Panthers-Packers Capsule

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

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, 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.

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