The Carolina Panthers are hoping to stretch their team record to 10-0 on Sunday against the Washington Redskins and remain one of the two undefeated teams in the NFL. Along the way, Panthers' fans could witness records tied and broken by quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen.
Entering Sunday's game, Newton has 30 career games with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown and is only one game away from tying Steve Young for the NFL record of 31 games. The impressive thing about this record is that of those 30 games, five of them have come in this season's first nine games.
Newton, while chasing his own record, can help his tight end, Greg Olsen, break two team records and set the record for tight ends in receptions and receiving yards.He is currently eight receptions and 31 receiving yards behind the current leader, Wesley Walls.
Now it may be a bit of stretch for Olsen to break the reception record as he has not had nine receptions in a game this year but has had eight on two seperate occassions. However, Olsen should be able to break the receiving yard record as he has held to under 31 yards twice this year and is averaging almost 74 yards per game.
There will certainly be plenty on the line Sunday as the Panthers hope to be the first team to double digit wins, to remain one of only two undefeated teams in the NFL, and hopefully a few records will fall for their players in the process.
*All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference