Week 7 Preview: Panthers at Packers

We have team notes and stats as we take our final look before Sunday's noon kickoff against Carolina.

CAROLINA (3-2-1) vs. GREEN BAY (4-2)

KICKOFF/TV — Sunday, noon, FOX

OPENING LINE — Packers by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 4-2, Green Bay 2-3-1.

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 8-4

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Panthers 30-23, Sept. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK — Panthers tied Bengals 37-all; Packers beat Dolphins 27-24

AP PRO32 RANKING — Panthers No. 14, Packers No. 9

PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (28), PASS (12T).

PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (27), PASS (20).

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (24), PASS (20).

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (32), PASS (5).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Panthers won previous meeting at Lambeau Field 35-31 on Nov. 30, 2008. ... Carolina coming off first tie in team history. 74 combined points with Bengals were most in an NFL overtime game that ended in tie. ... WR Kelvin Benjamin leads rookies with 416 yards receiving. ... QB Cam Newton needs 499 yards rushing to pass Tshimanga Biakabutuka for fourth on franchise list. Biakabutuka had 2,530 from 1996-2001. ... Since joining NFL in 2007, Greg Olson fifth among tight ends in receptions, and sixth in touchdowns and yards receiving. ... CB Antoine Cason one of two active players with multiple interceptions in their first seven seasons, joining DeAngelo Hall. ... Packers rookie TE Richard Rodgers is son of Panthers special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers Sr. ... Aaron Rodgers' 111.2 passer rating in October tops quarterbacks with at least 300 attempts since 2008, when Rodgers took over as starter. ... Rodgers first quarterback to throw for 15-plus touchdowns with no more than one interception in first six games of season. ... LB Clay Matthews has just one sack this season. With 51 sacks, Matthews is three shy of DE Aaron Kampman for fourth on team list. ... DE-LB Julius Peppers spent eight seasons with Panthers after getting drafted second overall in 2002. ... Mason Crosby is 21 of 42 on field goals from at least 50 yards.

GREEN BAY NFC NFL
TEAM STATS
Turnover Margin (+9) 1 1t
Points Scored (26.8)4 8
Points Allowed (21.7) 5 12
Total Offense (319.2) 13 26
Rushing (94.8) 12 24
Passing (224.3) 11 20
Total Defense (368.0) 9 19
vs. Rush (154.5) 16 32
vs. Pass (213.5) 3 5
Third-Down Offense (45.8%) 4 6
Third-Down Defense (47.6%) 14 29
Red-Zone Offense (69.6%) 2 6
Red-Zone Defense (55.0%) 7 16t
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Passing: Rodgers (111.4)1 2
Rushing: Lacy (306) 8 16
Receptions: Nelson (43) 3 3
Rec. Yds.: Nelson (632) 1 1
Interceptions: Shields (2) 8t 8t
Sacks: Daniels (2.5) 19t 43
CAROLINANFC NFL
TEAM STATS
Turnover Margin (+5) 3t 5t
Points Scored (23.5)8t 17t
Points Allowed (26.2) 11 24
Total Offense (343.8) 9 18
Rushing (86.8) 14 28
Passing (257.0) 7 12t
Total Defense (392.5) 14 26
vs. Rush (140.2) 14 27
vs. Pass (252.3) 10 20
Third-Down Offense (43.4%) 8 12
Third-Down Defense (50.0%) 16 31
Red-Zone Offense (50.0%) 12 25
Red-Zone Defense (70.6%) 15 28
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Passing: Newton (92.3) 9 17
Rushing: Newton (149)23 52
Receptions: Olsen (33) 8 15
Rec. Yds.: Benjamin (416) 8 16
Interceptions: Harper (3) 1t 1t
Sacks: Addison (4.0) 4t 9t

Packer Report Top Stories