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Stats and Superlatives: Panthers at Giants

Photo: Margaret Bowles




QB Cam Newton

  • Became the first player in NFL history with 300-plus passing yards, at least five passing touchdowns and 100 or more rushing yards in a single game.
  • Threw five touchdown passes for the third time in his past five games. Before this stretch, he had never thrown more than three scores in a game.
  • Became the first player in NFL history with 100 rushing yards and five passing touchdowns in a single game.
  • Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history with three or more games with five or more passing touchdowns in a season (Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Daunte Culpepper).
  • Ripped off a 47-yard run, the longest rush for the Panthers this season.
  • Led his fourth game-winning drive of his season and the 12th of his career.
  • Became the fourth quarterback to win at least 17 straight regular-season starts in the Super Bowl era (Peyton Manning (23, ’08-’09; 17, ’12-’13), Tom Brady (21, ’06-’08; 18, ’03-’04), Jim McMahon (22, ’84-’87).
  • Became the only player in NFL history to start a career with five seasons of 3,000-plus passing yards and at least 500 rushing yards.
  • Has thrown 24 touchdowns and three interceptions over his past eight games.
  • Has thrown 14 touchdowns and one interception during the first half of his past seven games.
  • Has a passer rating of 100-plus in six of his past seven games. He had a passer rating of below 100 in six of his first seven games this season.
  • Needs 464 total yards over his final two games to pass Peyton Manning (21,174) for most total yards in a player’s first five seasons.
  • Needs three touchdowns to catch Steve Beuerlein for most passing touchdowns in a season (36, 1999).


TE Greg Olsen

  • Eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards for the second straight season. His 1,048 yards this year are a career high.
  • Joined WRs Steve Smith (seven) and Muhsin Muhammad (two) are the only players in Panthers’ history with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
  • Scored his first touchdown in his past six games. Olsen has seven scores this season, his most since he had eight with the Bears in 2009.


WR Ted Ginn

  • Caught his ninth and 10th touchdowns this season, the most for a Panthers’ wideout since Steve Smith had 12 in 2005.
  • Caught two touchdowns for the third straight game and for the fourth time this season. Ginn had no games with more than one receiving touchdown before this year.
  • Was targeted 14 times, the second-most of his career (16 with Miami vs. Indianapolis on 9/21/09).


WR Devin Funchess

  • Continued his pattern of catching touchdowns in every other game. The rookie has scored in Week 9, Week 11, Week 13 and Week 15.


LB Luke Kuechly

  • Had 15 tackles, his most since he had 15 against the Bears in Week 5 last season.


S Kurt Coleman

  • Had 13 tackles, one short his career high of 14 (twice with the Eagles, 2011).


K Graham Gano

  • Had a kick blocked for the fifth time this season (four field goals, one extra point).
  • Made his second walk-off winner this season (Week 8 vs. Colts).


P Brad Nortman

  • Punted seven times, the first time in six game he’d punted more than four times.


Head coach Ron Rivera

  • Improved to 18-3 in December.
  • Has challenged a league-high 12 times. He’s won eight of those 12 challenges.
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