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NFL PREVIEW: CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-9) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-8)

December 12, 2012
Richmond High School



SERIES

 

PANTHERS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

3-1

 

STREAKS

3-1

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 0-0

Turner: 6-1

LAST WEEK

W 30-20 vs. Falcons

W 34-24 at Steelers

LAST GAME

9/7/08: Panthers 26 at Chargers 24. Carolina CB Chris Gamble has 31-yard FR-TD & K John Kasay adds 4 FGs. Panthers TE Donte Rosario catches game-winning TD as time expires.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/7/08

BROADCAST

FOX (1:05 PM PT): Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Jill Savage (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 134 (Car.), 128 (SD). XM: 228 (SD). 

STATS

PASSING

Newton: 227-390-3,220-16-10-88.0

Rivers: 298-465-3,196-21-15-85.5

RUSHING

Newton (QB): 104-640-6.2-7

Mathews: 180-685-3.8-1

RECEIVING

S. Smith: 60-999-16.7-2

Floyd: 54-775-14.4-5

OFFENSE

353.7

319.9

TAKE/GIVE

+1

0

DEFENSE

348.8

335.5

SACKS

Hardy: 9

Phillips: 7

INTs

Munnerlyn: 2

Weddle: 3

PUNTING

Nortman (R): 42.6

Scifres: 48.8 (3C)

KICKING

Gano: 21 (9/10 PAT; 4/4 FG)

Novak: 71 (26/26 PAT; 15/17 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Last week, QB CAM NEWTON became 1st in NFL history with 250+ pass yards (287), 100+ rush yards (116), pass TD (2) & rush TD in game. In past 3, has passed for 7 TDs, 0 INTs & 118.1 rating. Also has 246 rush yards (82 per game) & 3 TDs in those 3. Aims for 4th in row with 110+ rating. Is only player in NFL history with 30+ pass (37) & 20+ rush (21) TDs in 1st 2 seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 53-yard TD catch last week. RB JONATHAN STEWART made NFL debut at SD (9/7/08) & rushed for 53 yards (10 att., 5.3 avg.). In career, when Stewart has 50+ rush yards & 5.0+ avg., Panthers are 16-5 (.762)…WR STEVE SMITH has 10 catches for 202 yards (101 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 vs. AFC on road. Had 7 catches for 109 yards last week. WR BRANDON LA FELL has 8 career rec. TDs & avg. 26.5 yards per TD (212 yards). TE GREG OLSEN aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has 4 TDs in past 5…CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON had 8.5 sacks in 10 games vs. AFC. Has 25.5 sacks in past 35. Has 8.5 sacks in past 10. DE GREG HARDY has 7 sacks in past 7. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 131 tackles…CHARGERS: In only career meeting against Panthers (9/7/08), QB PHILIP RIVERS had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 125.1 passer rating. Rivers (27,454) has 2nd-most pass yards in club history, trailing only HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040). For career, Rivers is 24-4 (.857) as starter in Dec. w/ 51 TDs vs. 16 INTs & 98.6 passer rating. Since ’08, Rivers (20,766) has 2nd-most passing yards in NFL (DREW BREES, 23,581)…RB RYAN MATHEWS (929; 685 rush, 244 rec.) needs 71 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000. RB RONNIE BROWN has career-high 46 rec. in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES (448) needs 52 receiving yards to reach 500 for 9th consecutive season. Gates (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in team history. In past 5, WR DANARIO ALEXANDER is averaging 98.8 receiving yards per game with 5 TD rec. WR MICHEAL SPURLOCK had career-high 7 rec. last week…LB DONALD BUTLER leads team w/ 73 tackles…DE COREY LIUGET has career-best 5 sacks in ’12.


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