points Per Game 18.0 (24th) 23.0 (t-15th)
Defense
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 329.0 (13th) 382.3 (27th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 136.7 (t-27th) 120.7 (19th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.5 (22nd) 3.8 (12th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 192.3 (9th) 261.7 (t-25th)
Sacks 10 (t-7th) 6 (t-21st)
Takeaways 2 (t-22nd) 2 (t-22nd)
Third Down Efficiency 30.8 (t-5th) 40.5 (19th)
Points Allowed Per Game 27.0 (25th) 27.3 (26th)

Statistical milestones to watch in 2023

  • Outside linebacker Brian Burns (40.5) needs 1.5 sacks to pass Kevin Greene (41.5) for fifth all-time in Panther history.
  • Burns (48) needs two tackles for loss to pass Mario Addison (49) for sixth all-time in Panther history.
  • Outside linebacker Justin Houston (112.0) needs 1.5 sacks to pass Sean Jones (113.0) for 25th all-time in league history.
  • Houston (132) needs one tackle for loss to pass Michael Bennett (132) for eighth all-time in league history.
  • Cornerback Donte Jackson (14) needs four interceptions to pass Mike Minter (17) for fourth all-time in Panther history.
  • Wide receiver Adam Thielen (554) needs 46 receptions to become the fifth undrafted player in the common draft era with at least 600 career receptions.
  • Defensive end Derrick Brown (162) needs nine total tackles to pass Brentson Buckner (170) for ninth all-time in Panther history for defensive linemen.
  • Kicker Eddy Piñeiro (39) needs 16 field goals to pass Joey Slye (54) for third all-time in Panther history.
  • Punter Johnny Hekker (335) needs eight punts downed inside the 20-yard line to pass Brad Maynard (342) for eighth all-time in league history.

Matchup notes

  • Carolina returns home in Week 4 to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Bank of America Stadium. The matchup with Minnesota marks the first of four games against NFC North opponents this season for Carolina.
  • This will be the 17th matchup between the Panthers and the Vikings, with Minnesota leading the series 10-6. The series in Carolina is even at 3-3.
  • The last game played between Carolina and Minnesota was Oct. 17, 2021, at Bank of America Stadium, resulting in a 34-28 Vikings win.
  • The Vikings enter the first week of October with an 0-3 record after falling to the Los Angeles Chargers, 28-24, at home in Week 3.
  • Carolina returns home with an 0-3 record after falling to the Seahawks in Seattle, 37-27.

The Panthers are 6-9 all-time against the Vikings, with a 3-2 record at home and 3-7 record on the road.

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