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Panthers at Buccaneers Week 13 Capsule

PANTHERS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 12-9  
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-0 Morris: 2-2
LAST WEEK W 27-19 at Colts L 23-17 at Titans
LAST GAME 11/14/10: Panthers 16 at Buccaneers 31. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman completes 18 of 24 passes (75 pct.) for 241 yards with 2 TDs & 134.2 passer rating.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/10
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Drea Avent (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Car.), 117 (TB). XM: 230 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Newton (R): 239-392-3,093-12-14-81.1 Freeman: 254-411-2,715-12-16-74.6
RUSHING D. Williams: 108-540-5.0-3 Blount: 138-644-4.7-4
RECEIVING S. Smith: 59-1,060 (1C)-18.0-5 Williams: 52-573-11.0-3
OFFENSE 398.7 340.2
TAKE/GIVE -4 -4
DEFENSE 370.1 394.6
SACKS Johnson: 7.5 Clayborn (R): 5
INTs Gamble, Martin: 3 3 tied: 2
PUNTING Baker: 41.8 Koenen: 45.0
KICKING Mare: 78 (24/25 PAT; 18/23 FG) Barth: 77 (17/17 PAT: 20/22 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Offense averaging 398.7 yards per game (258.4 last year) & 263.5 pass yards per game (143.1)…QB CAM NEWTON has 10 rush TDs, most in season by rookie QB in SB era. In 5 road starts, has passed for 1,521 yards (304.2 per game) with 4 TDs & rushed for 190 yards & 7 TDs. Has passed for 3,093 yards & is 4th rookie to pass for 3,000 yards (PEYTON MANNING, MATT RYAN, SAM BRADFORD)…In 3 meetings with 15+ att., RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 345 yards (115 per game) & 4 TDs. In career, when Stewart has 15+ att., team is 14-3. RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 2 rush TDs last week. When Williams has 18+ carries, Panthers are 15-3. In 3 meetings with 18+ att., Williams has rushed for 459 yards (153 per game) & 6 TDs. Has 120+ yards & 2+ TDs in all 3…WR STEVE SMITH leads NFC with 1,060 rec. yards. In past 5 on road, has 29 catches for 534 yards (106.8 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 9,944 career rec. yards & needs 56 for 10,000. Has 6 career 100-yard games vs. TB. Rookie WR-KR KEALOHA PILARES leads NFC with 29.3 KR avg…DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 15.5 sacks in past 18…BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN aims for 3rd win in row vs. Car. In past 2 meetings, has completed 30 of 48 (62.5 pct.) for 419 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.3 rating. When Freeman has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-2…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT had 19 att. for 91 yards & TD in only meeting. In career, when has 19+ carries, team is 6-2. In those 8, has rushed for 773 yards (96.6 per game) & 5 TDs…WR PRESTON PARKER ties for 5th in NFC with 17 catches on 3rd down. Has 281 rec. yards on 3rd down, 3rd most in NFC. TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch in 87 games in row. Had 20-yard TD in last meeting. WR ARRELIOUS BENN had TD in last game vs. Car. WR MIKE WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches, 80+ yards & TD…CB RONDE BARBER had sack in last meeting. Has started 194 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (27) & 40+ INTs (42). DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN ties for 3rd among NFC rookies with 5 sacks. CB AQIB TALIB had 27-yard INT-TD last week. Has 2 INT-TDs this season & 3 INT-TDs in career.


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