Packers-Panthers: The facts

Packers whipped the Panthers last year on MNF

What: Packers (0-3) vs. Panthers (1-2)

When: 8 p.m. (CT) Monday, Oct. 3

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

All-time regular season: Packers lead 5-2-0

All-time postseason: 1-0, 1996 NFC Championship

Standings: Packers - 4th place, NFC North. Panthers - 3rd place (tied), NFC South.

Packers leaders: Offense - Favre, 738 passing yards and 5 passing TDs; Ahman Green, 170 rushing yards and 13 receptions; Donald Driver, 202 receiving yards; Robert Ferguson, 2 receiving TDs. Defense - Aaron Kampman, 2 sacks; Ahmad Carroll, 1 INT.

Panthers leaders: Offense - Delhomme, 651 passing yards and 4 passing TDs; Stephen Davis, 194 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs; Smith, 23 receptions, 342 receiving yards and 4 receiving TDs. Defense - Thomas Davis and Mike Rucker, 1 sack; Chris Gamble and Will Witherspoon, 1 INT.

Packers team rank: Rushing Offense - 79.0 yards per game (25th in NFL); Passing Offense - 230.3 ypg (13th); Total Offense - 309.3 ypg (T-23rd). Rushing Defense - 106.0 ypg (16th); Passing Defense - 206.7 ypg (T-13th); Total Defense - 312.7 ypg (17th).

Panthers team rank: Rushing Offense - 102.0 ypg (16th); Passing Offense - 197.7 ypg (22nd); Total Offense - 299.7 ypg (25th). Rushing Defense - 94.7 ypg (12th); Passing Defense - 203.3 ypg (12th); Total Defense - 298.0 ypg (11th).

Packers-Panthers series: 8th regular-season meeting. The Packers lead the series 5-2 and have won last three meetings since 2001. The Packers are 4-1 in games played at Charlotte. The teams also have met once in the postseason, with Green Bay rolling to a 30-13 victory over the 2-year-old Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 12, 1997, at Lambeau Field. The Packers went on to win Super Bowl XXXI over New England two weeks later.

The Panthers' two regular season wins against Green Bay, including their 31-14 whipping of Green Bay on Monday Night Football in 2000, kept the Packers from making the playoffs. The Panthers also beat Green Bay in 1999 when the Packers went 8-8.

Last meeting: Sept. 13, 2004 at Bank of America Stadium. Green Bay 24, Carolina 14.
Ahman Green rushed for 119 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Packers upended the Panthers on Monday Night Football. Carolina, which lost three of its starters on its 2003 offensive line, were held to 38 yards rushing by the Packers.

Line: Panthers by 8.

Next up: New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field, Oct. 9, Noon (CT)


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