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Stats and Superlatives: Panthers, Newton Have Record-Setting Day Against 49ers



  • Extended their league-leading home win streak to 14 games. Kansas City has the second-longest such streak with seven consecutive wins at Arrowhead Stadium.



  • sfcar20162-1-of-39Totaled 529 yards, their third-most in the regular season and their most since they gained 530 at New Orleans on 12/30/12.


  • Scored 46 points, their third-most in the regular season and their most since they scored 48 against the Bucs on 12/24/11.


  • Scored 17 points off three 49ers’ turnovers. Carolina scored just seven points off three turnovers at Denver.


  • Had seven plays of 20-plus yards. Their biggest play in Week One was a 20-yard run by WR Ted Ginn Jr.


  • Gained 134 yards and picked up seven first downs in the 3rd quarter a week after they picked up just 32 yards and one first down in the 3rd at Denver.


  • Had their first ever game with two 100-yard receivers (Greg Olsen — 122 and Kelvin Benjamin — 108), a 100-yard rusher (Fozzy Whittaker — 100) and a 300-yard passer (Cam Newton — 353).


  • Had a pair of 100-yard receivers for the first time in the regular season since Olsen (110) and Benjamin (104) did it against the Bucs on 12/14/14.



  • Played the first game in NFL history in which each team had a TE with a 75-plus yard touchdown catch (Olsen — 78, Vance McDonald — 75).


  • Rushed for 176 yards, extending their NFL-best streak to 29 straight games with at least 100 rushing yards.


  • Allowed 27 points. Including the postseason, they allowed at least 27 points just three times last year (Packers — 29, Saints — 38, Giants — 35).


  • Had just their second four-turnover game since 11/16/14. They also had four against the Broncos in the Super Bowl.


  • Improved to 12-8 all-time against the 49ers. Carolina has won the past five regular-season meetings.




  • Rushed 26 times for 65 yards. Head coach Chip Kelly is now 2-14 when his teams rush for fewer than 100 yards. Kelly is 25-8 when his teams rush for at least 100 yards.


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